What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Feb
27
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Feb 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!

Feb
28
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Feb 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!

Mar
1
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Mar 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!

Mar
3
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Mar 3 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

Mar
4
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Mar 4 @ 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!

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Mar 4 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

Mar
5
Sun
Nick Mercer Jr @ Hootananny
Mar 5 @ 9:30 pm

Nick Mercer Jr

For most upstarts the fantasy of being a budding singer songwriter is often de railed rather quickly by the reality of itture and existence of struggle and uncertainty, but not for this young Scotsman. Having recently moved to the capital Jr is content with just singing his songs to anyone who is around to listen and is well aware that the use of his voice and melodies are the only thing he has to feed mouthes and pay bills.The situation he is in doesn’t bring him despair but creates a sense of hope that there might someday be another crowning of the poor. The fact of the matter is that these songs are strong and if you wrote them you would be a fool if you didn’t drop everything and walk with them down the very path he has chosen.

Mar
6
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Mar 6 @ 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!

Mar
7
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Mar 7 @ 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!

Mar
8
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Mar 8 @ 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!

Mar
9
Thu
Andy Duncan @ Hootanannny
Mar 9 @ 9:30 pm

Andy Duncan is a well known face on the Inverness circuit. With over 20 years worth of gigs under his belt, you could say he was an accomplished musician in his own right, with many playing styles in his repertoire, not least for his rhythmic hand drumming on the Djembe.

His passion, however, lies in traditional Scottish folk songs and music and accompanied by the very talented local fiddle player, Rachel Campbell, you will hear some fantastic traditional jigs and reels sure to get the blood pumping.

Mar
10
Fri
Full Tilt Ceilidh Band @ Hootananny
Mar 10 @ 9:30 pm

The Full Tilit Ceilidh Band is a lively, fun bunch. They consist of fiddles, box, keyboard and vocals. Don’t know the dances? They will call and demonstrate.

Mar
11
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Mar 11 @ 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!

Hò-rò @ Hootananny
Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm

Hò-rò: A phrase used as a movement in playing music before the development of written music; a form of “canntaireachd”.

 A young group incorporating new, innovative ideas from our own unique experiences and influences from our very own, cultural Scottish Trad music. Although the foundations of their music are to their national roots, they bring many styles and genres of music into their band: traditional Gaelic songs, their own material, Scottish tunes and they may even surprise you with a few tracks that you may recognize!

The Calm Fiasco @ Hootananny
Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm

THE CALM FIASCO are a Glasgow 4 piece made up by Del Morin (lead vocals/guitar), Greg Totten (backing vocals/guitar), Harry Fleming (backing vocals/bass), Andy McInnes (drums) who formed late 2012 in dels loft.
The Calm Fiasco have an avid following in and around Glasgow which has seen them play a sold out ABC main hall supporting Vigo Thieves and sell out headline shows at the world famous King Tuts Wah Wah Hut twice in less than a year. The boys have recently caught the attention from Scotland’s National Newspaper The Daily Record with them stating the band have got a ‘huge future ahead of them’ and have ‘U2 stadium size hooks and whoohas that would sound perfect in Glasgow’s Hydro Arena’.
Despite being quite new to the scene, they are not afraid to go for the big sound and have been compared to The Killers, Interpol and The Strokes. With recent appearances at Tenement Trail, and King Tuts New Years Revolution, The Calm Fiasco are already heading for a massive summer after releasing their New EP which will be out later in the year.

Mar
12
Sun
Dougal’s Jumper
Mar 12 @ 9:30 pm


Dougal’s Jumper knits together diverse performances from Scotland’s village halls, to stages across the world to fashion their brand of Cosy Celtic Pop using Scottish Smallpipes and Bagpipes, acoustic guitar, accordion, vocals and bass guitar.


Dougal’s Jumper wraps you up in their unique crossover style. From Beyoncé to Iggy Pop, from Franz Ferdinand to Kraftwerk via Johnny Cash, The Eurythmics and The Killers, all woven together with foot-stomping tunes.


Dougal’s members have played at events including T in the Park, Celtic Connections and the Tall Ships Festivals. They have performed at venues including Disney’s EPCOT Centre (Florida), The Rainbow Room (Los Angeles), The Halfmoon (London), King Tut’s (Glasgow) and The Music Hall and The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen).


As support acts, they have shared a stage with the likes of The Proclaimers and Bob Geldof.

“Even with just an acoustic guitar, Maria is a force of Nature.” The Daily Record. Scotland