Welcome to
Seventh Wave Music Braided River Books
Nigel Shaw & Carolyn Hillyer

Welcome to

Seventh Wave Music
Braided River Books
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. Here 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 can hear audio samples from our music, wander around recent releases and new publications, find out about our concert and workshop programme, explore our library of films or dip into the archives to see past projects. 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 to this online roundhouse.

Latest News

Braided River Workshops

Carolyn is offering a series of new women’s workshop journeys on Dartmoor and has just published details about her online workshop programme.

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Loom Cloth Postcards

New publication for the spring, a collection of 48 beautiful postcards featuring 12 designs from Carolyn’s Shaman Weaver loom cloths.

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Wild Litany

Carolyn’s new publication is a beautifully-produced and comprehensive archive of 200 songs and chants, with music notations and colour photos.

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Her Bone Bundle

A unique book of words curated and woven by Carolyn, a lyrical exploration into the mythic spirit of the Proto-Celtic ancestral mother language with an imaginative re-awakening for song and ceremony.

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Nine Prayers North

Our most recent album Nine Prayers North continues to sit at the heart of our online concerts and we will be travelling with it again this year. You can find more details under new releases.

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Book of Hag & Shawl of Feathers

As the year turns out of the cave of winter, there are still cold nights and icy days ahead in which to explore this collection of crones and grandmothers: Book of Hag / Winter Folded Everything Inside a Shawl of Feathers.

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