Mr Gilbert Macmillan

  • Lecturer (Celtic and Gaelic)

telephone: 0141 330 4143
email: Gilbert.MacMillan@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I work as a Native Language Assistant in Celtic and Gaelic. I teach Gaelic grammar and language classes for undergratuate and postgraduate levels and I convene 4 undergraduate courses (Gaelic 1C, Gaelic 2B, Sgilean Cànain 3 and Sgilean Cànain 4).

I am the Celtic and Gaelic representative on the School of Humanities Learning and Teaching committee and I am the Celtic and Gaelic Examinations Officer.

My research interests include:-

  • Gaelic song transmission
  • oral tradition in Gaelic communities
  • Gaelic grammar and Gaelic education 
  • I am also interested in Gaelic translation and interpretation skills and embedding these in my teaching.

Grants

European Oral Song Tradition funding to research Gaelic song in Uist.

I am researching the Gaelic song repertoires of tradition bearers in Uist and also song transmission in Uist. The funded grant also involves giving research seminar papers in Scotland, Estonia and Finland.


Teaching

I convene four undergraduate courses:

  • Gaelic 1C
  • Gaelic 2B
  • Sgilean Cànain 3
  • Sgilean Cànain 4

I contribute to the teaching of the following courses:

  • Gaelic 1A
  • Gaelic 1B
  • Gaelic 1C
  • Gaelic (Ab Initio)
  • Gaelic 2A
  • Gaelic 2B
  • Sgilean Cànain 3
  • Sgilean Cànain 4

Additional Information

I am also a Gaelic singer and I have performed at various festivals such as Celtic Connections, Fèis Blas and Sidmouth Folk Festival. I also regularly teach Gaelic song and I have taught song workshops at the University of Glasgow. I have also taught Gaelic song in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, England, Wales and throughout Scotland.

I have also translated many books from English into Gaelic. Among some of the works translated by me are The 39 Steps, Romeo and Juliet (abridged version) and Waverley (abridged version).


Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2018

MacMillan, G. (2018) Sinbad: Tionndadh Gàidhlig. Giglets. (In Press)

2016

MacMillan, G. (2016) Na Ròmanaich. Cuilean Craicte: Edinburgh.

2015

Mac'Illemhaoil, G. (2015) Crùbag nan Ìnean Òr. Dalen Alba: Tresaith, Ceredigion. ISBN 9781906587505

MacMillan, G. (2015) Notes on the Scottish Gaelic Dialect of South Uist. In: Lindseth, J. A. and Tannenbaum, A. (eds.) Alice in a World of Wonderlands: the Translations of Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece: Volume 1, Essays. Oak Knoll Press in cooperation with the Lewis Carroll Society of North America: New Castle, Delaware, USA, pp. 529-530. ISBN 9781584563310

MacMillan, G. (2015) Scottish Gaelic (South Uist dialect), Back-translation of Alice in Wonderland, Chapter VII. In: Lindseth, J. A. and Tannenbaum, A. (eds.) Alice in a World of Wonderlands: the Translations of Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece: Volume 2, Back-Translations. Oak Knoll Press in cooperation with the Lewis Carroll Society of North America: New Castle, Delaware, USA, pp. 599-601. ISBN 9781584563310

Winter, H., MacLeod, M. and Mac'Illemhaoil, G. (2015) Street Lyrics: Portraits zu Unseren Füßen : Images at our Feet : Ìomhaighean aig ar casan. Galadriel Publishing: Näsum ; Dornie. ISBN 9789185765324

2014

(2014) Gaoth an Iar. [Audio]

MacMillan, G. (2014) Iain Pheadair à Taobh a Deas Loch Baghasdail. In: Tobar an Dualchais: Ulaidh Nàiseanta Kist o Riches: A National Treasure. Tobar an Dualchais, pp. 64-71.

MacMillan, G. (2014) Toit nam Phàro. Dalen Alba: Steòrnabhagh. ISBN 9781906587468

2013

MacMillan, G. ed. (2013) Tintin : An t-Eilean Dubh. Taigh na Teud.

