VIDEO: Poet Kenneth Steven visits Rothesay Library

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Scottish poet and author Kenneth Steven visited Rothesay Library this week to read from his 2012 poem A Song Among The Stones.

The book - which he described as “not a collection of poems, but a single, long poem, broken up into bits” - is his imagined account of the journey from Iona to Iceland by a small group of early Celtic Christian hermits known as the Papar.

Charlie Soane and Kenneth Steven at Rothesay Library on November 11.

Charlie Soane and Kenneth Steven at Rothesay Library on November 11.

Monday night’s reading was accompanied by music from Bute resident and fiddler Charlie Soane, whose instrumental interludes added greatly to the atmosphere of the event and added more colour to the vivid mental pictures painted by Kenneth’s readings.

The event was the first in a series of five visits by Kenneth to libraries across Argyll and Bute this week, while Rothesay Library’s series of winter events continues with a visit from Bernard MacLaverty on the evening of Wednesday, November 27 - for more information, or to book a place at the free event, call the library on (01700) 503266.