There is a new NY Post article on the Gaelic tutor on the set of Outlander, Àdhamh Ó Broin. I think we can all agree that the sounds coming out of the actors’ mouths on the show are impressive. That is all due to Àdhamh. Below are excerpts, but please read the entire article. (BTW, 4 kids!!!)
As English became the pervasive language throughout Scotland, Gaelic began to die out. “My grandmother thought it was an injustice, and that someone in the family should learn it and bring it back,” he says. “Once I got a taste for it, I got bitten by the bug. For the past 10 years, it has been an obsession.”
“I wish I spoke Gaelic,” (Graham) McTavish says. “It’s a beautiful language, but it’s a difficult one to learn.”
That’s where Ó Broin comes in, constantly coaxing sounds from the actors they’ve never previously made. He hopes that exposing millions of people to the language will help save it.
Source: NY Post