On the night that many people were once again watching the UK gain "Nul Points" in the public vote at Eurovision, a sell-out crowd were giving top marks to the latest act at the Ipswich Regent.

The Fisherman's Friends from Port Isaac in Cornwall have become a real phenomenon after signing their first record deal 15 years ago.

They tour the country every year - but remain deeply rooted in their home county and appear under a huge St Piran's Flag.

Over the years the personnel may have changed but the spine - and most importantly the sound - remains the same.

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There are some newly-composed numbers sprinkled throughout the show but the majority are traditional shanties and folk songs that the group have become famous for.

From the opening number John Kanaka to the end of the encore with South Australia they had the audience in the palm of their hands throughout.

Their music is perfection - the harmonies are great and the multi-instrumentalists among them are truly impressive.

And what is really good is the humour and the interaction they bring - even with a large audience like that at the Regent.

Jon Cleave is the most instantly-recognisable member of the group and does more links than his colleagues, but this is clearly a pretty democratic group.

While they did a fair smattering of new and unfamiliar numbers - including some which really showed off their brilliant harmonies - it was the familiar songs that really got the audience going.

Almost all were there - my own favourite No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues finished the main show before they treated us to a three-number encore at the end.

But for pure emotion it is difficult to beat Cornwall My Home which combines great harmonies with a strong tune.

What a great night! For pure musical class Eurovision couldn't hold a candle to this!