Known throughout the world as the musical ambassadors to the realm of Faerie, Woodland have created a worldwide movement around their mythic songcraft and immersive live concert experiences. Whether through their various musical and artistic projects with UK Faerie artist Brian Froud, or their co-creation of live events like Faerieworlds, Woodland has devoted their career to the mythic and the magical, and to creating an experience of beauty and wonder for their listeners.
“Woodland’s “Shadows” is a lament for the Goddess…a deep and meaningful recording” – Donovan
Woodland founders Emilio and Kelly Miller-Lopez, provide lush harmonies to a soundscape of diverse instruments, an orphic orchestra of harp, cello, guitar, bass, drums, piano, didgeridoo and overtone flutes. Live, the band blends this variety of folk and electric instrumentation, combining ambient, acoustic and psychedelic to produce a powerful and enchanting concert experience. The songs of Woodland are not mere catchy lyricism, but are each poetic explorations of profound mythic concepts, bardic visions, as worthy of being read from the page as sung through the air.
“The lyrics are not simply words, but poetry linked to the power of the music, creating an atmosphere of divine incantation. Each song sounds and feels like prayer.” – Witches and Pagans Magazine
Woodland shows feature Kelly and Emilio on an array of instruments and voice, weaving their sounds together with internationally acclaimed cellist and lead guitarist Adam Hurst, bassist and didgeridu player Donald Brodsky, and drummer and percussionist Theo Halpert. Over the last 15 years, Woodland has created a movement of large-scale Faerie and pagan themed events, with immersive concert experiences featuring vibrant lightshows, theatrical dance performances and live seasonal ceremonies, including the world’s largest spiral dances which they host annually at Faerieworlds.
“Mythical, deep and dark, ambient with a slight jazzy twist. Emilio and Kelly Miller-Lopez have created their own mythical world, a place and a band called Woodland.” – Pagan Radio Network