A Life In Music part 3 – by Katy Lironi / Upside Down

Part 3College YearsI left home reluctantly; a dungaree wearing, immature 18 year old who didn’t fit at school and had no idea what it was I was looking for. I’d come through the New Romantic years with a passing interest in Blacmange, Bananarama and Heaven 17, but still felt that something was missing. I hadn’t [...]

A Life In Music part 1 -by Katy Lironi / Seasons In The Sun

FRETS WORDS is an outlet for creative writing. At the moment we’re operating online due to COVID 19 regulations, however we will eventually start running weekly evenings for writers to workshop / discuss ideas in the Frets Creative building at 2 Barn Street Mews in Strathaven. In the meantime, here are some musings written by [...]

J.J.GILMOUR acoustic concert at FRETS on Sat 23rd Jan 2021

FRETS is delighted to announce the first acoustic concert of 2021 at the Strathaven Hotel will be J.J. Gilmour on Saturday 23rd Jan. Jinky will be supported by local Strathaven artists The Frets (Douglas, Laughlin, and Dougie will be playing on stage for the first time in 40 years) and Kevin Noon. Tickets are on [...]

Riverside Music College to start guitar lessons at Frets Creative

As part of the development of 2 Barn Street Mews into a creative hub for Strathaven, Frets Creative is delighted to announce it is teaming up with Riverside Music College to offer guitar tuition for all ages and experience levels at its bespoke premises in 2 Barn Street Mews in Strathaven. If you are a looking [...]

FRETS 2020 Concerts – rescheduled dates for 2021

The Strathaven Hotel Unfortunately following guidance from the Scottish Government regarding COVID 19, we will have to reschedule all remaining 2020 FRETS concerts at the Strathaven Hotel. Here are the rescheduled concert dates. THE BLUEBELLS - 23rd April 2021 THE SKINNER SONGBOOK - 21st May 2021 RODDY WOOMBLE - 6th August 2021 KING CREOSOTE - [...]

THE BLUEBELLS – 2nd Oct 2020 concert rescheduled to Friday 23rd April 2021

Hello, Unfortunately following guidance from the Scottish Government regarding COVID 19, we will have to reschedule The Bluebells’ acoustic concert yet again. Their date at FRETS on Fri 2nd Oct 2020 in the Strathaven Hotel has now been rescheduled to Friday 23rd April 2021, your existing ticket is valid for this new rearranged date in [...]

Tim Burgess – Extra Concert Thurs 25th Feb 2021 / SOLD OUT

Tim Burgess Due to unprecedented ticket demand for Tim Burgess at FRETS on Fri 26th Feb in the Strathaven Hotel, the Eventbrite website crashed when tickets went on sale last Friday 4th Sept and the concert ended up quickly selling out. I’ve been in discussions with Tim Burgess and his agent, and the good news is [...]