Selkie is the Gaelic word for seal. This is a soulful
and sensual telling of a myth about a female seal
who dances in the moonlight as a beautiful woman.
A lonely hunter falls in love with her and steals
her seal skin. Unable to return to the sea the woman
becomes his wife but as the years go by she becomes
dry and cracked and she longs for the sea.
This show features the alto flute and beautiful
textures of it’s deep sound are woven with
haunting melodies. The tale is told through a poetic
script. The music is inspired by Scottish and Irish
Folk music, and also by the music of the Sami peoples
of the Arctic Circle. In the northern countries
of the world there are many stories of seals changing
in to human form. This version is found in Scotland
and in the Inuit culture.
Length of show: 50
The show is aimed at an adult audience. Suitable
for adults and children over 8 years.
for shadow screen sequence.
composed and performed by Rachel Miller
Poems and script written by Gwen Woolley