THE BLUEBELLS – new rescheduled date at FRETS – Friday 10th Sept 2021

Hello,We are pleased to announce that The Bluebells postponed acoustic concert on 23rd April at FRETS in the Strathaven Hotel has now been rescheduled to Friday 10th SEPT 2021 (same venue), so something to look forward to later in the year!All tickets for the original date are valid for 10th Sept, if anyone can’t make …

THE SKINNER SONGBOOK @ FRETS on 21st May 2021 postponed

Hello everyone,Thanks again for supporting FRETS Concerts, we hope to be back at the Strathaven Hotel with acoustic concerts in the not too distant future.Unfortunately we are going to have to postpone The Skinner Songbook concert scheduled for 21st May, but are working on rescheduling a new date to announce as soon as we get the …

Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road

ON HURLFORD ROAD is a collection of six poems Frank McGillivray. Frank is a local Avondale poet and we're delighted to be able to promote talent from the shire on Frets Words. SKETCH After the warPrefabricated houseswere built upthen knocked down,Now waste ground. Behind a factoryA railway line; behindThe railway line a pond. A fence …

Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road – part 6 – Not Being Catholic, Certain Metaphors Do Not Apply

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 SIX NOT BEING CATHOLIC, CERTAIN METAPHORS DO NOT APPLY One Saturday afternoonThe boy …

Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road part 5 – Message

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 FIVE MESSAGE I was sent a message to the shop,I bought a book …

Katy Lironi – A Life In Music part 4 –

PART 4 – SIGN ON THE LINE - (THE TRAVELLING WILDERNESS YEARS)College would go on to consist of some lectures, discovering pints of snakebite, Fizzbombs band rehearsals in very dingy, damp rehearsal rooms in Edinburgh, weekly gigs, recording a 7” single, gracing the centre pages of the NME and making a video with Douglas Hart …

FRETS / t-shirts available now

FRETS t-shirts Thanks to everyone who has supported FRETS concerts over a very difficult 2020. It's been a tough year for everyone, so here's hoping 2021 is going to be good one. We are selling FRETS t-shirts, they are available at the link below and come in the following sizes, obvs they make the perfect …

Frank McGillivray – On Hurlford Road – Part 4 – Acting

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 FOUR ACTING I was the Wee Cooper O’ FifeMy mother adapted my father’sOld …

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 …