VIDEO: Rothesay show brings Stevenson’s story to life

Folk musicians Neil Adam and Judy Turner brought the fascinating life story of Robert Louis Stevenson to life in Rothesay this week as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

The husband-and-wife duo travelled all the way from their home in Australia to take part in this year’s festival, performing their show - an account of Stevenson’s life interspersed with readings of some of his prose and poetry, the latter set to music by Neil and Judy themselves - at venues across Argyll and Bute, and in Edinburgh too.

Judy Turner and Neil Adam in concert at Rothesay Library on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Judy Turner and Neil Adam in concert at Rothesay Library on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

This video features short extracts from some of the pieces performed at the pair’s Rothesay Library show - which, judging from the reaction of the audience at the end, could be one of the best SISF events ever held on Bute.