Hellawes – Natalia O’Shea
Hellawes is a Russian harpist, singer-songwriter, linguist and band leader of Melnitsa (folk-rock), Clann Lir (traditional Celtic folk) and Romanesque (folk). Her real name is Natalia O’Shea (nee Nikolayeva). Natalia took part in the project Till Eulenspiegel, where she was a vocalist and co-author of many songs.
The beautiful and talented woman was born on September 3, 1976. She began singing at the age of three. Her dad was fond of classical music, and he taught his daughter to listen to it and understand it.
O’Shea is an expert in Celtic languages. She is also a PhD of philological science and instructor at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She worked in Trinity College in Dublin (Ireland).
She is one of the most popular folk-rock singers in Russia.
Natalia O’Shea speaks Irish, English, French, Danish.
Hellawes played the role of dark goddess Takhisis in the Russian musical Final Test, based on the book series The Saga of the Spear.
Since 2004 she has lived in Europe, periodically visits Russia to take part in concerts. On August 21, 2004 Natalia married James Cornelius O’Shea, an Irish citizen, who was a member of staff of the Irish Embassy in Moscow. She has two daughters Nina Caitriona O’Shea (born 2008) and Una Tamar (born 2011).
Her hobbies are yoga, horse riding, hiking, climbing, skiing, embroidery, sewing, lace, fashion design. She likes to cook.
Hellawes, solo works
Running to Paradise (Melanar, 1996)
The Road of Dream 1996
The Lunar Day (Melanar, 1996)
The Solo Album 1999
Leopard in the city (2009)
New Shoes (2013)
the band Melnitsa (Windmill)
Master of the Mill (2004)
Call of blood (2006)
The Best (2007)
Wild Grass (2009)