Robin started playing the accordion at 9 yrs old and could be found playing in various venues around Glasgow until he was 19.
Following a long break he took up the instrument again under the watchful eye and tutorial of Gary Blair (internationally known professional accordion player, teacher and orchestra musical director).
Hyland now performs solo at festivals and clubs, is a regular player in the Gary Blair Ceilidh Band and is the top solo player in the Jimmy Blair Accordion Orchestra.
He plays a wide variety of worldwide music including classical, popular, dance and traditional Scottish/Celtic music.
He is now accompanying Gary to International events, the most recent being Castlefiardo, Italy.