FRETS is delighted to be presenting an acoustic concert by THE BLUEBELLS on Friday 23rd April, 2021, in the Strathaven Hotel.

I saw the Bluebells many times over the years, from their early Postcard Records period through to their chart-topping period. They were always about songs (as recognised by their producer Elvis Costello), with melodic touchstones like The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Byrds, being complimented by the Bluebells’ roots in punk (The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Undertones).

The Bluebells’ debut album, Sisters, is being reissued on the Past Night From Glasgow label, and the timing feels right for a new appreciation of the group. We can’t wait to see them perform in acoustic mode within the seated intimate concert environs of the Strathaven Hotel, it’ll be special.

Douglas MacIntyre – FRETS CONCERTS


FRETS CONCERTS feature well-known artists playing acoustic sets in a bespoke venue outwith the usual touring circuit. FRETS CONCERTS is all about songwriting and artists, highlighting the inspiration and methodology behind some of their songs. 

FRETS CONCERTS was set up by Strathaven musician Douglas MacIntyre, who has worked professionally in the music industry in various capacities for several years.  

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