The Fisherman’s Friends
July 09, 2022
£6.00 – £25.00
Don’t forget to pre-book your food!
Food orders must be placed 24 hours before the event.
The buoys from Port Isaac are back in the park again!
Always a sell-out event - early booking recommended!
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" and the rest is history.
The first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album, 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.
Other standout performances include the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days, Sidmouth Folk Week, Looe Music Festival, Costa del Folk in Portugal and the BBC Proms in the Park.
The Fisherman’s Friends are: lobster fisherman Jeremy Brown; writer/ shopkeeper Jon Cleave; smallholder and engineer John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge; builder John McDonnell (a Yorkshireman who visited Port Isaac more than 30 years ago and never left); Padstow fisherman Jason Nicholas; film maker Toby Lobb and the new boy, former ambulance driver Pete Hicks.
This year filming begins on Fisherman’s Friends 2 as the boys return to the studio to record a new album, the follow up to the hit soundtrack album Keep Hauling that is well on its way to Gold sales.
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.
Early booking for this sell-out event is strongly advised.
Tickets: £25 / £28 OTD
Date: July 09, 2022
Start time: 19:30
There is the opportunity to order home-made vegetable pre-show curry, served with naan bread and yoghurt or jacket potato with butter and grated cheese when you book your show tickets. Our home-made vegetable curry is both dairy and gluten free.
In addition, there is a licensed bar plus a full range of both hot and soft drinks and snacks.
Please note: hot food may not be available at all matinee performances.
Seating is provided.
Dogs on a lead and under your control are welcome in the venue. Please bring a poo bag and ask at the box office if an event contains any sudden or loud sound effects.
The Wellfields Car Park is off Alverton Road, next to the Tennis Club.