VIDEO: Alan Murphy in concert in Rothesay

Singer-songwriter Alan Murphy made a welcome return to the Bute live music scene on Saturday when he took to the stage at Craigmore Bowling Club.

Much of Murphy’s work has been inspired by that of the late John Martyn, and Murphy teamed up with Liverpudlian Martin Byrne on bass to recreate some of the best songs from Martyn’s back catalogue.

Alan Murphy and Martin Byrne on stage at Craigmore Bowling Club in Rothesay on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Alan Murphy and Martin Byrne on stage at Craigmore Bowling Club in Rothesay on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Support on Saturday came from Glasgow’s Gus Munro, who combines folk with blues to create an intoxicating musical mix - and the reception his work received suggested it may not be long before Munro is back on the bill on Bute.