The original ‘buoy band’, the Fisherman’s Friends, return to Cutty Sark with a full catch of new material and some old favourites as well.
The Fisherman's Friends will be returning to Cutty Sark's Sammy Ofer Gallery for two nights only.
Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 20 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt in their native Port Isaac on Cornwall’s rugged north coast to raise money for charity by singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.
They sang for HM The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and were honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011.
This summer The Fisherman’s Friends have played Glastonbury and Sidmouth Folk Week, Looe Folk Festival and the Costa del Folk in Portugal.
The Fisherman’s Friends are: brothers Julian, John and Jeremy Brown, writer, shopkeeper, bass man and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell (a Yorkshireman who visited Port Isaac more than 30 years ago and never left), fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb.
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.
Unfortunately due to venue capacity limitations for fire evacuation purposes, there are no remaining wheelchair spaces available for the performance on Saturday 11th.