Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Music

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Hilndwed

This week’s selection is a piece by Runrig.
Here are the lyrics in both Gaelic and English.

Taobh cuil an doruis cha bhi grian
Suidh aig bord
Cha bhi biadh ‘s cha bhi fion
Taobh cuil an doruis cha bhi grian
Cha bhi biadh ‘s cha bhi fion

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

Thainig e a Sasainn ann
Thainig e
Le eachaibh luath is iuchair throm
Thainig e a Sasainn ann
Le eachaibh luath is iuchair throm

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

Air lar ‘san toll-dhubh cha bhi grian
Cha bhi gealach
‘S dubh an oidhche chaidleas sinn
Air lar ‘san toll-dhubh cha bhi grian
‘S dubh an oidhche chaidleas sinn

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

On the other side of the door there will be no sun
Sitting at the table
There will be no food and no wine
On the other side of the door there will be no sun
There will be no food and no wine

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

He came from the south
He came
On a fast horse and with a heavy key
He came from the south
On a fast horse and with a heavy key

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

On the dungeon floor there will be no sun
There will be no moon
Dark will be the night as we sleep
On the dungeon floor there will be no sun
Dark will be the night as we sleep

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

29 thoughts on “Music

  1. Avatardebbiedake

    Loved it. Artist’s name?

    Looking forward to your next podcast. It’s my favorite part of the week now, listening to the podcast with the episode on, volume really low. I get to see all the details I missed during my first (and maybe second) watch).

    Thanks for sharing ~

  2. AvatarTrask Knitter

    that music is beautiful, but all of the music that you have used has been exquisite!! The costumes are amazing – you have really built a beautiful rendition of Outlander – I only wish each episode was 90 minutes though – if wishes were horses beggers would ride. Thank you for a great show.

  3. AvatarBelvane

    Dear gods, what IS that thing? It’s wonderful! What brought you to post this specific one here?

    In perfect timing, there were two pieces of music in episode 05 (Rent) which I enjoyed so very much – the singing Scotsmen on their journey made me smile happily, as if I was there with them, feeling the camaraderie (and sympathizing with Claire, who might have felt even more of an outsider there); but the one that got me teary-eyed was the singing women as they worked the ammonia into the fabric, together around the table, singing. It made me yearn for that camaraderie so much – the communal working, everyone singing together, being a part of some group workshop. And again, sympathy for Claire’s loneliness, too.

    Thanks for this music, Terry 🙂

  4. AvatarKristin Milner (@WarriorInSoul)

    OMG. Terry, love Runrig, and this is one of my favorites. I won’t put up the title, since you didn’t include it, and I want to be respectful of that in case you had a reason. Their music is incredible, and another great one is “Maymorning.” It’s impossible to sit still during many of their songs!

  5. Avatarkersti4u

    You’ve already won my heart with your excellent costumes which let me enjoy every episode of Outlander. But now you’ve also posted a song of Runrig, one of my all time favorite bands. That’s just great.
    I love their version of Loch Lomond, it always give me shivers.

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