NIGEL SHAW & CAROLYN HILLYER

We welcome you to this website, to the hearth fire of our ancestor roundhouse and to this place of wild sanctuary on Dartmoor. We live and work in the heart of the southwest moors, amid the high hills, upland streams and misted valleys. We create music albums and concerts, books and paintings, traditional flutes and drums, women’s workshops and instrument making weekends, small festivals and gentle gatherings on our ancient farm. Within these pages you are able to listen to audio samples from our music, wander around our recent releases and new publications, find out about the events programme or explore the archive of videos and slide shows from past projects (under About Us). Our music label Seventh Wave Music pages are marked with a spiral, our publishing house Braided River Books pages are marked with a wing. We hope you will enjoy your visit and these offerings from Dartmoor.

Latest News from Seventh Wave Music

Winter Concerts 2019

We are finishing the year with two special winter concerts in Brighton and Glastonbury featuring music from our new album Nine Prayers North plus frosted

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Nine Prayers North

We have loved sharing our new album Nine Prayers North during this last year, through the website and in concert. You can find more details under new releases.

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Book of Hag & Shawl of Feathers

Now the year is turning into the curve of winter, time is ripe for exploring this collection of crones and grandmothers: Carolyn’s Book of Hag and double album Winter Folded Everything Inside a Shawl of Feathers.

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Pachamama Prayer

This album and film created by Carolyn capture the soundscapes, songs and mountain ceremony that lay at the heart of the women’s pilgrimage journey she undertook in the Bolivian Andes last year.

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Weavers’ Oracle

The Weavers’ Oracle, now in its fourth edition, continues to travel far around the world. Available with a German translation – and a Russian version on the way.

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Flow

FLOW ≈

This beautiful recent recording by Nigel is an improvised album of graceful and spacious music designed for healing journeys and peaceful contemplation. An honouring of the sacred waters that move across wild land.

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