Skye Boat Song features heavily in the Outlander TV series on Starz

by Sunnefa Lind

This song, with Robert Louis Stevenson's lyrics (although with "lad" changed to "lass") and the battle of Culloden and the Jacobite rebellion feature heavily in the TV series Outlander produced by Starz based on books by Diana Gabaldon.

The song's melody is often used as background music and is sung in the intro by Raya Yarbrough. The show's main composer is Bear McCreary.

Thank you - I didn't know that! I love it when contemporary composers pull folk music into a film soundtrack... it makes you feel you are THERE. I guess it's time I watched Outlander!

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