The next acoustic concerts at FRETS features two consecutive headlining sets by Tim Burgess on Fri 29th and Sat 30th October. We are very excited about these concerts, Tim’s guests include Norman Blake, David Scott and Duglas T. Stewart. Here is the Eventbrite ticket link for Friday 29th Oct https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tim-burgess-acoustic-concert-tickets-120209755615 and here is the ticket link for Saturday 30th Oct https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tim-burgess-acoustic-concert-tickets-118994382401


Tickets for James Grant in concert at FRETS on Friday 25th Feb 2022 are on sale NOW. Tickets are only available at this Eventbrite link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/james-grant-acoustic-concert-tickets-184317176637

FRETS CONCERTS was established by Strathaven musician Douglas MacIntyre. The first concert took place in the Strathaven Hotel on 4th October, 2019, with Lloyd Cole performing an acoustic set accompanied by Commotions guitarist Neil Clark. The ethos at FRETS is very much geared towards a seated and listening audience, with the onus on live performance and songwriting. The artists really appreciate performing to an attentive audience, magic is invariably in the air. Our dream concert would be Neil Young with an acoustic guitar and harmonica performing his On The Beach album, or Bill Callahan performing any of his albums. We look forward to welcoming you to the Strathaven Hotel for an evening at FRETS.

FRETS is a seated venue within the Strathaven Hotel, doors usually open at 7pm with seats taken on a ‘first-come-first-seated’ basis. We usually have two support artists, with live performances commencing shortly after doors open. All tickets are sold via Eventbrite, you do not need to print your tickets, simply show us your tickets on your phone.

The concerts usually finish by 10.30pm, though the bar in the hotel is open late if you want to have a drink and a chat. Lots of FRETS attendees stay over at the hotel and have a meal in the resturant prior to the concert, more details about the Strathaven Hotel here. https://www.strathavenhotel.com/


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https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19666213.j-j-gilmour-sunnyside-p-l-scotlands-greatest-albums/ This is a great article by Billy Sloan in The Herald about the debut solo album by JJ Gilmour, Sunnyside P.A.L., recorded in New York and financed by golfer Ian Woosnam. Tickets for JJ Gilmour at FRETS on Sat 26th Feb in the Strathaven Hotel are available at this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jj-gilmour-acoustic-concert-at-frets-on-saturday-26th-feb-2022-tickets-121761703533 TIM BURGESS –Continue reading “JJ GILMOUR – Classic Scottish Albums, The Herald / Tim Burgess tickets for sale / swap etc”


We are delighted that The Pearlfishers will be performing a support slot with Tim Burgess in the absence of Norman Blake. The evening will be opened by Duglas T.Stewart and some fellow BMX Bandits members performing an acoustic set, followed by The Pearlfishers, then Tim.


Norman Blake will sadly be unable to perform a guest slot with Tim Burgess at FRETS this Friday 29th/Sat 30th Oct. Norman started feeling unwell last week on his birthday, in his own words… “Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling too great on my birthday. A PCR test on Thursday confirmed that I had developed Covid 19.Continue reading “Norman”


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