Listen to this!
Go here and click on the file attached to the message to listen to it. Or right click on the attachment and click Save Target As... (in Internet Explorer) or Save Link As... (in Firefox) if you want to download a copy for yourself.
As for what this is, here is Diana's brief explanation:
When I went to Edinburgh last year, I met a lovely gentleman named Mike Gibb, a lyricist/playwright, who said that he'd fallen in love with OUTLANDER, and that he and his friend, composer Kevin Walsh, would like to do a song-cycle--a musical telling of the story in the form of 14 or 15 songs. (There's a possibility that this song-cycle might eventually be the bones of a stage production, but for now, it's just songs.)Diana got permission to make this particular song available as a free download, but if you want to hear the rest of the songs in the collection, you'll have to pay for them.
Watch for the official announcement, with all the details about the project, including how you can order CDs, on Diana's blog and/or web site in the next few days. If I hear anything further, I'll post updates here.
I think the song is just lovely, even though I don't speak Gaelic. (The Gaelic lyrics are here, if you're interested.)
Do take the time to listen to this. I think you'll like it!
UPDATE 7/13/2010 1:17 PM: Diana has posted an announcement on her blog about this, with some more details.