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Fisherman's Friends

Sat 4 Mar, 7pm 2023

Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.

In 2010 they signed a major record deal and their album "Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends" went Gold as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they’ve been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013), Proper Job (2015) & Sole Mates (2018) and played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad.

The Fisherman's Friends are: brothers John & Jeremy Brown, writer and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, smallholder John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb.
Despite their musical adventures, the band can still be found working their day-jobs and enjoying life on the North Cornish Coast.

2019 saw the release of ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ a movie based on the group’s discovery and signing to a major record label.
The film was written and produced by the team behind 2018’s British hit film ‘Finding Your Feet’ and stars Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Sam Swainsbury & James Purefoy.
The film also features music from the Fisherman’s Friends and the bouys released a soundtrack album entitled  ‘Keep Hauling - Music from the Movie’ on March 15th.

The Fisherman’s Friends have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire.
The strongest belief that the band have always held dear is that friendship will always come first, with music a very close second!!