What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

For 17 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Little Boots, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue. The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional and fusion Scottish ceilidh and celtic rock downstairs. Emerging original artists, indy, hiphop, heavy metal, ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage. Djs in the Glow bar on the top floor. The family run business has been awarded Scotland’s Best Live Music Venue 2019 by Scottish Bar and Pub Awards and Best Inverness Pub of the Year, 8 years running, by Inverness City Advertiser. Open daily for pub drinkers, we have a delicious Scottish menu of traditional dishes cooked to perfection from 5-10pm daily

Since March 2020 Hootananny has been unable to promote live music or background music. We hope to bring back the best live music soon! Click on the Keeping Safe tab for details about safety.

Nov
9
Fri
Rollin’ Drones
Nov 9 @ 9:30 pm

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Rollin’ Drones are the newest, and most exciting Bagpipe/pop band on the scene!

Back to Hoots by popular demand!

Nov 9 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 12:00 am

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Formed in the year 2000, Rooty Ma Toot Big Band has, over the years, included many of the top musicians around Inverness.
They have played at Castles, Highland Stately Homes, Corporate Functions, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium, Eden Court Theatres, Ironworks Venue, Festivals including Main Stage & the Ice House Jazz Stage at Belladrum, Jocktoberfest, Thunder in the Glen, Clubs, many private functions, and featured several times on Moray Firth Radio.
They have occasional showcase gigs in Inverness.
Regular line up has Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar,
4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones and 5 Saxes. 
Regular Vocalists: Pete Mackie & Julie Keen.

Nov
10
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik @ Hootananny
Nov 10 @ 2:20 am – 4:50 am

Iain Macdonald 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!

Mystic Shoes Farewell Gig.
Nov 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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The best party band in the Highlands and Islands performing their last ever gig with us in Hootananny. Should be a special night.

Tunna @ Hootananny
Nov 10 @ 9:30 pm

“Karys Watt and David Macfarlane are a guitar and fiddle duo who live in Perthshire. They will be playing a set of acoustic pieces from their band Tunna as well as some lively traditional and contemporary Scottish tunes”

Nov
16
Fri
Full Tilt Ceilidh Band @ Hootananny
Nov 16 @ 9:30 pm

The Full Tilit Ceilidh Band is a lively, fun bunch. They consist of fiddles, box, keyboard and vocals. Don’t know the dances? They will call and demonstrate.

Nov
17
Sat
Caman
Nov 17 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 12:15 am

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Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
Jackal Trades
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 12:00 am

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@jackal_trades bringing you Hip Hop, Electronica, Acapella and interpretive dance. With Scottish subtitles.
The debut album ‘Need the Character (s)’ is out now over at:
http://jackaltrades.bandcamp.com
Nov
23
Fri
Skidaddle
Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm

Skidaddle

Skidaddle are a Scottish two-piece consisting of a highly experienced and reliable guitarist and fiddler – modern and traditional songs and ceilidh dances. This energetic duo will preform all the ceilidh songs you know and love, to keep you dancing in the heart of our Scottish bar.

The Po’ Boys
Nov 23 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:00 am

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The Po’Boys are an acoustic based duo from West Memphis, Arkansas. They perform rock, blues, country, R&B and more.

Nov
29
Thu
Boogie Thursdays at Mad Hatters
Nov 29 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 am

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We’re pleased to announce that Boogie will return to @madhatters Inverness on November the 29th and also on December the 27th!

So if you happen to have no plans on those dates or simply can’t wait until the weekend for a boogie, come join us 🕺💃

Dec
4
Tue
Table for Four, Joseph’s Cramp and Stephen MacKintosh
Dec 4 @ 1:07 pm – 2:07 pm

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Table For Four are a band hailing from the Highlands of Scotland offering high energy pop punk/metal music, catering to the inner rockstar of us all!

Joseph's Cramp

Joseph’s Cramp was born from the ashes of Sasquatch, an on-and-off project consisting of Kev and Euan. In 2017 we started to get gigs around Inverness, culminating in an appearance at Jocktoberfest. Late that year the band grew. Ewan and Conner joined and we gigged together for the first time on New Year’s Eve…
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Support from Aberdeen based Stephen MacKintosh.
Dec
7
Fri
The Comedy Bothy featuring Nik Coppin
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

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Based in London and a stand-up comic for more than 12 years, Nik Coppin has performed all over the world and developed an international cult following, having performed many solo shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, all over Australia and the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles. His confident, affable and energetic style of comedy is quick to build audience rapport, as he talks about subjects as wide-ranging as observations on human nature, his experiences in The Antipodes, Europe and Asia, his extensive knowledge of wildlife, superheroes, current affairs and his mixed race up-bringing in London. His mother is English and his father is from Barbados.Aswell as becoming one of the most consistent acts on the comedy circuit, his versatility has also made him a much sought after compere. He has the ability to adapt and play to a multitude of audiences and is skillful, observant and affable enough put them immediately at ease.

In additon to this, Nik Coppin is also the creator, producer and MC of the international and hugely popular hit show ‘Shaggers’, which has experienced sell-out shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin and a number of UK cities.A spin-off from this is the ‘Huggers’ show which is also growing in popularity after it’s first seasons at the international comedy festivals.

“Could Nik Coppin be any more spectacular?” Melbourne International Comedy Festival

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 7 @ 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.

JAMM Night
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 3:00 am

JAMM

Come for a JAM or to WATCH! 10 pm till 12 am!

Stick about for our resident DJ from 12 am till 3 am!

Dec
8
Sat
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 8 @ 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.