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Beginning as a story, Helisir was based around a Northern version of Avalon which was shrouded in mystery. The name itself, Helisir, is a combination of the Norwegian words ‘Helig’, meaning Sacred and ‘Sirkel’, meaning Circle.
The songs from Helisir are sung in many languages but mainly in English and Norwegian, as the themes are usually inspired by Norwegian legends and fairytales. Jacqueline, the main mind behind Helisir, has always had a fascination with music. Her father always had an organ at home and she was always around the concept of music. Along with the organ, Jacqueline also plays whistles and flutes like the Irish Tin and Low whistle, the Chinese Hulusi and Dizi and the Japanese Shakuhachi along with Alt Flute and Recorder. All of Helisir’s songs are an ode to ancestors, bards, poets and those who can find a piece of heart and mind in the crafts of creation.
Helisir’s influences include: Wardruna, Gjallarhorn, Damh the Bard, Omnia, Faun, Irfan, Qntal, Gjermund Larsen Trio, Dead can Dance, Nobuo Uematsu, Joe Hisaishi, Yanni and Vangelis.
Helisir released the album Ravn earlier in 2015, and after a number of festival appearances, the entire first run of the album has officially sold out in hard copy. A pre-order list is currently being collated for people who would like to buy the album via Helisir’s performances at Heartbonds and Elf Fantasy Fair when the second run is completed.
Helisir’s upcoming dates:
To find out more about Helisir and her music, head over to her website here: www.helisir.com
You can find out more via her Facebook page too here: www.facebook.com/helisir.official
This Competition runs from 03/08/2015 at 00:00 until 27/08/2015 at 18:00. The draw for the winner will take place during Wyldwood Live on 27th August 2015.
First Prize: One of two copies of Arise by Rastaban
This means there are two chances to win this fantastic new album from Belgian band Rastaban!"
Wyldwood Radio is funded by Nemetona and Herne and helped by the love and generosity of our listeners and bands.
Every month, we need to raise £350 in order to cover the internet costs (which enables us to broadcast and keep the station on the air), hosting and relevant fees for the website to stay online, the portion of rent that Wyldwood Radio uses, insurance, advertising, telephone and postage costs.
Without these things, it becomes extremely difficult to run the business and for this we need your support!
We have raised £345 this month
This takes into account all donations and does not represent a regular amount raised at this point in a month.
Below you can find out how to become a supporter for as little as £1 per month to help keep Wyldwood Radio running and broadcasting!
We understand that times are tough for many people out there with everything rising in price all the time, but for half the price (if not even less!) of a coffee, you could help keep the station you love running.
We have several options for people who would like to give regular support to Wyldwood Radio, starting from as little as £1 per month.
There are several rewards available for people who choose to support us in this way including: subscriptions to Wyldspirit, our quarterly e-zine packed full with interviews, reviews and articles on Pagan music and Pagan lifestyle; access to our Forum; and more.
You can also support Wyldwood Radio with a donation. Everything helps, from £1 to £1,000,000. All donations go towards upkeep of the site, new equipment and of course bringing new music to our listeners.
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Wyldwood Grove is an international group of spiritual people with one shared love: nature and honouring that nature. Together, we explore many aspects of Paganism, including living in the modern world, eco-harmony, Pagan parenting, gardening, magic and folklore. We honour the ancient traditions through seasonal celebrations, honouring the many gods and goddesses and learning the ways of the land.
Wherever you are in the world, the earth you live on speaks. It speaks of the past, of stories of old; of tradition. Through our quarterly magazine, we like to explore the folklore across the world, learn something new about a particular god or goddess, and enliven the old festivals through the year.
Wyldwood evolution was our crowdfunding campaign aimed at bringing to life many of the things you the listeners have requested over the last three years.
The campaign ran from Friday 1st May 2015 until Friday 5th June 2014 and in that time we raised £1339 (19.84% of our target of £6750) from the generosity of our 54 contributors.
Below are the names of the contributors who selected perks which include having their names on our site:
Andrew Bishop - £160 ♦ Michael Barnett - £75 ♦ Children of Artemis - £25 ♦ Paul Griffin £10 ♦ James from Ye Green Men - £25 ♦ Elyria72 - £25 ♦ Charlotte Kuyvenhoven - £10 ♦ Dewi Hughes - £50 ♦ Korneel Vermeulen - £10 ♦ Phoenix Wyllow - £50 ♦ HE Sanders - £5 ♦ Carlcom66 - £40 ♦ S Turnbull - £10 ♦ M Prinsen - £10 ♦ "Net Hound" - £25 ♦ "Gwazel" - £25 ♦ Y Grenich - £25 ♦ J Hutt - £25 ♦ "Magiclantern99" - £25 ♦ A Harris - £25 ♦ "merethade13" - £25 ♦ "leanan5" - £25 ♦ "paul @ nlpagan" - £50 ♦ J Vye - £50 ♦ Havanah - £50 ♦ Bryan C - £100
These are the generous folks who support Wyldwood Radio with a regular donation:
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