What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Aug
25
Thu
Nick Firth and Friends. @ Hootananny
Aug 25 @ 9:30 pm

Nick Firth from Hoodja and a collective of friends performing a night a Scottish Traditional music at Hoots.

Aug
26
Fri
VOLTS (ACDC Tribute) @ Hootananny
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SCOTLAND’S NUMBER 1 AC/DC TRIBUTE ACT!

The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty! In the beginning, back in 1955, man didn’t know about a rock n roll show but five guys from Edinburgh are giving it a fair crack!

It was always gonna be a long way to the top if they wanted to rock n roll, but with a sound that will kick you in the teeth and shake you all night long Volts will walk all over you!

Formed in 2005 the band have gone from strength to strength and have now settled on the perfect line up to replicate the classic AC/DC sound – Craig (Angus), Willie (Bon/Brian), Dave (Cliff), John (Malcolm) and Iain (Phil) give no less than 100% every night in a two hour rock n roll extravaganza that will blow your head off!

Volts have played the Bon Scott memorial event in Kirriemuir, The Big Ball in Wrexham, the RenfrewFerry in Glasgow, The Albert Hall in Stirling and supported Saxon in The Picture House in Edinburgh… and many more venues nationwide. So if you got the money, We got the sound, You put it up and we’ll put it down.

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
27
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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.

The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 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!

Aug
28
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Aug 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!

Aug
29
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Aug 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!

Aug
30
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Aug 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!

Aug
31
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Aug 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!

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

Sep
4
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Sep 4 @ 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!

Sep
5
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Sep 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!

Sep
6
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Sep 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!

Sep
7
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Sep 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!

Sep
8
Thu
Randolph’s Leap, w/Spare Snare @ Hootananny
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Randolph’s Leap

Randolph’s Leap are a Glasgow-based musical project ranging from a solo act to an eight-piece band. Nairn-born Adam Ross and friends have been writing pop music for unpopular people since 2010.

The band specialise in creating a joyous, brass-tinged folk-pop racket which has grabbed the attention of major cultural figures across the United Kingdom. An extensive back catalogue of DIY home recordings was topped off in 2014 with their first full-length album ‘Clumsy Knot’, released on Lost Map Records.

Recent years have seen the festival favourites curate a series of sell-out music and comedy events titled ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’, feature Michael Fish in a video for setlist staple ‘Weatherman’ , record repeat sessions on 6Music and perform across the UK, including a solo tour with James Yorkston (Domino).

2016 (a leap year, naturally) sees the band release their second album with Olive Grove Records.

“They will be huge” – Ian Rankin, Scottish crime writer

“A band deserving of every shred of love and success which came Belle & Sebastian’s way” – The Scotsman

“Masters of melody… lo-fi indie-pop gems” – The Metro

“They’re ace!” – Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

Spare Snare

Folllowing on from a successful anniversary tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Live At Home’, Spare Snare are ready to rock the highlands for the first time, ever.  Releasing records on Jan’s own label for over 22 years, and with a catalogue of 10 albums and numerous singles, the 5 piece think it’s about time they headed north to play.

Their history includes;
4 John Peel Sessions, including an inclusion on the Peel Kats Karavan box set.
Live shows at Reading and T in the Park.
Firm favourites on the Boston played on College Radio.