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GUEST,Rossey Origins: RL Stevenson - Skye Boat Song (21) RE: Origins: RL Stevenson - Skye Boat Song 01 Feb 19


Miranda some of my Outlander comment was because I am Invernessian, and a Highlander. There is nothing worse than when you see an American representation of your history and culture, purporting to be authentic but littered with inaccuracies, and inauthentic representations of your home town, local monuments and accents. They spent so much effort getting some things spot on, then get other silly details wrong. You kind of know what you are in for right from the use of the altered Skye Boat Song theme..a deliberate targeted naffness that captures the hearts of Americans and Canadians who want their period drama dose of 'Bonnie Scotland, served in a certain way. I shouldn't knock success.. if it wasn't for the fact I am local to the area portrayed in the initial series - and also a trained archaeologist, then I'm sure it would strike a chord! Anyway,I've gone off on one... As Victorian and twee the Boulton lyrics are - at least they scan. They fit into the whole Victorian movement of romanticising anything to do with Bonnie Prince Charlie, but they are memorable and trip off the tongue. With lyric settings of trad songs, it is though, whatever floats your boat!


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