Aren’t we all Fisherman’s Friends?
I made a short selection about Iceland’s own Captains Birdeye for you.
Þursaflokkurinn – Hinn 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:
“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