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 …

FRETS WORDS – Update,.. Zoom, fancy it?

Who knows how long we will be living with restrictions...the nights are dark and the time feels right for exploring creativity online. While we can't meet up at frets creative in Strathaven, there's no reason why we can't meet up on Zoom and see what happens.....it won't be the same but I'm willing to give it …

A Life In Music part 2 – by Katy Lironi / FUNKYTOWN

Part 2 - FUNKY TOWN : Katy LironiHigh school beckoned at the end of the 1970s and as the 80s got into full swing I discovered all manner of bad fashion. The hair was highly tonged, the trousers were baggy and sheer or denim and breath defyingly tight, the coat was known as a blanket. …

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 …