Gillebrìde MacMillan

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Gillebrìde MacMillan has been described as having a voice “that wine writers would love to set their vocabularies loose on – mahogany richness with hints of sea salt, perhaps – and he has a way of singing in Gaelic that conveys the gist and tone of a song by subtle inflection”.

Gillebrìde is from the Milton in South Uist. He comes from a family with a strong Gaelic background. Gaelic is his first language and Gaelic songs and traditions were always an important part of family life.

Gillebrìde studied Celtic Studies at Glasgow University and he now works in the Celtic and Gaelic Department at Glasgow University. He sings regularly at festivals and ceilidhs and he has sung and taught at many places in Scotland, Europe and the USA

‘Air Fòrladh / On Leave’ is Gillebrìde’s second CD. His first ‘Thogainn Ort Fonn!’ was released in 2005 and he has also sung on CD with ‘Na Seòid’ and on ‘Home to Argyll’ – a collection of the songs of Ethel McCallum.