Posted on: October 06, 2023
by Seattle Rep
Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, films, and music to enhance your experience of Islander, playing at Seattle Rep from October 20 - November 19, 2023.
Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment From Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales
Book - 2016
Take a richly illustrated journey through the world of Celtic mythology and discover stories of shapeshifters, talking animals, and heroes both familiar and obscure.
Music CD - 2020
Putumayo World Music shares an abundance of talented woman vocalists from Ireland and Scotland in this breathtaking compilation of contemporary Celtic music.
Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
Book - 2021
Documentarian and environmentalist Roger Deakin recounts a bold mission: to swim the lakes, ponds, rivers, and seas of the British Isles in order to better understand its people and nature from a new perspective.
Sightlines: A Conversation With the Natural World
By Jamie, Kathleen
Book - 2013
With essays ranging from the Arctic circle to her own backyard, award-winning Scottish poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie asks you to slow down and really see the natural world, wherever you are.
The Grace Keepers: A Novel
By Logan, Kirsty
Book - 2015
The lives of two young women—one an island dweller and the other a "dampling" who lives at sea—collide in this haunting, near-future imagining of a world where sea levels rise and myths walk (and swim!) among us.
The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52
DVD - 2021
Scientists seek to understand the life of a solitary whale whose voice is at a different frequency than any other.
The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Stories From the Scottish Islands
Islander will immerse you in the sounds of island life, but this cookbook will give you a taste as well! The Hebridean Baker is sprinkled with stories and legends as well as authentic recipes sure to feed the imagination.
Hadestown: Original Broadway Cast Recording
By Mitchell, Anaïs
Downloadable Music - 2019
What does the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice have to do with climate change and class struggle? Award-winning musical Hadestown is the answer to that question...and, like Islander, is a perfect blend of music and mythology.
How to Speak Whale: A Voyage Into the Future of Animal Communication
By Mustill, Tom
Downloadable Audiobook - 2022
If humans could talk to whales, what would we learn from them? This book answers that question, and how computer science might make it possible in the future. Opt for the audiobook for bonus ~whale sounds!~
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage From Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
By Ritchie, Fiona
Book - 2014
This fascinating and accessible history describes how immigration brought Scottish folk music traditions to Appalachia and the influence it had on the roots of American folk in the 18th and 19th century.
The Sea in Music
Music CD - 2014
Hear a comprehensive presentation of classical music inspired by the sea's power, mystery, rhythm, and movement.
Song of the Sea
DVD - 2015
Whimsical and bittersweet, this stunningly animated film about a family touched by the magic of the sea is a treat for all ages.
Streaming Video - 2002
This drama focuses on a young Māori girl whose courage and a spiritual connection to the ocean helps her struggling community balance tradition with change.
Women on Nature: An Anthology of Women's Writing About the Natural World in the East Atlantic Archipelago
Book - 2021
"An entertaining and eclectic anthology of nature writing by women about the ‘East Atlantic archipelago’ or British Isles...For readers in search of a new take on the genre, this is a great place to start." —Publisher's Weekly
Islander runs at Seattle Rep from October 20 - November 19, 2023.