The picturesque village of Port Isaac has been highlighted in films and TV shows—mostly recently the popular Doc Martin series. But the Fisherman’s Friends with their masterful harmonies and lively performances remain the heart of local culture.
They started singing sea chanties and Christmas carols to raise money for charity but soon became so popular they got a major recording contract and now have a busy touring schedule. Dmae Roberts talked with them at their ‘headquarters’ at the Golden Lion Pub in Port Isaac about what makes their style of singing unusual. This story originally aired nationally.
You can hear it here on PRI”s The World and see a slideshow of photos by Richard Jensen.