What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Apr
28
Fri
Bert Ruymbeek/Andrew Mills
Apr 28 @ 9:30 pm


Belgian box player Bert Ruymbeek of Wör teams up with Andrew Mills and friends to play a mixture of Scottish, Irish and Flemish tunes, all pretty bangin!

We Came From Wolves support from Wendell Borton
Apr 28 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 3:00 am


Since their inception in 2011, WE CAME FROM WOLVES have toured the UK six times and Europe twice, including a thirty date run of the O2 Academy circuit and a selection of some of the best small venues in the UK.

They have supported a plethora of rock luminaries including; AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, THE XCERTS and THE LAFONTAINES, played several of the biggest venues in Scotland, including Oran Mor, Perth Concert Hall, The Garage Glasgow, a sold out O2 ABC2 and three sold out nights at King Tut’s.


Support comes from Wendell Borton from Aberdeen.


Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

Apr
29
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Apr 29 @ 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!

Academy Strangers @ Hootananny
Apr 29 @ 9:30 pm

Academy Strangers are an explosive 4-piece alternative rock band based in Edinburgh.
Playing music together since 2012, they bring an energetic live performance, powerful riffs and catchy lyrics to the music scene.

In their time, they have played alongside some massive Scottish acts such as Fatherson and Frightened Rabbit as well as playing Liverpool Sound City in 2014.

Their influences include Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit and Twin Atlantic.

Find them online at:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud

FRAS @ Hootananny
Apr 29 @ 9:30 pm

Wild West Highland days and storming tune-fuelled nights have formed Fras. Their debut album, dile, is a bracing shower of melodies, a downpour of thundering rhythm with the occasional promise of sunshine.

Tha laithean garbh na Gàidhealtachd ‘s oidhcheannan fliucha ceòlmhor air Fras a chruthachadh. Tha an ciad clàr aca, dìle, na fras phort, na dhìle ruitheam le deagh theans de ghreisean ghrèine.

FRAS are:
Angus Binnie from Cromarty on pipes and whistles, Murdo Cameron from Glenelg on guitar; Tam Kinsella from Arisaig on banjo, Kirsten MacLeod from Acharacle on accordion and Colin Masterton, Ballachullish on flutes and whistles.

Apr
30
Sun
Earth616 Promotions Presents Dave McPherson support from Dr. Wook
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 30 @ 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!

May
1
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 1 @ 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!

May
2
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 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!

May
3
Wed
Beyond Presents Bryde
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Captivating new London (via Pembrokeshire) solo-artist Bryde is now two EPs into her career, having released the stunning, Bill Ryder-Jones produced “EP2” in November 2016.

Featuring the amped-up singles “Honey” and “Wouldn’t That Make You Feel Good?”, the release received press coverage from the likes of Sunday Times Culture, Consequence Of Sound, The Line Of Best Fit and CLASH, and airtime on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6. Alongside “EP1” and the formative “Chocolate Factory Sessions”, it has cemented Bryde’s position at top table of new electric guitar-wielding, lyrically-biting female artists alongside the likes of Angel Olsen, Mitski and St. Vincent.

2016 was a very busy year on the live circuit for Bryde: highlights include opening for Rufus Wainwright at Brighton Dome, well-received festival sets at Dot To Dot, Green Man and Swn, two sold-out London headline gigs (The Slaughtered Lamb and The Courtyard Theatre), her debut US dates in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles and her maiden UK headline tour in November.

With more new music and some European dates in the pipeline for early 2017, the year ahead is set to be as fast-paced as the last.

Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 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!

May
4
Thu
DF Concerts & TwentyTen Present Indigo Velvet
May 4 @ 7:30 pm


Colourful shirts, African rhythms and varied indie-influences have led to critics describing Indigo Velvet as Tropical-pop. They begin 2017 on Vic Galloway (BBC Introducing) and Jim Gellatly’s (The Sun) ’ones to watch’ lists, after a landmark 2016 saw them championed by The Metro, Scotland On Sunday, Clash Magazine, The Sun, The Skinny Magazine and industry publication Record of the Day.


Thanks to a growing fanbase, they’ve clocked up over 250,000 Spotify plays and performed to sizeable crowds at T In The Park, Lindisfarne, Belladrum and XpoNorth festivals.


Airplay includes BBC Introducing, Radio X, a spot-play on Radio 1 and live sessions on Amazing Radio and the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland. The young quartet from Edinburgh, topped off a triumphant year with a UK TOUR (sold-out Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh), accompanied by the release of new single ‘Sunrise’.

May
5
Fri
Tap o’ the Hill @ Hootananny
May 5 @ 9:30 am

Tap o’ the Hill Brian, Mike and Bob’s original incarnation of “Tap O’ The Hill” took place in 1989. After borrowing money from Prince Charles and armed with a demo cassette they headed out to spread their sound around Scotland.
They play a mixture of traditional and original material featuring songs and tunes with a Celtic connection on voices, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, whistles, moothie and bohdran. Their repertoire includes, foot stomping jigs and reels, songs featuring three part harmonies and slow airs that invoke the Celtic spirit in us all.This can be heard, along with various other bits and pieces, on their demo at www.facebook.com/tapothehill.
Now after many moons the stars aligned and fate reformed Tap O’ The Hill.
The name comes from the area at the tap o’ the Hilltoon in Dundee, marked by the Hilltoon clock.

Carousel
May 5 @ 10:00 pm – May 6 @ 3:00 am


Carousel are from Dundee… big things are on the horizon…

‘An explosive indie rock set suggest big thing ahead’ – 2016 Jim Gellatly (The Sun)


Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

May
6
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
May 6 @ 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!

Black Nevada @ Hootananny
May 6 @ 9:30 pm – May 7 @ 3:00 am

Black Nevada are a five piece alternative rock band hailing from the North East of England, formed early 2012.

Unleashing music that is filled with high octane energy, heavy breakdowns, catchy riffs and hooks that will get you singing in no time!

Writing and performing their own material is important to the band, with each member having different influences and input into the music they play. This allows them to create a style that is quite specific to themselves.

Signed to Red Dragon Records, they have also played venues/ events such as the 02 Academy and Make a Scene festival.

Within these events, they have played alongside their contemporary influences such as I Divide, Mallory Knox, Bury Tomorrow, Blitz Kids, Neck Deep, Hacktivist, Funeral for a Friend, The Blackout and many more. All in all, a gig not to be missed!