13 Sep 2014, London, Swansea, Belfast & Glasgow
The Fisherman's Friends
The Fisherman's Friends
Sat 13 Sep 2014 London, Hyde Park
Shanties For One And All

Although only four of the Friends are actually fishermen, the group have been friends since school and have been performing together in the pubs - and in the harbour - of Port Isaac for 18 years.

Their soaring harmonies and big choruses had long been a fixture in North Cornwall when they were discovered by Radio 2’s own Johnnie Walker. They later signed to a major record label and went on to perform at Glastonbury, and a feature film inspired by their story is currently in production.

The 2014 Radio 2 Folk Awards was one of their first live appearances since the tragic accidental deaths of dear friend and bandmate Trevor Grills, and tour promoter Paul McMullen, in February 2013. Their second album One And All was dedicated to Trevor’s memory.

That Folk Awards performance was an undoubted highlight of this year's ceremony, so we're delighted to have them entertaining the Hyde Park crowds for Proms in the Park.

Although only four of the Friends are actually fishermen, the group have been friends since school and have been performing together in the pubs - and in the harbour - of Port Isaac for 18 years.

Their soaring harmonies and big choruses had long been a fixture in North Cornwall when they were discovered by Radio 2’s own Johnnie Walker. They later signed to a major record label and went on to perform at Glastonbury, and a feature film inspired by their story is currently in production.

The 2014 Radio 2 Folk Awards was one of their first live appearances since the tragic accidental deaths of dear friend and bandmate Trevor Grills, and tour promoter Paul McMullen, in February 2013. Their second album One And All was dedicated to Trevor’s memory.

That Folk Awards performance was an undoubted highlight of this year's ceremony, so we're delighted to have them entertaining the Hyde Park crowds for Proms in the Park.