Aren’t we all Fisherman’s Friends? 

I made a short selection about Iceland’s own Captains Birdeye for you.

ÞursaflokkurinnHinn íslenzki þursaflokkur: “Jón var kræfur karl og hraustur”, a song about a 100% fisherman Jón by Tómas M. Tómasson (R.I.P.) and lyrics by Jónas Árnason

S.H. Draumur: “Engin ævintýr”, about a young seaman

Ljótu hálfvitarnir: “Sonur hafsins, about a young seaman going ashore against the advice of his parents. A live recording from 2007

Dr Spock: “Hvar ertu nú” (2008)

Benni Hemm Hemm​: “Whaling in the North Atlantic”, about whale hunting

Sigur Rós​: “Sæglópur”, live recorded at London back in 2008

Many songs by Björk​, like:

“Seas”

“Atlantic”

“Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu (Songs From The Cold Seas)

A song from Medúlla (2004) is called “Oceania”. Here’s a version recorded live @ Athens @ the Olympic Games

“The Anchor Song”

Björk’s copain ‘Captain’ Einar Örn’s own duo with Curver Ghostigital made “In cod we trust”, their 2nd album from 2003.

Here’s the song “Good Morning” feat. Sensational

Some Sjómadarlögg (Fisherman’s songs):

Emiliana Torrini made the album “Fisherman’s Woman” (Rough Trade Records, 2005)

Utangarðsmenn​: “Sigurdur er sjómadur”

Haukur Morthens​: “Simbi Sjómaður”

– Wim Van Hooste

Thanks to all my Facebook friends for providing extra suggestions.

Photo of fisherman and musician Ólafur Kolbeinn Guðmundsson