What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Jan
20
Fri
Kinnaber Junction @ Hootananny
Jan 20 @ 9:30 pm


Kinnaber Junction is a singer/songwriter on the Angus music circuit. Having grown up in Montrose he has played with various bands around the area since he was 16. He has gained a wealth of experience covering a wide range of instruments and genres during this time.


He gigs all over Scotland and has also performed in Norway and Ireland. Notable gigs have included Montrose Folk Club, Montrose Music Festival, Edinburgh Folk Club, The Ugie Folk Festival, Dougie MacLean’s Perthshire Amber Festival.

Leanne & The Radix
Jan 20 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 21 @ 3:00 am


With a history spanning over 30 years in experience from the heady Nottinghill Carnival days of ‘Man At The Window’ in the 1980’s supporting icons such as Steel pulse, Aswad, Eekamouse, Misty In Roots etc performing until 2012, then followed by the British Reggae Industry Awards various line ups of the ‘iFoundation’ of 2012-2014,’Leanne & The Radix’’ are a the cultivated 6 piece new trend setting hybrid reggae group Built from the strength and foundations of Scotland’s best loved and busiest festival touring reggae groups.


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

Jan
21
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Jan 21 @ 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!

John Coletta & The Humpff Family @ Hootananny
Jan 21 @ 9:30 pm

John’s mandolin playing started in traditional Scottish roots but, after an encounter with Southern States bluegrass and ragtime, has developed into an eclectic and creative style. The blues took
the dobro along and he is rarely be seen on stage without his faithful guitar, dobro and mandolin.
He is also one of the few harmonica players to use the standard cross harp to play in the relative minor, giving melodies a haunting, Eastern European sound. He often uses the guitar to harmonise with the harmonica. From their early days John and David Fitzpatrick have formed a strong, balanced and original song-writing partnership, crafting each song as a story (and sometimes
more than one) in a nutshell.

After escaping notoriety, retiring to the middle of nowhere and some time spent cultivating his own patch working on solo projects, musical collaborations generated by the release of his latest CD ‘sleekit slivers’ convinced John that working with other interesting musicians was worth another shot. With the Humpff and alone he has had numerous TV and Radio slots all over the world. He
has Played Celtic Connections, Belladrum, T-in the Park and festivals in Strathaven, Stonehaven, Partick, Strathpeffer, Fort William, Girvin, Ayr, Arran, Aberdeen, Orkney, Shetland, Barra, Newcastle, Pointon, St Nazair, Eindhoven, L’orion, Englemunster, Haugesund, Tondor, Aalborg, Shrewsbury, Gloucester, Bath, even Shetland on a few occasions! After ‘In the Family Way’
(1989), ‘Fathers’ (1992) and ‘Mothers’ (1994), he has released a solo CD “…living in hope…”
(2007), and ‘sleekit sliver’ (2014) with his first band in a decade, which has been well received with much airplay.

Shaka Loves You @ Mad Hatters
Jan 21 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 3:00 am

Scotland’s bad-boy AV funkers Shaka Loves You boast a full audio-visual show with live percussion. Effortlessly fusing elements of funk, soul, disco & hip-hop with custom visuals, SLY create the perfect, party-rocking live show.

Since forming in 2012 they have already shared the stage with heavyweights such as DJ Yoda, Mr Scruff, A.Skillz, Featurecast & The Funk Hunters and have an impressive number of gigs and performances behind them.

As well as their weekly residency at Glasgow’s home of funk & soul; The Buff Club, the boys have played clubs from Edinburgh to Amsterdam as well as festival appearances up and down the UK including T in the Park, Beat Herder and Eden.

Not content with just rocking the party, SLY are regularly producing their own edits, remixes, tracks and videos. With, DJ, blog and radio support flowing in for the boys production’s and their debut EP going to number 1 on Juno they are equally at home in the studio as they are on stage.

Jan
22
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jan 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!

Jan
23
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jan 23 @ 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!

Jan
24
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jan 24 @ 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!

Jan
25
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jan 25 @ 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!

Jan
26
Thu
Big Alasdair Cameron Mackay
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm


Big Alasdair Cameron Mackay from Stoer – better known locally as simply Jock the Box. Skilled accordionist Alasdair was given his first box at the age of seven by his grandfather, Alaister Macleod, a crofter and former accordionist with the Lochinver Dance Band. Music ran in the family with young Alasdair’s great-uncle, the late Donnie Mackay, a gamekeeper in the Strath of Kildonan, running the Bettyhill School Pipe Band. Recalls Alasdair: “When I got my first accordion I loved it, and played it day and night. I used to drive my grandfather mad!” A former pupil of Stoer Primary School and Ullapool High School, Alasdair quickly picked up music by ear and such was his early promise that he received lessons from well known semi-professional accordionist Addie Harper of Wick.

Jan
27
Fri
Big Fat Electric Ceilidh Band
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm


The Big Fat Electric Ceilidh bring a high energy, new and intense ceilidh experience to Scotland and beyond mixing ceilidh and club culture.
Built for the 21st Century

Devil’s Queen @ Mad Hatters
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 3:00 am


5 piece southern rock band from Inverness and the surrounding areas.

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am.

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

Schiehallion @ Hootananny
Jan 28 @ 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

Shambolics
Jan 28 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 3:00 am

Shambolics, a 4 piece Dreamy Rock & Roll band hailing from Kirkcaldy, Fife inspired by some of the best indie bands from the past 30 years with a hint of 60’s psychedelia, 70’s harmonies and 80’s clean guitar chimes.

They have played gigs all over the UK and have played gigs with promoters ‘This Feeling’ in London, Glasgow & Manchester and have also done a gig for Alan Mcgee (ex Creation Records) at The Water Rats in London and have also shared the stage with bands such as The View & The Sunshine Underground. They also recently played our first ever headline gig to a sold out capacity crowd of 300 people in our hometown Kirkcaldy.

Feb
1
Wed
The Sherlocks @ Hootananny
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


The Sherlocks have announced a UK and Ireland tour for early 2017.

Following up their run of shows in September, plus support slots with the Libertines earlier this year, the Sheffield quartet have lined up over 30 dates for their biggest headlining tour between February 1 and March 15, including a performance at Mad Hatters, Inverness on February 1st 2017.