What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
14
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 14 @ 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!

Dec
15
Fri
Ernest Rambles @ Hootananny
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm

Ernest RamblesDave Rudge is a singer songwriter from Birmingham who learned his craft in the Cornwall music
scene.

After meeting a Scottish lass, a few years in Nottingham and roaming round the globe he moved to
the Highlands.

He then stole a ready made rhythm section from a struggling covers band on the condition that Martin took up the double bass.
Ernest Rambles was formed.

Martin Bell on the double bass
Sam Lumsden on the drums
Ashley MacKay on vocals

OceanCode
Support comes from OceanCode a four-piece folk-pop band coming together from all across Scotland. Formed in Edinburgh in late 2016, the band features vocalist/guitarist Ruth Gillies from Inverness, bassist Morgan Smith from Aberdeen, guitarist/vocalist Peter Wall from Dumfries and drummer David Burns from Glasgow. Since forming, they have received warm reactions from shows at Sneaky Pete’s, The Mash House, Electric Circus and King Tuts.

The Scone Fairies
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm

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

Dec
16
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Dec 16 @ 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!

Dixie Fried @ Mad Hatters
Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 3:00 am


Dixie Fried are a 2 piece, up-beat, blues inspired rock band from Central Scotland. They write songs about things we all witness in our own life experiences, from long car journeys to drunken nights to the ‘special’ characters that every town and village have bouncing through every street. However, they do tell each story to a background of Americana inspired rhythmic hypnotic blues music.

The backbeat of each song has a pulse that sings to your soul through Murphy’s drums, then you find yourself lost in music as Lamie’s captivating and alluring guitar style wondering why have you never found Dixie Fried before now ? With inspirations coming from RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, with the more contemporary North Mississippi Allstars and very early Black Keys it is easy to hear their hero’s influence but still capturing the dry yet clever, Scottish wit within the lyrics.

Schiehallion @ Hootananny
Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm

Schiehallion have been around for over 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

Dec
17
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 17 @ 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!

Dec
18
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 18 @ 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!

Dec
19
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 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!

Dec
20
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 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!

Dec
22
Fri
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Dec 22 @ 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.

Mad Friday w/ EZRA
Dec 22 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 3:00 am

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Join us for Mad Friday with EZRA playing various styles of music from Rock, Pop, Country, Irish, Scottish, Reggae, Easy Listening from the 50’s through to the present day!


Stick about for our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am!

Dec
23
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Dec 23 @ 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!

Foggy City Orphan
Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 3:00 am

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Glasgow quartet Foggy City Orphan are brothers John and Paul McLinden on guitar and vocal duties, with school friends Michael Valente on bass and Stephen Sweeney on drums. Taken from their debut album, which was produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand), the band release new single Fake News Blues – a short, sharp slice of topical indie/rock – on 9 October. The single has gained airplay courtesy of Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Billy Sloan via BBC Radio Scotland, and the band played the XpoNorth and TRNSMT festivals earlier this year. Catch them live on 26 October when they headline a BBC Introducing gig at King Tut’s in Glasgow.

Excerpt from https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/under-the-radar-foggy-city-orphan-1-4571282

Support comes from Forres alt rock trio Wasted Years!

Michael John MacMillan & Friends
Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm

Michael Macmillan


Michael is an all round accomplished and experienced performer whose experience and personality shines through on stage, and his one liners are sure to either get you up dancing or at very worst have a chuckle. Michael has become well known for dancing in the crowd whilst playing the accordian so ladies (or gents) dont be shy to ask him for a dance!!

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve with Rua Macmillan & Friends @ Hootananny
Dec 24 @ 9:30 pm


Originally from Nairn, in the Scottish Highlands, fiddler Rua Macmillan is quickly making a name for himself in the world of Scottish traditional music. Having graduated with a B.A. (Honours) in Scottish Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2008, he has already toured extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.

In February 2009, Rua was awarded the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. The following summer he performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, the UK’s biggest folk festival.

His debut album ‘Tyro’ (CDTRAX 346) was released on the Greentrax label in May 2010 to great critical acclaim, being voted ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ in the Fatea Awards, and picked as a ‘Top of The World’ album by Songlines Magazine.

Rua was also a founding member of the Paul McKenna Band, who were voted ‘Best Up and Coming Act’ in the 2009 MG Alba Trad. Music Awards.