What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

May
26
Thu
TwentyTen presents Kid Canaveral @ Hootananny
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

“Kid Canaveral return to Inverness to celebrate the release of new single First We Take Dumbarton,  taken from their brand new album (due for release on Lost Map Records in July). Their last album Now That You Are a Dancer was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award and met with universal critical acclaim.

Being certified DIY-enthusiasts, Kid Canaveral started their own label, Straight to Video Records, in 2007 in order to release their debut single ‘Smash Hits’. Since then, they’ve released two critically acclaimed records – Shouting at Wildlife in 2010 (by themselves first, and then re-released by Fence Records after the initial pressing sold out); and Now That You Are a Dancer in 2013 on Lost Map Records, and taken their alternative pop across the UK, Europe, the US (including appearances at South By South West in Texas) and Canada.”

Davy Cowan & Rachael Parker @ Hootananny
May 26 @ 11:25 pm

Davy Cowan’s songs encapsulate the essence of many of the stories and situations that have inspired him over the years: people, places, old memories, faces; journeys on trains, ferries, planes – and a clapped out converted Ford Transit minibus.

The red morning sky; thunder clouds over the Cromarty Firth & her rusting meccano set oil rigs, casting their menacing shadows across the shores beneath them.

In the early 90’s Davy was one of the founder members of Scottish Celtic Rock Band COINNEACH.

With three critically acclaimed studio albums [Life In A Scottish Greenhouse, Ice Trees & Lullabies & Protected?] and many tours and festivals at home and abroad, COINNEACH built up a solid fan base. – And in the process earned themselves the reputation as one of the best Celtic Rock bands on the circuit.

2005 saw the release of Davy’s debut solo album “Fragile People” which showed an unpretentious and straight to the point approach to his song writing. His album “The Journey” followed in 2011 & in 2013 “Working Man’s Dream” hit the streets to great critical acclaim.

May
27
Fri
AMERICANNY @ Hootananny
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – May 28 @ 3:00 am

AMERICANNY comes to HOOTANANNY!

A night of Americana influenced music from some of the best emerging acts in Scotland!

Featuring:

The Carloways
The Carloways are a young, 5-piece band from Bridge of Earn, Scotland. Influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash and The Rolling Stones, their style is a mixture of modern Rock ‘n’ Roll and good old Country music. Since December 2014 they have been taking music seriously and have been focusing on writing music, gigging constantly and having a good time!

Anton & The Colts

“An ideal accompaniment to strong drink… like Robbie Robertson & Rick Danko having a jam session in the company of Mr Jack Daniel”… Bluesbunny

Driven By Harness

Driven By Harness is a band from Central Scotland, pairing socially-conscious lyrics with an Americana-tinged, alternative rock sound, heavily immersed in the rhythm section.

Originally conceived as an outlet for singer and guitarist Andrew Burton’s (Mull Historical Society) growing collection of home recordings, the band was formed with the addition of bassist Brett Allan (James Brown is Annie) and drummer Chris Whitehouse (Tutor at Drummers Only & Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in late 2013.

During this time the band has amassed a large collection of original material and performed a number of shows in Scotland and mainland Europe, including Butefest and the Immecke Open Air festival in Plettenberg, Germany.

The band’s 7 song debut mini-album ‘The Trade In Lunacy’ was launched at the beginning of April 2016 and is currently being promoted with a series of gigs across Scotland.

The album was recorded over a weekend, in the latter half of 2015, at Chamber Studio in Edinburgh and was mastered by multi Grammy Award-winning Gene Paul, son of guitar hero Les, at G&J Audio in New Jersey.  The album is available to purchase via the band’s Bandcamp website and at live shows.

Band influences include Manchester Orchestra, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Funkadelic, James Brown, Les McCann, Ryan Adams, The Kills and Portishead.

