Voortvarende Vrouwen

The fishwifechoir from Rottevalle and wide area. They used to Perform one time a year at the Rottefalster Sjong & Muzykjûn. Every year they chose a diverent theme. But since the waterday in June 2013, during the celebretion of the 200th anniversary of the Compagnons der Rottevalster Vallaten, the ladies perform at parties, festivals, care centers, jubilea and nautic events.
Also a performing in Leer (Germany) is added to the list of performances.
Outside they always wear maritiem clothing. At other performances they also wear clothing in bright style if the repertoire is theme songs.
Irene & Henny accompany the choir on skipper’s keyboard.(harmonica)

Hand over Hand

handoverhandHand over Hand is the name of a group in which Jim Mageean (UK) cooperates with Ankie and Nanne from the Netherlands. The group has performed in many festivals over the years in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands. At the Liereliet festival they will show new songs as well as some "oldies" from the past 40 years.

The Johnson Girls

Johnson Girls

Internationally acclaimed, The Johnson Girls have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. Believing that sea chanteys and sea songs were the first real “World Music”, Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha each bring a special influence to the group. They performed in the 2005 Workum festival, and had fond memories of the festival, the boats, and the race. Whether performing at packed international folk festivals, folk clubs, intimate venues, leading workshops, or presenting school and library programs, The Johnson Girls remain true to their mission of keeping chantey singing alive, bringing women’s voices to the fore, and encouraging everyone to join in the revelry. The Johnson Girls have performed across the United States, in Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and France, and appeared on French TV.


AcquAria is a multi-sensory experience of the sea: a concert of traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk and roots music which also incorporate Sicilian Literature and Mythology into the performance.
An unique musical voyage through the epochs of time via the rich and distinct musical tradition of Sicily; the music has been carefully researched and selected
to celebrate the sea in its states of being and meanings.
It’s through this display of humanity’s connectedness to the sea which creates an awareness of the importance of preserving the health and the vibrancy of the sea. 

Vincenzo Castellana

Vincenzo thVincenzo AcquAria Castellana is an international musician, performer and researcher. An all around music artist who hold a degree on DAMS (art, music and theater disciplines). Specialized in folk music and ethnic instruments of the Mediterranean area, which he made heard on stage from a very early age. Vincenzo partake his cultural activity around the world between teaching and performing.
Music, art and culture as a free exchange and universal language.

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