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Fisherman's Friends scoop the 'Good Tradition' award

Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends win Good Tradition award

Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends narrowly missed out on winning the "best group" title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at the London venue, The Brewery.

The were pipped to the post by English contemporary folk band, Bellowhead.

They did however scoop the 'Good Tradition' award.

Ten Friends make up the group who have been together for more than 15 years, and have recently released the album Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends.

The nomination marked an end to a whirlwind year for the local folk sensation.

They faced stiff competition from Bellowhead, Breabach and Coope Boyes & Simpson.

As well as their nomination, the group performed live alongside folk heavy weights Donovan, The Levellers and Bellowhead.

United by fate

Discovered by industry giants Universal following a pub gig one evening, the 10 sea shanty singers were given a million pound recording contract.

The Fisherman's Friends

Their debut album was released on Monday 26 April 2010.

Reflecting on 2010 and the nomination, Jeremy Brown from the group said:

"It's been mind blowing, we sit back over a beer, look at each other and say what the heck's happened to us.

"It's great that we're all able to stay together and do it, its been a fantastic ride."

Last year's album chart success has led to motion picture opportunities as the band's story is being made into a film.

The group are also the face for a new TV advertising campaign for Young's Seafood.

For more information: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards website

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