COWBOY MOUTH – special guests of The Bathers – Friday 17th June

Grahame Skinner will be performing songs from his Cowboy Mouth repertoire as special guests of The Bathers at FRETS on Friday 17th June. Tickets available at Here’s footage of Cowboy Mouth performing the title track of their debut album on Marina Records live on Scottish Television arts program NB.

ARAB STRAP – special guests; Port Sulphur

PORT SULPHUR will be special guests of ARAB STRAP at FRETS on Friday 1st July in the Strathaven Hotel. Here is a video (directed by Grant McPhee) for Kone Trips, which is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, Speed Of Life. The Arab Strap concert at FRETS is Sold Out,Continue reading “ARAB STRAP – special guests; Port Sulphur”

ARAB STRAP – 1st July tickets for sale

Some tickets have become available for the Arab Strap concert at FRETS on Friday 1st July. The concert is Sold Out, we are putting this ticket information here first – we’ll put the information on FRETS social media tomorrow. The tickets are being sold at face value, contact the sellers direct and if you agreeContinue reading “ARAB STRAP – 1st July tickets for sale”

THE BATHERS – From Marina With Love – 17th June

Thanks again to those of you that have attended FRETS this year for our concerts by Altered Images; The Bluebells; JJ Gilmour; Norman Blake, Bernard Butler & James Grant; King Creosote; Roddy Woomble. Photos and videos of these concerts (taken by Les Hoggan) have been posted to this website. We are very excited about ourContinue reading “THE BATHERS – From Marina With Love – 17th June”

RODDY WOOMBLE, with guests Lavinia Blackwall & Docken Leaf – Stage Times

7pm – DOORS. If this is your first FRETS concert, please be aware it is first come first seated. People are usually seated just after doors and live music starts at 7.15. 7.15 – DOCKEN LEAF 8pm – LAVINIA BLACKWALL 9pm – RODDY WOOMBLE There are still tickets available if you’d like to come alongContinue reading “RODDY WOOMBLE, with guests Lavinia Blackwall & Docken Leaf – Stage Times”

KEN McCLUSKEY (The Bluebells/Docken Leaf) – Glasgow Evening Times interview Here’s a link to an interview with Ken McCluskey ahead of the live debut at FRETS tomorrow night of Docken Leaf, Ken’s new project with Brian Docherty. He discusses recording new albums with Docken Leaf and The Bluebells in the interview, and how much he enjoys the intimate atmosphere of FRETS and performing atContinue reading “KEN McCLUSKEY (The Bluebells/Docken Leaf) – Glasgow Evening Times interview”

DOCKEN LEAF – this Friday 13th May as special guest of Roddy Woomble

This is such a great track by Docken Leaf and accompanying film by Into Creative. Docken Leaf will make their live debut this Friday 13th May, opening the FRETS concert at the Strathaven Hotel (headlined by Roddy Woomble). Tickets available at

LAVINIA BLACKWALL – Waiting For Tomorrow

Lavinia Blackwall is performing a rare solo concert at FRETS this Friday 13th May in the Strathaven Hotel, as special guest of Roddy Woomble. Here’s a video for a track (Waiting For Tomorrow) taken from Lavinia’s solo album, Muggington Lane End. If you’re a fan of folk-rock groups like Fairport Convention, then you’re going toContinue reading “LAVINIA BLACKWALL – Waiting For Tomorrow”

LAVINIA BLACKWALL interview in the Glasgow Evening Times

Lavinia Blackwall is special guest at the forthcoming concert at FRETS by Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble. The concert will take place next Friday 13th May, and will feature a debut opening set by Docken Leaf (featuring Bluebells’ vocalist Ken McCluskey and producer Brian Docherty). Here’s an interview with Lavinia from the Glasgow Evening Times aboutContinue reading “LAVINIA BLACKWALL interview in the Glasgow Evening Times”

FRETS – August 19th – GUN (acoustic)

Jools and Dante from GUN will be performing a rare acoustic concert at FRETS on Friday 19th August. GUN were formed in Scotland by guitarist Jools Gizzi, during their career they have achieved 3 UK top 20 albums and 8 UK top 40 singles (including a cover of Cameo‚Äôs Word Up which reached the UKContinue reading “FRETS – August 19th – GUN (acoustic)”