Become an Outlandish Spirit. Join me in the Highlands of Scotland on the Jamie and Claire Tour for Outlandish Spirits as inspired by the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Take a peek into life with a Highlander at our wee Storyteller's Cottage.
A quick message from himself: "Thanks to all of you who have bought the new album. The office floor looks a bit like the home of under tens on Christmas morning - packaging, scissors and tape everywhere. I've caught up with the orders, so all of you have made one, your CDs are on the way! Thanks again. For those who left me a personal message, I'll respond when the paper flood subsides."
Scot's Album is released! After much anticipation and requests from tour guests to be "kept informed", Gàir nan Clàrsach - The Harps' Cry, is here.
The collection comprises traditional music and Tales (in Gàidhlig and
English) from the Highlands, including songs centuries old performed by
guest singers Rena Gertz and the national treasure that is Margaret
Bennett, with a backdrop of music that is modern yet traditional.
eleven track CD is limited to 200 hand-numbered copies - like a rare
whisky - and comes with a six page booklet giving the fuller details of
the Tales and songs. The CD purchase also give you a free download
version of the album. You can of course choose the download version
only, if that's the way you like your music.
Sometimes it feels like we're living in the middle of a film set, what
with three locations used by Starz in recent weeks in the fields around
chez nous. Recently I stood in on a small scene being filmed between
Claire and Laoghaire in an avenue of trees. Not sure that one was in
the books, but I'm sure all will be clear when it's aired! Anyway,
here's a rain-stops-play photo from another local location.
scene is broadcast before the tour season, then I'll add it to the tours
The "avenue" location is one that's been part of our tours
since the beginning and will be of course part of this summer's tours.