Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road – part 3 – Half Filled Bottle

Frets Words is pleased to showcase the poetry of Frank McGillivray, we will publish the series of poems collectively titled ON HURLFORD ROAD. Frank is a local Avondale poet and we're delighted to be able to promote talent on Frets Words. PART THREE HALF FILLED BOTTLE A girl brought in a letterFrom Robert Burns to [...]

Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road – part 2 – Pond

Frets Words is pleased to showcase the poetry of Frank McGillivray, we will publish the series of poems collectively titled ON HURLFORD ROAD. Frank is a local Avondale poet and we're delighted to be able to promote talent on Frets Words. PART TWO POND Squeeze through the fenceAt the factory, and the fenceAt the railway [...]

Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road – part 1 – Sketch

Frets Words is pleased to showcase the poetry of Frank McGillivray. Over the coming week, we will publish the series of poems collectively titled ON HURLFORD ROAD. Frank is a local Avondale poet and we're delighted to be able to promote talent from the shire on Frets Words.The poems speak for themselves, please read and [...]

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 [...]