What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
14
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 14 @ 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!

Dec
15
Fri
The Scone Fairies
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm

The Scone Fairies are Bob Massie & Jonathan Hill,  lifelong enthusiasts for Scottish Traditional
Music… be careful,  it’s catching!

Dec
16
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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

Dec
17
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 17 @ 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!

Dec
18
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 18 @ 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!

Dec
19
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 19 @ 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!

Dec
20
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 20 @ 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!

Dec
22
Fri
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Dec 22 @ 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.

Dec
23
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Dec 23 @ 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!

Michael John MacMillan & Friends
Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm

Michael Macmillan


Michael is an all round accomplished and experienced performer whose experience and personality shines through on stage, and his one liners are sure to either get you up dancing or at very worst have a chuckle. Michael has become well known for dancing in the crowd whilst playing the accordian so ladies (or gents) dont be shy to ask him for a dance!!

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve with Rua Macmillan & Friends @ Hootananny
Dec 24 @ 9:30 pm


Originally from Nairn, in the Scottish Highlands, fiddler Rua Macmillan is quickly making a name for himself in the world of Scottish traditional music. Having graduated with a B.A. (Honours) in Scottish Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2008, he has already toured extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.

In February 2009, Rua was awarded the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. The following summer he performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, the UK’s biggest folk festival.

His debut album ‘Tyro’ (CDTRAX 346) was released on the Greentrax label in May 2010 to great critical acclaim, being voted ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ in the Fatea Awards, and picked as a ‘Top of The World’ album by Songlines Magazine.

Rua was also a founding member of the Paul McKenna Band, who were voted ‘Best Up and Coming Act’ in the 2009 MG Alba Trad. Music Awards.

Dec
26
Tue
Hò-rò @ Hootananny
Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm

Hò-rò: A phrase used as a movement in playing music before the development of written music; a form of “canntaireachd”.


Winners of the Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017!

 A young group incorporating new, innovative ideas from our own unique experiences and influences from our very own, cultural Scottish Trad music. Although the foundations of their music are to their national roots, they bring many styles and genres of music into their band: traditional Gaelic songs, their own material, Scottish tunes and they may even surprise you with a few tracks that you may recognize!

Dec
27
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Dec 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!

Dec
28
Thu
Hoots Singer/Songwriter Evening
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm


Come along to Hoots on Thursday Dec. 28th and experience 5 singer/songwriters from the Highlands perform for your listening pleasure featuring:


Calum Jones
Wilson Noble
Caroline Truslove
Elis Macfadyen
AJ Stills

Dec
29
Fri
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm

Ted Christopher is one of Scotland’s finest performers. He is a well-travelled and extremely versatile singer songwriter. He is equally at home whether singing heart-felt originals to a concert audience, belting out Scottish favourites to the Tartan Army or playing some of his huge pop/rock repertoire to a packed dance floor.

Unfazed by any size of audience, he played to 750,000 people on The Mall in Washinton DC. A week later there were 12 in Cowie Miners Welfare. How’s that for a quick reality check? and they were both great gigs.

Ted has been involved in the Scottish live music scene since he was fifteen. He is proud to be a native of The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Stirling (Stirling is now a city but he much prefers the previous description of his hometown) and was born and raised a mere claymore’s length from Stirling Castle and The National Wallace Monument.

Ted performs many solo gigs, sometimes uses a couple of musicians as “The Ted Christopher Band” and of course fronts “Bannockburn”