Robbie MacLeòid is a poet and songwriter living in Edinburgh, with strong ties to the Isle of Barra. He writes and performs in both Gaelic and English. In Gaelic, his work tends to take the form of short lyric poetry, and songs; in English, he tends to write spoken word pieces. His work has appeared in publications such as 404 Ink and STEALL, and he has been a featured performer at events such as Inky Fingers and Loud Poets. He was recently commissioned for the Year of Young People as a songwriter by Fèisean nan Gàidheal; his song 'Beò an Dòchas' was the centrepiece of their 2018 Blas concert, where it was sung by over 700 school children. Robbie is currently finishing a PhD, specialising in medieval Gaelic literature, at the University of Glasgow, where he also teaches 20th century Gaelic poetry.
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