OutlanderBTS Original: The Story Behind The Story – Part 2, Interview with Gaelic Consultant, Àdhamh Ó Broin

Photo: Kilted 14-year-old Àdhamh with his mom and grandmother

To see Part 1 of this Interview, CLICK HERE

For Part 3, CLICK HERE 

For Part 4 , CLICK HERE 

For Part 5, CLICK HERE 

For Part 6, CLICK HERE


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10 comments on “OutlanderBTS Original: The Story Behind The Story – Part 2, Interview with Gaelic Consultant, Àdhamh Ó Broin

  1. Thank you so much for that lovely interview. It made me weep as so much about the Outlander universe does for the sheer passion it instills. What a delightful man and what a bucketful of spiritual energy. I think this is the first time I have ever realized exactly how vibrant the connection to the Gaellic well source remains. My husband studied the anam cara tradition of hospice which has deep gaellic and celtic roots, but for some reason listening to Adhmah made me realize the spirituality pervades the language, the arts, pretty much everything about the culture. How astonishing that Diana just happened upon it.

    • Myrna! So aptly put! Thank you. As the interviewer and producer of this video, as you can imagine, I have watched it many times, and his words strike me anew each time. I carried them with me when I was in Scotland earlier this month, aware of the mingling of present and ancient energy that pervades the land there, especially in certain places. I don’t speak the language but anything carried on breath is alive and links to all. So… powerful, indeed. And in my opinion, (I haven’t asked her, mind, stay tuned for that interview!) Diana is very linked in to mystical pathways, therefore she was maybe drawn to the culture? Thanks for your wonderful comment.

  2. Very nice; thank you, Courtney 🙂

    Of all of the things that there are to love about the show, my favourite thing is how it feels like this IS the 18th century – especially the scenes at Leoch. I have endless appreciation for the team’s efforts to reach for authenticity in every aspect of production – Àdhamh’s contribution is clearly part of this. Myrna, I love how you put it.

    Link to mystical pathways indeed!

  3. First, allow me to say that I enjoyed these interviews very much (Part I & Part II); I look forward to more! His efforts contribute immensely to the success of Outlander, and people are often unaware of what it takes to bring a production such as this to life. His expertise allows the actors to bring authenticity to their characters – kudos to all on a job well done!

    As with his comment about originally thinking that they must have already found somebody for the job, I am not going to assume, but rather have decided to share the following information, just in case. My apologies for doing so via your comments section though! Please feel free to delete this text, but I would appreciate your consideration in passing the information along to Mr. O’Broin on the off chance that he might want to look in to things further…perhaps something for his personal bucket list?
    While listening to Adhamh’s zeal about his heritage, the culture and the Gaelic language, I could not help but wonder if he was familiar with Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – whether he had ever been to, or would be interested in going? If not, I think he would be pleasantly surprised, and right now would be the perfect time for him to visit; it being the 20th anniversary of “Celtic Colours” – October 2016.
    I remember listening to a radio interview last year about a film crew from Scotland who were here in Nova Scotia to film a documentary, and they could not get over the history – even commenting that there might actually even be more of the Scottish culture in Nova Scotia than in Scotland.
    Adhamh spoke of how he listened to much of the music while absorbing himself in the language. Here is a Cape Breton gem that he might enjoy by Ashley MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond – Sleepy Maggie
    This might also be of interest to him with regards to efforts on maintaining the culture and the language in Cape Breton.
    Here is some history that he may not be aware of.

    And finally, here is the Cape Breton tourism site that might trigger an interest in an unplanned journey. Make sure to watch the videos!

  4. This is wonderful! Thank you so much for providing a platform for Àdhamh to share his passion and his muse. Allowing ourselves to sit and absorb the lands of our ancestors does call their spirit and their histories to us in a unique and palpable way. What a gem Àdhamh is and how lucky we are that he can share his talents and passion, through the series and through your interview. Wow.

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