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

Lichenheart

Throughout the winter Nigel has been continuing work on his beautiful new album, LICHENHEART, a deep mythical exploration of the dreamscape of the ancient land. Due for release in summer this year, with the first performance at our midsummer concert…

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Bamboo Cedar Oak

This long-time flute brotherhood features Guillermo Martinez (USA), Hiroki Okano (Japan) and Nigel Shaw. They will be offering rare workshops and concerts this summer which combine native Tarascan, ancient Japanese and wild Dartmoor music and rituals…

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Braided River Workshops

Carolyn has a new series of single-day workshops for women planned on Dartmoor this summer: The Coracle of Grandmothers. Details and tickets are now available on our events page.

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Ancestral organic t-shirts

We now have an ancestral clothing range! Five choices of beautiful climate neutral organic cotton T-shirts inspired by songs and images from our albums, and featuring ancient Scandinavian and Siberian rock carvings. Profit donations to Survival…

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Sharing Land & Hearth

You can now find us on Instagram in two places: carolynhillyer.nigelshaw and braidedriver.weaverstrail. We will be posting news updates during the spring so please join us! You can also find many films and livestream recordings on our YouTube channel…

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Weavers’ Oracle

The Weavers’ Oracle has become a deeply loved classic work and continues to travel all around the world. Also now available with German, Russian and Slovakian translations. Thanks to everyone who has helped this oracle to fly so far…

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The Weavers’ Trail

A women’s soul pilgrimage into ritual landscape, wild shrines and sacred hearth. Our sister website, the Braided River, contains details about Carolyn’s online rolling workshop programme. You are welcome to dip a toe into the this river…

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