About Gillebride MacMillan
Gillebrìde MacMillan is from South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. He comes from a family with a strong Gaelic background and Gaelic is his first language. Gaelic songs and traditions were always an important part of family and community life when he was growing up.
Gillebrìde has been described by a reviewer 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”.
He has recently released a highly acclaimed CD, ‘Air Fòrladh’ and he has performed and taught Gaelic song throughout the world.
Most recently, MacMillan was cast in the role of Gwyllyn the Bard in the anxiously-awaited "Outlander" series for the STARZ network. The series is based on the highly-popular books by author Diana Gabaldon.
Gillebrìde also works as a Gaelic teacher at The University of Glasgow. He is particularly interested in researching traditional song and the oral tradition.
Read Gillebride's interview with ScotlandNow.com.