Youtube link Liereliet 'on-Line'

Also in 2021 the festival will not take place.

Instead, there will be another 'Liereliet on-Line' event,

and that will be on Sunday-evening the 17th of October 2021, from 8:30 PM till ± 9:45 PM (Amsterdam-time).

Join in!!!

Click on the flyer.


UPDATE: Liereliet 'on-Line' date change

Due to circumstances Liereliet 'on-Line' will take place on Sunday 20:30hr Amsterdam-time, October 17, 2021.


Liereliet 'on-Line' 2021

Unfortunately, Liereliet can't take place this year.

Just like the sailing activities, everything is cancelled.

We are, however, busy preparing a Liereliet 'on-Line' presentation.

This will take place on Saturday evening, October 16, 2021.  Sunday 20:30hr Amsterdam-time, October 17, 2021.

More information will follow as soon as possible.




Yeeeesss, Liereliet has gone Online

Did you missed the show, you still can find the youtube movie from the Liereliet concert 2020

Under "program" you can find more info about the artists

Here is the online concert to see and to hear :  Li-Li-Li Liereliet - On Line


Pekel web



J.I.B (Jim, Ingrid & Barry)

Jim Mageean

Jim Mageean

Kat yn t Seil

Kat yn't Seil


Nanne Ankie actie

Nanne & Ankie

Onst Sch1

Onstuimig Schuim



Liereliet Festival 18 - 21 October 2019

Foundation Liereliet Workum. (International festival of Maritime Music)

Every year Liereliet Workum organizes a festival of maritime music, the so called International Festival of Maritime Music in Workum. In this festival Shanties and songs of the sea are important.
In former times of big sailingships shanties were sang to controle proceedings and/or pace.
The festival is always in the weekend before the start of the "Strontrace", "Beurtveer", and "Fishingdays" in Workum, but as an organization independent of these activities.
The festival is always in fall, the first weekend from the northern holidays.

It's a festival with:

- Shanties in the most common way, shanties sung by a precentor or shantyman, with a choir (the audience) for the choruses.
- Explanation and background information about the origin and use on board of large ships about the work songs.
- Musicians with a great conectivity with the sea by work or early work or by research to bring out and preserve cultural heritage.
- A wide selection of manifestations of these songs.
- Original and newly shanties and sea songs written in own language and/or dialect
- A strong international character of both participants and audience. 


The Foundation Liereliet set one's mind on to the public:

- to get acquainted with the traditional way of singing shanties
- to get acquainted with traditional songs or out of the tradition of other forms of singing during working at for example fishing or around the harbor.
- to get acquainted with the live in- and at sea.
- to raise awareness of the own maritime culture by presenting what other cultures have to offer.
- to offer a varied of groups from home and abroad, who bring traditional seasongs at their own way mainly in the native language.
- to give the audience the opportunity to actively participate.
- to bring back the maritime heritage of music from where is comes, namely the "ferny people"


The Festival distinguishes itselfs from other maritime festivals in The Netherlands by: 


- giving the audience the opportunty to sing the choruses and songs along.
- during the festival the choruses are presented via projection.
- Unlike other festivals organized in the Netherlands, the emphasis is not on to shanty choirs, but to the originality and authenticity of the shanties and the embodiment of it.
- the festla is having an educational character.
- In the theme shanties and seasongs the music/theater spectacle is unique in the Netherlands.
- from aboard there is a lot of attention and a great appearance.