What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Feb
22
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Feb 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!

Feb
23
Fri
The Dunnottar Ceilidh Band
Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm

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The Dunnottar Ceilidh Band make their Hoots debut!

The Mystic Shoes
Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 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!

Feb
24
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Feb 24 @ 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!

Miss Lucid w/Terry McDermott
Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 3:00 am

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Miss Lucid offer their own style of ‘in your face’ rock, driven with the punk/grunge undertones of bands such as The Clash and Nirvana, blending large sonic sound scapes and crafted melodies reminiscent of Placebo and Manic Street Preachers.
This cohesive sound of anthemic and melodic guitars is bolstered with thought provoking, poignant lyricism with an abrasive pop knack.
Since the release of their eponymous debut album on Fat Hippy Records in April 2017 Miss Lucid have gone on to play a number of Scottish festivals and continue to tour their captivating live show all over the UK.
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Support comes from Terry McDermott, a Scottish-born American recording artist currently on an acoustic tour of Scotland. He has been part of a number of bands including Driveblind in the UK, Lotus Crush in the U.S. In 2012, he came to prominence as the runner-up of the third season of The Voice USA.

Ruairidh Maclean
Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm

Top Scottish Box player Ruairidh Maclean comes to Hoots!
Check out this amazing player on YouTube!

Feb
25
Sun
Mesothelioma UK Fundraiser
Feb 25 @ 9:30 pm

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Mesothelioma UK Fundraiser
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.


On Sunday February 25th local folk duo Corralach along with John and Andy Ross will perform at Hootananny to raise funds for the good work that Mesothelioma UK do.

Feb
26
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Feb 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!

Feb
27
Tue
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
Wed
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
Thu
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
2
Fri
The Comedy Bothy with Matt Watson
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Comedy Bothy returns for Manic March with special guest Matt Watson (Canada) plus top comics from the Highlands and Beyond!


Check out this hilarious YouTube footage of Matt performing at Hot Water Club in Liverpool HERE!


The Comedy Bothy is a groundbreaking monthly free entry comedy club at Mad Hatters (first floor of Hootananny) that has given valuable stage time to emerging comics from the Highlands as well as featuring guest headliners such as Phil Kay, Billy Kirkwood and Vladmir MacTavish!

Mar
3
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Mar 3 @ 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!

Mar
4
Sun
Alice Brown – A Coo Stick Album Launch
Mar 4 @ 9:30 pm

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Alice writes and performs all her own songs known for her use of a 12 string guitar. While she learnt to play at school, it has been in the last 4 years that she took her music to a wider audience.

Her first live performance ever was at a close friends wedding in Dornoch Cathedral, in front of 200 guests, which Alice freely admits, “ was the most daunting experience ever and came off from playing shaking like the proverbial leaf”. This did however lead on to over events twice playing at Eden Court for Charity events. The 2016 event was a great challenge as she was asked to perform for half and hour with no material written! “I did it and well the rest is history”.

This led Alice to fulfil a childhood dream and record her own album, Acoustic, which rapidly was corrupted to A Coo Stick. The idea of the album was it was to be all acoustic and instrumental, but as Alice herself says “it didn’t turn out like that!” It was encouragement from one of her close friends who heard a very rough draft of the album said, “You need to do more like the Bear song”. It took a while to realise what this cryptic message meant. More song with singing on them, and so the album took this path and after some twists and turns, it has now been released.

On the album Alice plays all the instruments all the vocals, as well as being the producer and assistant recording engineer. She also mixed and mastered the album.


Support comes from special guest Dougie Burns.

Mar
5
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Mar 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!

Mar
6
Tue
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!