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Tickets on sale at this link: SOLD OUT !!

FRETS presents Hungry Beat in the CCA, Glasgow on Sat 4th Feb. This event is part of the Celtic Connections festival and ties in with the Hungry Beat book about Scottish independent labels Fast Product and Postcard Records. Live music will start with Restricted Code performing songs from their period on the pop:aural label when they were managed and produced by Fast Product’s Bob Last. The Hungry Beat Group will perform two sets featuring guest vocalists singing two songs each.

The sets will feature songs by groups associated with the Fast Product and Postcard Records period including the following: Orange Juice, Josef K, Scars, The Mekons, Gang of Four, Altered Images, Aztec Camera, The Bluebells, Jazzateers, Fire Engines, The Pastels, Strawberry Switchblade, James King, Rezillos etc.

Tickets: https://celticconnections.com/event/1/frets-presents-hungry-beat SOLD OUT!!

Tickets for the Norman, Bernard & James concert on Fri 17th Feb are SOLD OUT!

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/562919

SOLD OUT : FRETS had the honour of bringing together the esteemed talents of Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant for acoustic concerts early in 2022. The concerts were fantastic, a major success with the public and critics alike. Norman, Bernard and James dipped into their collective catalogue (Teenage Fanclub, Suede, McAlmont & Butler, Solo, Friends Again, Love & Money) to present an acoustic show that delivered some joyous moments (patter included). FRETS is delighted to announce Blake, Butler and Grant will be returning to the Strathaven Hotel on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th Feb. Both concerts are SOLD OUT.

ROBERT FORSTER AT FRETS – SOLD OUT!!

Waiting list only at this link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/560212

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 paperless and sold via the Concert Tickets section of this website, 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/

If you re not already on the mailing list, go to the Blog section of this website and submit your email address to keep up to date. We have a couple of big announcement forthcoming and will be emailing to our mailing list soon.

In line with other live music promoters and entertainment events we operate a no refunds policy.

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Climate Action Strathaven are now operating buses to and from Strathaven. The last bus to run from Glasgow to Strathaven is 6.15pm from North Hanover St (George Square). Please note there are no direct buses running from Strathaven to coincide with FRETS concerts finishing around 10.30pm. There are trains from Hamilton to Glasgow, however a taxi would be required to be booked from the hotel to Hamilton. There are two taxi firms in Strathaven, here are their details:

Stevie’s Taxis / 01357 – 528888

Strathaven Taxis / 01357 – 522522

PLEASE BE CAREFUL – THERE ARE SCAMMERS OUT THERE WHO WILL OFFER TO SELL YOU TICKETS ONLINE VIA TWITTER OR FACEBOOK. THIS IS A RIP OFF. PLEASE ONLY BUY TICKETS FROM THE WEGOTTICKETS LINKS, IF THE CONCERT SELLS OUT JOIN THE WAITING LIST AT THE WEGOTTICKETS LINK.

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