What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
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.
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!
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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 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!