What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Nov
18
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Nov 18 @ 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!

Calum Macphail Trio @ Hootananny
Nov 18 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Hot Jam w/ Emma & The Ragmen
Nov 18 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 19 @ 3:00 am

Hot Jam Nov 2017


Hot Jam returns to Mad Hatters with live music from Emma & The Ragmen plus Hot Jam resident Rosco Smith!

Nov
19
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 19 @ 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!

Nov
20
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 20 @ 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!

Nov
21
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 21 @ 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!

Nov
22
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 22 @ 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!

Nov
23
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 23 @ 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!

Nov
24
Fri
Dante with support from Jamie Bacon
Nov 24 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 25 @ 3:00 am

Dante


On 27th October 2017 – DANTE – release the first single, Rose, from the forthcoming sophomore LP, I Wear your Weight with Mine.

As premiered by Clash Magazine and hailed as “a brooding, poetic, and powerful return from the Scottish band”, you can also watch the video for Rose here: https://youtu.be/RX5tYB-HHfU

The track was produced by Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit, and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind). The track sees the Scottish indie band burst back on the scene with a dark, high-energy track, that has echoes of The National and Interpol, whilst further showcasing the band’s talent for songwriting and depth of lyrical content.

The release follows a very successful first LP, Wake, which was hailed by the likes of The Skinnyand Art Rocker, and also featured in The Herald’s Top 50 albums that year.


Support comes from Singer/songwriter Jamie Bacon originally from Caithness.

Nov
25
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Nov 25 @ 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!

AMERICANA SATURDAY w/Dropkick & AJ Stills
Nov 25 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 3:00 am

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AMERICANA SATURDAY is a quartley event that brings Americana influenced acts to Mad Hatters 4 times a year.


Our launch night features Edinburgh band Dropkick who are no strangers to the Highlands having had appeared at Belladrum Festival amongst other events.


Support comes from local singer/songwriter AJ Stills.

Nov
26
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 26 @ 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!

Nov
27
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 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!

Nov
28
Tue
Beyond Presents Bdy_Prts
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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BDY_PRTS are a band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland comprising of two songwriters – Chicago-raised Jill O’Sullivan (of cult band Sparrow And The Workshop) and Jenny Reeve (of Strike The Colours and frequent Malcolm Middleton collaborator) – alongside drummer/producer Jonny Scott (The Kills, Chvrches and Marnie).

Describing themselves as “electro future-pop” on record their music is a melody-driven, 80s-tinged indie-electro-pop fusion. Live BDY_PRTS sound is coupled with a unique and striking visual identity, aided by of the otherworldly and genre-defying costumes designed with visual artists Urara Tsuchiya and Lesley Anne Hepburn. On stage Jill and Jenny’s intertwining costumed limbs offer a visual feast whilst their vocals, melodies and full band set-up (with guitar and drums) one for the ear, creating a show full of sonic and theatrical flair.

BDY_PRTS have released three singles, most recently Rooftops (August 2017) which premiered on The Line of Best Fit, preceded by IDLU and Cold Shoulder (released in 2014/15 respectively). The latter two premiered on Clash and New York’s Neon Gold blog, with plays by DJs Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland) and Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music). With Cold Shoulder finding itself on BBC Radio 1 Introducing playlist with, to date, a massive quarter of a million streams on Spotify alone.

BDY_PRTS have previously played coveted shows such as the BBC Introducing Stage at T In The Park (2015). Newly signed to Primary Talent, they play True North festival, Aberdeen on 7 September, with a headline UK to be announced soon.

On 24 November BDY_PRTS release their debut album FLY INVISIBLE HERO via Aggrocat Records (Digital/CD/Limited Gold Vinyl, catalogue no.: AC003). The album was written, recorded and produced by the BDY_PRTS, engineered by David McAulay and Jamie Savage, and mixed by close friend Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai) throughout December 2016/January 2017.

“Subtle harmonies and avant-garde theatrics are setting the Scottish duo apart.” – The Line of Best Fit

“BDY_PRTS (make) theatrical, slightly avant-garde electro-pop with simple yet effectiveharmonies.” – D.I.Y

“BDY_PRTS write great songs. Like, really great songs.” – CMU Daily

“Sheer, effortless pop music.” – Clash

Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 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!

Nov
29
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Nov 29 @ 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!