SOLD OUT! Brian O'Donovan Presents: A Revels Spring Pub Sing

Celebrate the season with food, drink and song as we raise our voices together in traditional pub songs and more with Revels song leaders David Coffin and Elijah Botkin. (Songsheets will be provided). Revels Spring Pub Sing is part of The Burren’s Brian O’Donovan Presents Series.

Featured Artists
Elijah Botkin
Revels Music Director
Elijah Botkin
Revels Music Director

Elijah Botkin graduated from Northeastern University in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in Music History & Analysis and Mathematics. During his time at Northeastern, Elijah founded and directed the Northeastern Madrigal Singers; was President, Bass Section Leader, and Assistant Director for the NU Choral Society; and sang with and arranged for the award-winning a cappella group Distilled Harmony. In 2015, Elijah won the award for Outstanding Arrangement for his arrangement of Distilled Harmony’s quarterfinal-winning set in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. In the same year, his arrangement of “Nothing Feels Like You” by Little Mix also won a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) for Best Mixed Collegiate Song. In 2014, Elijah was granted the Gideon Klein Award in order to write his composition The Closed Town, which was premiered by the Northeastern University Chamber Choir in April 2015. Currently, Elijah continues to direct the NU Madrigals and serves on the Board of Trustees for Chorus pro Musica. He also sings with the Boston-based chamber choir Carduus and serves as their Treasurer and Business Manager.

David Coffin
Soloist and Songleader
David Coffin
Soloist and Songleader

ornamuse, shawm, rauschphieffe – or, as he explains, “generally anything that requires a lot of hot air”. At the heart of David’s work is his extensive collection of songs from the Maritime tradition. To date, David has recorded four solo CDs; his latest, Last Trip Home, was released in the Fall of 2009 and features his daughter, Linnea, who is also a Revels performer.

David has performed with Revels since 1980 as a singer, instrumentalist and, since 1991, as Master of Ceremonies. Since 2014, David has served as Artist in Residence at Revels and has presented his acclaimed School Enrichment Programs to schools across the region as an extension of Revels Education. He runs tours of Boston Harbor during the summer months, leading over 5,000 inner-city children on boat trips to George’s and Spectacle Islands. He also directs the narration program for Boston Harbor Cruises and hosts the Brunch Cruises every weekend from May to October.

Brian O'Donovan
Presenter
Brian O'Donovan
Presenter

Brian O’Donovan is the second youngest of nine children, born in 1957 in Clonakilty,West Cork. O’Donovan studied at UCC in the 1970s but now lives in Boston, where he works as a broadcaster for WGBH, a public radio station.  He presents a show that explores “traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world”. Although Brian is widely known today for his work in public broadcasting, music production, and as a curator for live events, his earlier professional career was in a very different world. He held management and executive positions at then Foxboro Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. O’Donovan lives in Cambridge, MA and has four grown children: Aoife, Ciaran, Aidan, and Nuala and two grandchildren, Ivy Jo Jacobsen of Brooklyn, NY, and Nomi Francis O’Donovan of Denver, CO.

Brian O'Donovan Presents: A Revels Spring Pub Sing
$28 /per ticket

$28/ADV
$23 w/ GBH Membership

May 18, 2022 7:30 pm ET - May 18, 2022 9:15 pm ET

If the cost of tickets prevents you from enjoying Revels programs such as this, please write info@revels.org for details on reduced ticket pricing.

 

Schedule

  • Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner and drinks. Please do come early!
  • There will be no table service after 7:30pm when the show starts. Best to come early.
  • Reserved seats will be held until 15 minutes after show time. 

 

Location

The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144

 

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