MacMillan, G. (2013) Òrain Dhòmhnaill Ruaidh Phàislig (The Songs of Donald MacIntyre, The Paisley Bard). [Performance]

2012

MacMillan, G. ed. (2012) Forcan Beaga: Little Forks. Souterrain Press.

MacMillan, G. (2012) Comas cànain oileanaich a chaidh tro fhoghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig gun Ghàidhlig san dachaigh. In: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 21-23 Aug 2012, (Unpublished)

MacMillan, G. ed. (2012) Trithead Ceum 's a Naoi (The 39 Steps). Giglets: Online.

2011

MacMillan, G. (2011) Air Fòrladh. [Audio]

MacMillan, G. (2011) Playa de la suerte. In: NicDhòmhnaill, J. and Storey, J. (eds.) Saorsa. Series: Ur-sgeul. Clàr: Inbhir Nis, pp. 105-112. ISBN 9781900901819

This list was generated on Thu Apr 19 17:28:06 2018 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Books

MacMillan, G. (2018) Sinbad: Tionndadh Gàidhlig. Giglets. (In Press)

MacMillan, G. (2016) Na Ròmanaich. Cuilean Craicte: Edinburgh.

Mac'Illemhaoil, G. (2015) Crùbag nan Ìnean Òr. Dalen Alba: Tresaith, Ceredigion. ISBN 9781906587505

Winter, H., MacLeod, M. and Mac'Illemhaoil, G. (2015) Street Lyrics: Portraits zu Unseren Füßen : Images at our Feet : Ìomhaighean aig ar casan. Galadriel Publishing: Näsum ; Dornie. ISBN 9789185765324

MacMillan, G. (2014) Toit nam Phàro. Dalen Alba: Steòrnabhagh. ISBN 9781906587468

MacMillan, G. ed. (2013) Tintin : An t-Eilean Dubh. Taigh na Teud.

MacMillan, G. ed. (2012) Forcan Beaga: Little Forks. Souterrain Press.

MacMillan, G. ed. (2012) Trithead Ceum 's a Naoi (The 39 Steps). Giglets: Online.

Book Sections

MacMillan, G. (2015) Notes on the Scottish Gaelic Dialect of South Uist. In: Lindseth, J. A. and Tannenbaum, A. (eds.) Alice in a World of Wonderlands: the Translations of Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece: Volume 1, Essays. Oak Knoll Press in cooperation with the Lewis Carroll Society of North America: New Castle, Delaware, USA, pp. 529-530. ISBN 9781584563310

MacMillan, G. (2015) Scottish Gaelic (South Uist dialect), Back-translation of Alice in Wonderland, Chapter VII. In: Lindseth, J. A. and Tannenbaum, A. (eds.) Alice in a World of Wonderlands: the Translations of Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece: Volume 2, Back-Translations. Oak Knoll Press in cooperation with the Lewis Carroll Society of North America: New Castle, Delaware, USA, pp. 599-601. ISBN 9781584563310

MacMillan, G. (2014) Iain Pheadair à Taobh a Deas Loch Baghasdail. In: Tobar an Dualchais: Ulaidh Nàiseanta Kist o Riches: A National Treasure. Tobar an Dualchais, pp. 64-71.

MacMillan, G. (2011) Playa de la suerte. In: NicDhòmhnaill, J. and Storey, J. (eds.) Saorsa. Series: Ur-sgeul. Clàr: Inbhir Nis, pp. 105-112. ISBN 9781900901819

Conference Proceedings

MacMillan, G. (2012) Comas cànain oileanaich a chaidh tro fhoghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig gun Ghàidhlig san dachaigh. In: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 21-23 Aug 2012, (Unpublished)

Performance

MacMillan, G. (2013) Òrain Dhòmhnaill Ruaidh Phàislig (The Songs of Donald MacIntyre, The Paisley Bard). [Performance]

Audio

(2014) Gaoth an Iar. [Audio]

MacMillan, G. (2011) Air Fòrladh. [Audio]

This list was generated on Thu Apr 19 17:28:06 2018 BST.