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

Deep Skies, Winchester

Come and experience the beautiful music of Deep Skies at the Winchester Science Centre on June 22nd.This special performance of music and visuals will be

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Nine Prayers North

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new album Nine Prayers North. We are dancing on our toes into the summer with these new songs in our arms, ready to be released into your ears!

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Concerts & Events for 2019

Our concert programme for 2019 is now published and tickets available to book. Summer festivals, Scottish tour, Dartmoor Four Winds concert night and a series of winter performances from our new album.

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FOUR WINDS: Festival of the Flute

This very special gathering is taking place on our Dartmoor farm this summer with a wonderful array of teachers, makers, performers and ceremonialists, as well as people who simply want to immerse into this music of earth and wind and water.

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Pachamama Prayer

On this new album Carolyn aimed to capture the soundscape and songs that lay at the heart of her recent women’s pilgrimage journey in the Bolivian Andes. Film of the mountain ceremony on the women’s workshops page; new Rights of Mother Earth organic tea towel on the prints page.

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Book of Hag & Shawl of Feathers

When the year turns towards the autumn chill, time will be ripe for exploring this collection of crones and grandmothers. The first volume in Carolyn’s Book of Hag, and her double album of hag tales and old mother chants sung in the proto-Celtic tongue: Winter Folded Everything Inside a Shawl of Feathers.

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Weavers’ Oracle

The Weavers’ Oracle, now in its third edition, continues to travel strongly and widely around the world. There is now a translation in German, with Slovak and Russian translations 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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