Cornish sea shanties to spring into life at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 January 2017

Fisherman's Friends will be at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare.

Fisherman's Friends will be at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare.

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A popular band of sea singers will bring a taste of the Cornish coast to Weston when they perform at The Playhouse next week.

Fisherman’s Friends met in their native Port Isaac and began their musical career by singing traditional songs of the sea for charity.

They signed a major record deal in 2010 and their debut album, Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends, achieved gold status as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top 10 album.

They have since starred in an ITV documentary and released hit albums One And All and Proper Job.

In addition, Fishy Friends have also worked alongside Cornish brewery St Austell to promote fundraising events.

The group will now visit Weston as part of a national tour to mark eight years of playing together.

The band said: “We are really looking forward to getting into the fish van again and playing for old friends and making some new ones around the country.

“We are not very rock ‘n’ roll – more born to be mild than wild – but we love performing anywhere we can and carrying a little bit of Cornwall with us.”

Fisherman’s Friends will be at The Playhouse, in High Street, at 7.30pm on February 2.

Tickets, priced £24.50-26, are available from 01934 645544 or online via www.theplayhouse.co.uk

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