Woodland to return to Europe with three live sets at Castlefest this weekend!

We are happy to announce that Woodland will return to Europe this weekend to play at the spectacular Castlefest in the Netherlands.  Woodland will play live sets on all three days of August 5-7 weekend. If you haven’t heard of Castlefest, the event is a medieval/fantasy festival in the Netherlands, held on the first weekend of August in the gardens of Castle Keukenhof in Lisse since 2005.   In August 2015 the festival attracted a record number of 35,000 visitors, with the event climax including the burning of the glorious wicker beast in their Lughnasadh ceremony.  We are honored to bring our mythic music to this magical event, and hope you will join us next summer for an amazing weekend of music and enchantment in the Netherlands. You can catch Woodland at the follwoing times:

FOREST STAGE: FRIDAY AT 4:45 PM
VILLAGE STAGE: SATURDAY AT 10:15 PM
FOLK STAGE: SDUNAY AT 4:00 PM

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Woodland’s “Bacchus and the Maenads” featured in Faerieworlds Aftermovie

Official Aftermovie from Faerieworlds 2015 at Horning’s Hideout in Oregon, which featured Wardruna, Faun, Martine Kraft, Zirp, Woodland, Delhi 2 Dublin, Folk Noir, Mbrascatu, Scott Huckabay, SJ Tucker, Sharon Knight, Brian and Wendy Froud, T. Thorn Coyle and many more.

featuring the song “Bacchus and the Maenads” by Woodland ©2013
Video by John Peckham, Robert Gould and Emilio Miller-Lopez

2016 Tickets and event details at http://faerieworlds.com/

Woodland Returning to Europe next summer!

We are happy to announce that we will be crossing the sea once again next summer to perform at events in the UK in Europe in late July and early August.  Full details will be announced soon, and we couldn’t be more excited to get back to the homeland and share our music again. Hope to see many of you there!

Woodland to headline Faerieworlds 2015 on Sunday September 6th

Faerieworlds 2015 will take place on September 4-6 at Horning’s Hideout near Portland, Oregon featuring Wardruna(Norway), Faun(Germany), Martine Kraft(Norway), Zirp(Germany), Woodland(USA), Delhi 2 Dublin (Canada), Folk Noir (Germany) and many more. The festival will feature three days and nights of camping by a forested lake in North Plains, Oregon, and will include 150+ craft, food, and artist booths and multiple stages of mythic entertainment.  Details and tickets at http://faerieworlds.com

Review of SECRETS TOLD from Witches & Pagans Magazine

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by Amanda Lonsdorf

5 out of 5 Stars

A rhythm begins, pulling your inner heart into the world created by the song.  Then, a soft whispering voice begins, as if it were singing a song just for you to hear.  This is “Secrets Told,” a world fusion style album, by Woodland which offers an intoxicating musical experience. Woodland’s songcrafter/ guitarist Emilio Miller-Lopez and vocalist/harpst Kelly Miller-Lopez have been creating and sharing a blend of traditional world music styles together for over thirteen years in the U.S. and Europe.

Listening to their newest album will draw you into an exploration through mythic themes and evocative music.  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. The music is not simply rhythm and a melody, but a swelling, changing, multi-layered and living entity, which enters your mind and heart. Words and music mix together to create a rich tapestry of emotions that carry you on a journey through each song.

The songs in “Secrets Told” range in mood from hauntingly dark (“La Bella Pellagrena’ and “Witches Cross”) to reverently joyful (“The Feast” and “Secrets Told”), sometimes even both in the same song (“Moon and Stars” and “Nightwatch”). This album of originals from Woodland is both a soothing and invigorating experience for the ear.

Looking forward to Mythicworlds in Seattle

billy-mythicOn February 20-22nd we will gather together our mythic tribe from across the globe to present the first ever MYTHICWORLDS: CONVENTION & MASQUERADES.  The weekend will feature the music of Woodland, Martine Kraft, Zirp and Delhi 2 Dublin, along with special guests including Laurell K. Hamilton, Holly Back, Charles de Lint, Einar Selvik, Yoann Lossel,  Raven Grimassi, Orion Foxwood, Stephanie Grimassi, Virginie Ropars, Terryl Whitlatch, Amy Brown, Susan Schroder, Jen Delyth, David Thiérrée, Greg Spalenka, Roxana Villa, Deborah SchneiderNina Kiriki Hoffman, Robert Levy, Jen Delyth, Maxine Miller and more.  Details at http://mythicworlds.net