Fisherman’s Friends at St Ives September Festival

September 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
St Ives Guildhall
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St Ives September Festival

Cornwall’s Fisherman’s Friends will make a welcome return to the St Ives September Festival when they appear at The Guildhall on Monday, September 10.
Fisherman’s Friends, widely credited with inspiring the current British revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing, last appeared at the St Ives Festival in 2014.
They starting out singing ttaditional sea songs on the Platt in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity 27 years ago and hit the big-time in 2010 when they were “discovered” by the wider world and signed a major record deal.
Their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends went gold as they became the first traditional folk act to reach the top ten in the UK album charts. Hit albums One and All (2013) and Proper Job (2015) followed and and have played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad while still singing on the Platt, where they have raised hundreds of thousnads of pounds for good causes, on a Friday night when their commitments allow.
They took the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011 and sang for The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 with festival appearances including Glastonbury, Cambridge, Beautiful Days, Sidmouth, Looe, Costa del Folk in Portugal and the BBC Proms in the Park.
The Fisherman’s Friends consist of brothers John and Jeremy Brown, writer and MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb.

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