What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Mar
29
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Mar 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!

Mar
31
Fri
Miss Lucid @ Hootananny
Mar 31 @ 9:30 pm

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.

Miss Lucid decided to start what they call a “real band” once former projects dissolved. Once completing the formation of the band, they released their debut EP, “This Life”, in March 2012 closely followed by their second offering, “Feed to Breed” EP.

Since gigging solidly during 2013 and 2014, Miss Lucid have been locked away working on new material and reinforcing their sound. Their debut album is set for release in early 2017.. so be on the look out for them, ya hear!!!

Apr
1
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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.

Apr
3
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 3 @ 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!

Apr
4
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 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!

Apr
5
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 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!

Apr
6
Thu
Buffalo Skinners
Apr 6 @ 9:30 pm

The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield.

Their music stems from a shared passion for songwriting and singing in harmony. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60’s Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they’ve been listening to recently.

Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long, Iain Anderson and Dermot O’Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including Glastonbury, Kendal Calling, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival…

Apr
7
Fri
The Comedy Bothy – with special guest VLADIMIR MCTAVISH @ Hootananny
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Comedy Bothy is a monthly event at Mad Hatters featuring comics from locally and across Scotland.

This month’s guest is VLADIMIR MCTAVISH!

Vladimir McTavish serves up a delightful feast of social observation and topical satire, seasoned with his caustic wit and presented via a platter of breakneck-pace patter. In addition to his headline appearances throughout the UK, Ireland, Holland and at the Norwegian Comedy Festival at Stavanger, Vladimir has appeared on a number of popular TV and radio shows. These have included ‘The Empire Laughs Back’ (BBC1), the football game show ‘We’re On Our Way To Wembley’ (ITV) ‘Velvet Cabaret’ (BBC Radio Scotland) and the ‘Live Floor Show’ (BBC Scotland). He ‘is nothing short of superb’ Scotsman, and ‘gleefully indulgent’ Guardian.

Equally at home discussing the celebrity status of the Beckhams or the political intricacies of the Scottish elections, Vladimir’s broad range of targets is matched by his equally broad appeal to all sections of the audience.

Calum Macphail Trio @ Hootananny
Apr 7 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Apr
8
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Apr 8 @ 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!

EABHAL @ Hootananny
Apr 8 @ 9:30 pm

EABHAL

Eabhal are four young musicians who met and began making music together on the Outer-Hebrides’ Isle of Uist.

Playing folk and traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and further alongside self-penned tunes, they produce a melting pot of sound representing their very different backgrounds.

Roy Campbell || Accordion
Jamie MacDonald || Fiddle
Nicky Kirk || Guitar
Hamish Hepburn || Bagpipes, Flute and Whistles

The Skababs @ Hootananny
Apr 8 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 9 @ 3:00 am

Edinburgh based band The Skababs duly challenge you to try and stay in your seat or not tap your feet.. Not likely when they’re playing in town!

Citing ska greats such as Madness, The Specials, The Beat, Bad Manners and Toots & The Maytals as their biggest influences, you are sure to enjoy the skanking bedlam that is a Skababs gig.

Apr
9
Sun
Ella Munro @ Hootananny
Apr 9 @ 9:30 pm

Ella Munro

Ella Munro is a young folk singer hailing from the Isle of Skye, on the west coast of Scotland. After studying for five years at the prestigious national centre of excellence in traditional music in Plockton she then went on to gain a place studying Scots song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the outstanding tutoring of Fiona Hunter. During her time in Glasgow she has supported well known acts such as the Paul McKenna Band, Archie Fisher, Tannara and many more. Ella has also performed at many high profile venues such as Eden Court, Holyrood, Westminster, WOMAD festival, Edinburgh folk club, the Star folk club and others. She also frequently performs at local folk clubs in and around Glasgow. Ella’s passion for both traditional and contemporary music can be seen in her varied repertoire of scots songs by the likes of Dick Gaughan and Adam MacNaughton, (to name but a few) to her self-penned songs. In 2017 Ella will be undertaking 2 tours around Scotland in April and July and also releasing an EP of well-loved Scots songs.

Apr
10
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 10 @ 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!

Apr
11
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 11 @ 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!