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Outlander song? Is a stage production in Diana Gabaldon’s future? July 14, 2010

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OUTLANDER author Diana Gabaldon — who is recuperating after knee surgery — shares this snippet of a song from Mike Gibb, a lyricist and playwright who is a huge OUTLANDER fan. He and his friend, Kevin Walsh, want to do a musical telling of the Jamie and Claire story. On her blog, Diana says “There’s a possibility that this song-cycle might eventually be the bones of a stage production, but for now, it’s just songs.” She notes that the copyright to the song is hers and it’s OK to download and share the song for free. CLICK HERE to play it. Or, go to her blog HERE to play it and leave her a comment! (I’ve also downloaded it below so hopefully one of these links will work!) What do you think?!

Outlander song

The song is called “Blood of my Blood.”  Diana says she likes it.

Will the musical come before a movie? Diana  says she’s extended the option agreement with Essential Entertainment, including a new clause allowing them to explore the possibility of making a mini-series, in addition to or instead of a feature film.

Meanwhile, Gibb says that he’ll launch “Outlander the Musical” in Aberdeen on July 31. He’ll showcase eight songs from the score: “Falling,” “I Am Ready,” “Could I Surrender My Heart?,”  “Is Tu Fuil ‘o Mo Chuislean,” “Such A Fool,” “Farewell,” “Safe,”and “The Right Road.” The songs will be performed by Scottish actor/singers Allan Scott-Douglas (a 6’2” red headed Scot!) and Sue Robertson.

A CD of 14 songs from the score will be released on that same day. For more info on the CD, email him at info@hamepages.com. The CD is available mail order starting Aug. 1, but you can pre-order. (US $15 plus $4 postage).

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1. Diana McCabe - July 14, 2010

Never thot of this as a musical, although a series of songs might be cool. If there was a stage production, you’d still have to cast it tho!

I’ll update this if I see more details.

d.

2. Mary - July 20, 2010

Hmm – a musical might work – especially since it’s being written and produced in Scotland! I think only a TV mini-series can really do justice to Outlander, though – it’s such a sprawling epic that it could never be contained in a two-hour production, whether onstage or onscreen.

Diana McCabe - July 20, 2010

Hey you! Good to see you on the blog!!!! What did you think of the song? I’m not sure about adding the words. I guess I like the instrumental stuff, but you need the words bc it’s a musical …. It would be sooooo fun to go to Scotland and see it tho! I am not sure how — if it works out — things will play out for Diana G in terms of a movie vs a movie series vs a TV mini-series. You should check out the comments under the post I did a long time ago about movie casting! Pretty interesting.

3. Mariam - July 24, 2010

I like this song very much, it’s sweet and sounds lovely on the ears. Diana said we could download the song for free, but I can’t find the link to it so I can download it. If you have the link to download it for free can you email me at armoindo@yahoo.com

4. Emily - February 16, 2011

I have listened to the excerpts of the songs, and I bet the finished product will be great!
I love all things outlander, so I’d most likely be first in line to watch/listen to a film, minni series, moovie, or whatever that comes out of it.
Great work!


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