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/
Here is an article by Billy Sloan for The Herald as part of their Classic Scottish Album features. The album in question is Strange Kind of Love by Love & Money, which in many ways was the breakthrough album that brought James Grant’s songwriting talent to the fore. Here is a link to the feature,Continue reading “L&M – Strange Kind of Love / Classic Scottish Album feature in The Herald”
Tickets for James Grant in concert at FRETS on Friday 25th Feb 2022 go on sale this Sunday 10th Oct at 7pm. Tickets are only available at this Eventbrite link from Sunday. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/james-grant-acoustic-concert-tickets-184317176637
It was 2 years ago on 4th October 2019 that FRETS entered this world as a live entity, with our first FRETS concert at the Strathaven Hotel featuring Lloyd Cole. It was a great night, it tickled us that Lloyd was starting his world tour in Strathaven, and he was in great form (accompanied byContinue reading “Happy 2nd birthday to FRETS!!”
Welcome to http://www.fretsconcerts.com and our first post. We will be using this Blog section to inform you of new concerts, stage times, as well as other items of interest that we (and hopefully you) find interesting. As you will probably be aware we have just started back at FRETS after 18 months when all ofContinue reading “Hello, beautiful FRETS people!!”