Aye2Aye

Aye2 Aye are an Inverness based country band whose founders, Elizabeth Sillars and David Newsome share a love of Americana. They formed Aye2Aye as a duo in early 2011 and are now well known in the Highland music circuit.  Currently playing as  a 5 piece band, Aye2Aye now have Matt Sillars on dobro, Elis McFadyen on bass and Robin Bell on drums. They deliver a quirky set loaded with alt-country songs and traditional tunes as well as self-penned numbers.  They have appeared at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and the Looe Festival in Cornwall

Colin Clyne
Award winning Scottish singer/songwriter (Folk Rock and Americana).  After 10 years in California, he left San Diego as a 2 time winner of ‘The Best Acoustic Act’ with San Diego Music Awards.  “The Never Ending Pageant” was produced by Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Alan Sanderson, (The Stones, Elton John, Ryan Adams,) and reached #6 on iTunes Country album charts.  ‘The Sun’ newspaper describing album as ‘…a glorious selection of folk and county rock numbers…’ akin to Ryan Adams. Radio play continues on many BBC stations including the legendary “Whispering” Bob Harris who remarked “… really great album..”

Tunna @ Hootananny
May 27 @ 9:30 pm

“Karys Watt and David Macfarlane are a guitar and fiddle duo who live in Perthshire. They will be playing a set of acoustic pieces from their band Tunna as well as some lively traditional and contemporary Scottish tunes”

May
28
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
May 28 @ 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!

May
29
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 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!

May
30
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 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
31
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 31 @ 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!

Jun
1
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 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!

Jun
2
Thu
Amy Henderson & Brian Ó hEadhra @ Hootananny
Jun 2 @ 9:30 pm

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Amy Henderson is from the outskirts of Inverness, and plays the Accordion, whistle, step dancing, and she can also turn her hand to singing here and there! Her playing is a blend of many different styles influenced by musicians she has met along her musical path in various genres including Cajun,Scottish and blues.

Amy currently works on various community music settings, including Youth Music Inititiave programmes in primary schools throughout the Highlands, Music Box at Ross county Stadium, Dingwall and lifelong learning projects with Feis Rois.

Brian Ó hEadhra is an established and highly acclaimed musician & singer based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.  He performs regularly with the Gaelic quartet Cruinn as well as with the trio Charlie McKerron (fiddle) and Sandy Brechin (accordion) in the trio MacKerron, Brechan & Ó hEadhra.

His music is possibly best known across the folk world through the band Anam which he established in Dublin in 1994.  Anam toured the world, released five albums and ceased performing in 2005.

Come along and catch these two established musicians performing together at Hootananny.

Jun
3
Fri
Gary Innes and Friends @ Hootananny
Jun 3 @ 9:30 pm

“Supremely sensitive. . . exceptional charm and vibrancy. . . Gary Innes is a master of extremes, and of everything in between.” (Living Tradition)

Accordion in hand, Gary Innes truly has the world at his fingertips – though at heart he’s never far from his native Scottish Highlands. Over recent years he’s gigged in China, Malaysia, the USA, the Middle East and Kazakhstan, among other exotic destinations, but between times he’s just as busy playing rural village halls and remote island festivals back home, from Acharacle to Achiltibuie, Shetland to Skye.

It’s this harmony between deep local roots and international outlook, allied with superlative technique and sublime creative artistry, that sets Gary’s musicianship apart. A founder member of accordion supergroup Box Club, and more recently of hotly-tipped Highland outfit Mànran – the first band this century to break the UK Top 100 with a Gaelic song – he also features as a regular guest with veteran folk-rockers Runrig, and in a duo with award-winning singer/guitarist Ewan Robertson.

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

Gary Innes and Friends @ Hootananny
Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm

“Supremely sensitive. . . exceptional charm and vibrancy. . . Gary Innes is a master of extremes, and of everything in between.” (Living Tradition)

Accordion in hand, Gary Innes truly has the world at his fingertips – though at heart he’s never far from his native Scottish Highlands. Over recent years he’s gigged in China, Malaysia, the USA, the Middle East and Kazakhstan, among other exotic destinations, but between times he’s just as busy playing rural village halls and remote island festivals back home, from Acharacle to Achiltibuie, Shetland to Skye.

It’s this harmony between deep local roots and international outlook, allied with superlative technique and sublime creative artistry, that sets Gary’s musicianship apart. A founder member of accordion supergroup Box Club, and more recently of hotly-tipped Highland outfit Mànran – the first band this century to break the UK Top 100 with a Gaelic song – he also features as a regular guest with veteran folk-rockers Runrig, and in a duo with award-winning singer/guitarist Ewan Robertson.

The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 3:00 am

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The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Jun
5
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 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!

Jun
6
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 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!