Fisherman’s Friends and The Hobbit at the Alban Arena

09:41 03 February 2013

Fishermen

Fishermen's Friend

Copyright 2010 Steve Schofield - please consult photographer first before any aesthetic alteration is made to this image.

AFTER their success at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, the shanty men of Port Isaac are coming to the Alban Arena next Friday, February 8.

Performing shanties and Cornish folk songs, Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends consist of five baritones, two top tenors, two second tenors and a bass.

Each and every member of the band is or has been fishermen, life boatmen or coastguard – as well as builders, artisans, hoteliers and shopkeepers – in Port Isaac.

Supporting them at the Arena are brand new Herts-based vocal trio Said The Maiden playing traditional folk music using a range of instruments including fiddle, accordion, guitar, ukulele, tin whistle, cajon, and shaky-egg.

The female group were one of the top four bands as voted for by the public for this year’s Music City Unsigned 2 and will also be performing live in March at the Arena.

Tickets for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm, are £21.50, available from the box office on 01727 844488 or online at

www.alban-arena.co.uk

n Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy adventure, The Hobbit, can be seen at the Arena next week.

The first film instalment of the three-part adaptation of the Tolkein novel can be seen at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Thursday, February 5 to 7, and at 2.30pm on Wednesday, February 6,

Set in Middle Earth 60 years before The Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, tells the story of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is convinced by the wizard Gandalf (Ian Mckellen) to accompany 13 spirited Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the Dragon.

Tickets for films matinees are £5 and for evenings are £7 or £5 for concessions.

0 comments

More news stories

Georgia Wilding

With just hours to go until the 2015 Virgin London Marathon, local competitors are gearing up for the capital’s biggest sporting event.

Yesterday, 18:00
A special Anzac service was held in St Albans

The centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, a major engagement of the First World War, was commemorated at a special Anzac service in St Albans on Sunday.

Yesterday, 12:00
Bedmond Meadow

Campaigners are celebrating a major victory in their bid to preserve a wildlife meadow from development.

Yesterday, 06:00
Harrods

Lawyers are investigating whether a former lingerie seller diagnosed with terminal cancer may have been exposed to asbestos dust in tunnels beneath Harrods.

”North ”Calendar"/

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition today E-edition