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
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.
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.