If the packed hall at Rothesay Pavilion was any indicator, music duo Phil and Aly were welcomed back to Bute with open arms from island residents at their concert on Friday evening.
Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, bringing excellence in traditional music to venues across the country - and to the nation’s TV screens as part of the BBC’s live Hogmanay show, where they’ve been appearing now for more than two decades.
Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education. It is when they tour together that they truly shine with over quarter of a century of well-honed skills and hilarious banter delighting audiences everywhere - with plenty of laughs heard rippling across the hall of the Pavilion on Friday night!
Click on the above video for a short clip from Friday night’s superb concert.