Joie de Winter is a song creator, sound and community weaver based at her harp making workshop near OaksFarm Lavenderfields in UK. She offers heart felt energetic music and ambient folk style songs to help people journey into the soul. She loves to sing with the earth also to cultivate harmony, gently singing alive the sacred. She is currently putting her energy into her own music, a sound collective called Sound Travellers and nurturing Luna Harp project with 13 women. You can find her splitting her time hand crafting Healing harps in her workshop, teaching Harp and voice in nature and offering music for local gatherings, retreats, events.
She is inspired by the way ancient Medicine music and the Bwiti tribes use music as a tool to honour nature and help unite and bring people back into the soul with trance state ceremonies. On her journey of delving into medicine music in Mexico for a year she came to realise just how powerful focused ceremonial singing can be and is inspired to share this in modern music. She witnessed how songs energetically move and clear our energy, songs come through us and travel through the water, restructuring and carrying our songs like vibrations and prayers. She also witnessed how the spirit songs help to speak and shift parts of our blockages and retrieve spirit. How every person deserves a song entering this world. She is inspired to work with mothers, the passing, women and the waters.
She knows how working with her voice has helped her rebuild her connection, and is drawn to support others in exploring the intuitive voice. She is inspired by singing in circles and in the landscapes, offering people immersive space to reconnect.
Boundless in the unknown she cant say what genre of music, but often you can find a fusion of her life experiences with intuitive expression. Her past songs seem to help people transition through grief, or to speak of relevant messages of that time. ‘Come away with love was a reminder that we are love inside, whilst In the arms of grace was a personal song created to help her mother pass.
Joie plays her hand made harps, a modern gnombi style harp, with voice and guitar. Her lyrics come with space for intuitive toning and loop pedal work. She is new to production but experimenting in her home studio recently.
She first was enchanted by Irish Folk music, how you can time travel back and evoke ancient values through songs, integrate lost wisdom. She didn’t feel she was ever a musician until she crossed paths with A Siberian Nenets medicine women who guided her to delve into medicine singing with the waters and land. From here she held Intuitive nature based singing ceremonies and circles for 4 years helping people free their heart songs. She felt that the earth had songs to tell. Later she went on to explore the healing power of song in Mexico for a year and returned to begin her journey sharing song and hand making 13 luna harps for 13 sisters. This is a project focused on nurturing a community of strong conscious harp sisters, who share the vision to bring harmony to the earth and communities. Solo music creation is a new path for her having been in community service, one she is curious about.
Photo: Hannah Elizabeth