Saturday Showcase with Kitt Cox
Saturday, April 9
Songs of the Sea and Shore
Join Kitt Cox and fellow musicians Pat Conlon and Pam Patterson for Songs of the Sea and Shore. The program will feature a combination of original and traditional music and is geared towared young children and their families. Free and open to the public.
Saturday Showcase programs incorporate history and culture into the performing arts with thematic presentations. Offered on select Saturdays throughout the year. Made possible in part by the Goldhirsh Foundation.
The core material for “Songs of Sea and Shore” began when Cox, an early education professional, spent two weeks on a whale watching boat. Using that experience, he created a series of songs and activities for preschoolers and kindergartners. Additional content came about when Cox was selected to help develop pre-k through 12 curricula for the Schooner Adventure. As a member of the Children’s Music Network, he has had the opportunity to share many of these songs from California to Cape Cod. Pam Patterson has worked with Cox since the two met at the Red Sneakers School (an alternative infant through sixth grade program) in the mid-1980s. Pat Conlon has been a fixture on the Cape Ann Music scene for decades. In addition to his own performances, he recently contributed to a new set of recordings by Daisy Nell and Captain Stan.
Seine Fishers, 1940s. Eleanor Custis negative. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.