Vincenzo 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.
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.
For many years Jim Mageean is the leading figure in the world of Maritime Music. As a singer as well as a connoisseur of the history of maritim music. Since the beginning of Liereliet Festival Jim is involved.
This year he participates as a member of the group 'Hand over Hand', in which he joins forces with 2 other singers who participate in Liereliet for the 40th time.
They perform at home and abroad, not only in Europe but also in America, Australië and Azië. Their historical-maritime theme's were many times the basic for music theater programs. Some of these they played in Workum during the Liereliet Festival. Thay alway bring humor in their varied repertoire in clubs, musea or maritime festivals and harbor party's, wherever they go.
During the Liereliet Festival of 2019 they perform together with Jim Mageean as the group "Hand over Hand".