What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Sep
27
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Sep 27 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Sep
28
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Sep 28 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Sep
29
Thu
DF Concerts & TwentyTen Presents Catholic Action @ Hootananny
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm



Catholic Action are a product of Glasgow’s famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to their peerless pop masterpieces. After a run of rapturously received gigs in their hometown the group are ready to release their long-awaited debut release for Luv Luv Luv Records (Spector, Only Real, Splashh, The Garden).

The four-piece band are centered around the singular talents of vocalist and guitarist Chris McCrory – already known among key taste-makers as the drummer in Casual Sex, another of Glasgow’s leading musical lights.


Support comes from LIONAL and This Machine.

Sep
30
Fri
The Filthy Tongues @ Hootananny
Sep 30 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 1 @ 3:00 am

For those uninitiated in the ways of the Tongues, here’s a brief crash course in their intriguing history

The core members of the band – Martin Metcalfe on vocals and guitar, Derek Kelly on drums and Fin Wilson on bass guitar – have been making music together since the 80’s.

In a colourful career they’ve worked and toured with Blondie, The Ramones, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Vic Chesnutt, New York Dolls, Big Audio Dynamite, Aztec Camera and many more.

In the late 80’s and early 90’s Goodbye Mr MacKenzie were on the cusp of big things in the UK and Europe before record company wrangles, and a shift in direction, saw them morph into Angelfish, tour the States extensively and bring the singing talents of Shirley Manson to the fore.

With Manson then moving on and going global with Garbage, Metcalfe & Co returned to the UK and recorded further albums in their former guise before forming Isa & The Filthy Tongues, releasing another two fine bodies of stark and enthralling work, Addiction and Dark Passenger, both of which received five star reviews.

The band also wrote music for Richard Jobson’s film New Town Killers and their track Big Star featured on the soundtrack to David MacKenzie’s Hollywood film Spread.

Over the years critics have recognised The Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Nick Cave and Scott Walker influences, and other plumbers of the murky musical depths, but the style of this ever evolving band remains strikingly and individually their own.

This could well be their finest material yet . . .

Oct
1
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fraser Maclean and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

Irie Yo-Yo @ Hootananny
Oct 1 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 3:00 am

Irie Yo-Yo are a Ska/Reggae band from Edinburgh. They debuted on the Edinburgh music scene in 2015 at the Edinburgh food festival and since then they have appeared at venues such as Mash House, Cabaret Voltaire, Stramash and many more. In August 2015 Irie secured multiple residencies and played numerous gigs during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

With inspiration from artists such as Desmond Dekker, Max Romeo, The Specials, Manu Chao and Gentleman, Irie Yo-Yo has developed a very full and soulful ska sound. From the 4 part vocal harmonies, to the succulent sound of the brass section this band is right where it needs to be.

The Scone Fairies
Oct 1 @ 9:30 pm

The Scone Fairies are Bob Massie & Jonathan Hill,  lifelong enthusiasts for Scottish Traditional
Music… be careful,  it’s catching!

Oct
2
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Oct 2 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Oct
3
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Oct 3 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Oct
4
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Oct 4 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Oct
5
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Oct
6
Thu
DF Concerts & TwentyTen Present PHORIA @ Hootananny
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Oct
7
Fri
James Brown is Annie @ Hootananny
Oct 7 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 3:00 am

A six-piece Scottish funk band, Alan Gorrie of the Average White Band calls them ‘The Tartan Special of Funk’.

The band writes and performs original material influenced by the likes of Steely Dan, Little Feat and Average White Band.
Formed in 2010 by Edinburgh-based journalist, Barry Gordon, the band’s name comes from an Eddie Murphy sketch on Saturday Night Live.

Rehearsals used to take place next to a sex shop, but they now practice in a former timber-mill that once stored government files.

In 2014, JBiA were awarded funding by Creative Scotland to record its debut album with living funk legend, Average White Band’s Molly Duncan, who both produced and played on the album. Average White Band’s Alan Gorrie also wrote a song, exclusively for the band, to go on the album too.

Regulars on BBC Radio Scotland, the sextet made their live television debut on STV’s Riverside Show in May 2015.
In June, 2015, the band sold out the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, London – a feat not even Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones or Jamie Cullum achieved on their first outing at the venue.

JBiA also brought the month of June to a close with an epic concert at the ABC in Glasgow
with pioneering soul-funk band, The Family Stone.

JBiA performed on the Main Stage at the Belladrum Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, and supported both Average White Band (Queen’s Hall) and The Blockheads (Voodoo Rooms) in Edinburgh.

Starts after The Comedy Bothy from 8 pm – 10 pm, Free entry!

Oct
8
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fraser Maclean and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

Schiehallion @ Hootananny
Oct 8 @ 9:30 pm

Schiehallion have been around for 25 years. Founder member and frontman Kenny Jamieson has shared the limelight with various musicians over the years, but would agree that Stuart is the finest accordian player he’s ever had! Gerry joined the band some time ago and adds another dimension to Kenny’s distinctive vocals

Target 5 @ Hootananny
Oct 8 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm

Aberdeen based MOD tribute band. Playing classic MOD revival and 60’s MOD tunes from The Jam, The Chords,Small Faces,Lambrettas,The Who,Secret Affair,The Kinks .Get suited and booted and have a dance with us to Maximum R & B and 80’s Mod revival.