If you read Diana Gabaldon’s blog (and if you’re a die hard Outlander fan then of course you do!), you’re probably familiar with news of a musical in the works. While I’m not entirely positive if this musical is just a soundtrack based on D.Gal’s bestselling Outlander series or a full scale stage production with a rollicking dance number and a standing stone circle set, I’ve listened to a sample on YouTube and I approve!
The sound is reminiscent of the Celtic Women. Don’t let the lack of visual stimuli keep you from listening to the end. Around 1:06, Jamie Fraser starts whispering “Blood of my blood. Bone of my bone” in a seductive Scottish brogue which is both hilarious and strangely alluring. This is the very definition of ‘whispering sweet nothings’ into one’s ear. When he coos “I give ye my BOOODY,” I broke into uncontrollable school girl giggles.
Mini confession: I have a secret Outlander playlist. It’s not fancy in the least, just a mash up of the Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans soundtracks with a dash of Ashokan Farewell thrown in during those staring-off into the distance moments. Not too dorky, right? Okay. Suppose I tell you that I know precisely which song accompanies which scene. Like the grande finale of Braveheart (Track 17) must be played during the gut-wrenching parting between Jamie and Claire in Dragonfly in Amber. Instead of “FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Jamie will holler “SASSENACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” when he storms into battle and this is spliced with Claire scrambling through Craig na’ Dun and then FADE TO WHITE. I now see that I have screenplay writing in my blood and the echo of nerdiness in my bone!
I play “Promentory” from Last of the Mohicans—in MY HEAD—during Young Ian scenes. Young Ian does a lot of running around in buckskin breeches and if you’re ever in need of a specific musical score for when you’re keeping it real with the Mohawks, Promentory is the song.
I could go on. Or I could remind you of the time I made an Ultimate Outlander Collage OR I could show you…
Outlander fandom includes making secret playlists and fantasy movie casting. It’s not all that different from being a Trekkie. Lightbulb! Why oh why hasn’t someone started an Outlander convention and secret Vulcan/Scottish hand greeting?!!!