David Coffin has become for many, the face and the voice of the venerable New England arts institution known as Revels. For over 40 years his low baritone voice, physical presence, musical chops on multiple instruments, humor and warmth, have combined to delight audiences in the tens of thousands.
Coffin and Revels recently released a double CD that celebrates their long history together. It comes complete with copious background notes, photographs, and recordings spanning the range diversity of his live performances.
In this leisurely conversation recorded on air on A Celtic Sojourn just before David's official CD release celebration in October, 2019, Brian O'Donovan explores the man, the music, and the importance of Revels itself in the cultural life of the region.