JOHN Macleod (in Gaelic, Iain Macleoid), who died in January 2018, was a much-respected champion of the Gaelic language in Scotland, having worked for a decade as president of An Comunn Gàidhealach, the body which organises the annual Royal National Mòd, as well as serving as convener of the National Gaelic Parents Association Comunn nam Pàrant and chairperson of its Edinburgh branch, a board member of the Gaelic society Comunn na Gàidhlig and a director of the governmental Gaelic body Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
He was also a member of Lothian and Carloway Gaelic Choirs (and a tutor for the former), Gaelic advisor to Edinburgh International Harp Festival, a committee member of the Edinburgh branch of the Clàrsach (Gaelic harp) Society and a member and twice president of the Edinburgh Caithness Association.
Hosted by Cathy MacDonald the concert will feature the following:-
The Massed Gaelic Choirs of Scotland, Soisgeul (The Gaelic Gospel Choir), Na Clarsairean (The Scottish Harp Orchestra), The City of Edinburgh Music School and the children from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pairce.
All profits from the event will be donated to MND Scotland.