VIDEO: Doc Rossi and Tim O’Connor play live on Bute

A new and busy year of Bute acoustic gigs organised by Transclyde Music began in style in Rothesay on Saturday night with a super session featuring Doc Rossi and Tim O’Connor at St Paul’s Church Hall.

The pair have been performing together - O’Connor on guitar and lead vocals, Rossi on backing vocals and cittern - since a chance meeting at a festival in Rossi’s adopted home of Corsica several years ago, and called in on Bute between gigs at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

Doc Rossi and Tim O'Connor live in concert at St Paul's Church Hall in Rothesay on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Doc Rossi and Tim O'Connor live in concert at St Paul's Church Hall in Rothesay on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

This video features three numbers from their Rothesay session, including part of an unplugged cover of Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade Of Pale and an extract from the duo’s version of Burns’ love song, My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose, as well as a short clip of Paisley singer-songwriter John MMeekin, who openedx Saturday’s concert with a selection of self-penned material.