What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Feb
2
Sat
Gleadhraich @ Hootananny
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm

Gleadhraich

Gleadhraich have performed at a variety of events across the UK from headline shows to festival performances including at Scotland’s prestigious Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

This has led to the band sharing stages with acts such as Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, Twin Atlantic, AC/DC, The Fratellis and Peatbog Faeries. Gleadhraich made their German debut with a successful mini tour in September 2015 and featured in France in January 2016.

Gleadhraich will be made their US debut at New York Tartan Week in 2017 with further performances scheduled in Germany and Switzerland. The band has featured on many national media platforms such as BBC, STV, S4C, NME, Magic FM and many more.

“Gleadhraich are wicked. Their sound is very contemporary”, Amy MacDonald.

Feb
3
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 3 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 8 @ 12:00 am

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 til late.

Hosted by top local musicians from the Highlands in a cosy and casual environment, this is a fabulous introduction to the traditional music of Scotland.

Feb
8
Fri
Electro-SAK
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm

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Electro-SAK are Kris Taylor, Douglas Barber & Arthur Coates raising the roof with foot stomping tunes & songs.

Playing Guitar, Bouzouki, Fiddle, Triple Foot Percussion, Jaw Harp, Snare Drum, Bodhran & vocals, Its gonna be a night to remember!

Tweed Ceilidh Band
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm

Tweed

A lively ceilidh band from Inverness and Speyside. The trio have played throughout the UK and Europe, whilst retaining their weekly slot in Aviemore – which has allowed them to flourish and build a great repertoire of entertaining material. Weaving together traditional ceilidh music with funk, ska and toe-tapping beats and anything in between.

Band members Graeme Mackay, Duncan Farquhar, Sam Mcleod bring you a night pumped full with Ceilidh music to keeping you dancing in Inverness’ traditional Scottish bar. A night not to be missed!

Feb
10
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 10 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 15 @ 12:00 am

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 til late.

Hosted by top local musicians from the Highlands in a cosy and casual environment, this is a fabulous introduction to the traditional music of Scotland.

Feb
15
Fri
Cameron & Sons
Feb 15 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 16 @ 12:15 am

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Cameron & Sons are a stompin’ traditional Scottish trio based in the central belt of Scotland.

Led by guitarist Cameron Grant the trio are known for exhilarating performances all over the country.

Rock & Reel
Feb 15 @ 9:30 pm

Rock n reel

Upcoming young trad band from Oban, a small town on the West Coast of Scotland. Rock n Reel are 4 piece band delivering a powerful, energetic style of trad music. The band also can mix it up with a fresh take on classic songs and modern covers. Band members Liam Donn on Banjo/Guitar/Vocals, Graeme Cameron on Bass/Guitar, James “Hippy” Bastow on Guitar/Vocals and Ollie Sharp on Drums/Backing Vocals. They are coming to Hootananny for you – guaranteed to get your party stared!

Feb
16
Sat
Calum MacPhail Trio
Feb 16 @ 9:30 pm

calum

Calum is a warm, down-to-earth, young man from the West Coast of Scotland who fell in love with the accordion at a tender age of 7. As a young boy with the desire to learn more, he spent more years learning the rudiments from the best accordionists in the Highlands until he eventually created his unique style. Though he hailed from Fort William, Calum moved to Inverness in 2007 where he strived to focus on his technique.

Calum is an energetic musician who has performed in Italy, Belgium, France, and Germany. Now he is coming to Hootananny for a night that can not be missed!

Free entry.

Feb
17
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 17 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 12:00 am

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 til late.

Hosted by top local musicians from the Highlands in a cosy and casual environment, this is a fabulous introduction to the traditional music of Scotland.

Feb
24
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 1 @ 12:00 am

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 til late.

Hosted by top local musicians from the Highlands in a cosy and casual environment, this is a fabulous introduction to the traditional music of Scotland.

Mar
1
Fri
The Trad Band
Mar 1 @ 9:30 pm

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The Trad Band are an ever-changing collective of Scottish Traditional musicians based in the Highlands of Scotland.

Led by the established fiddle player Nick Firth and regulars at Hootananny, they bring you a night of traditional stompin’ ceilidh music to keep you dancing for a night you can’t forget. The band have also appeared at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest.

Mar
2
Sat
The Trad Band
Mar 2 @ 9:30 pm

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The Trad Band are an ever-changing collective of Scottish Traditional musicians based in the Highlands of Scotland.

Led by the established fiddle player Nick Firth and regulars at Hootananny, they bring you a night of traditional stompin’ ceilidh music to keep you dancing for a night you can’t forget. The band have also appeared at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest.

Mar
29
Fri
Ali Levack with Craig Irvin and Ewan Baird
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – Mar 30 @ 12:15 am

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To listeners, Ali Levack’s firebrand whistle playing sounds as though it owes as much to the influence of the great jazz wind players as it does to his roots in Scottish music. It’s a long way from the tradition in which he grew up, where learned his craft as a Highland bagpiper at the feet of masters. The mastery has translated; he pushes his instrument to new heights, with fiery improvisation and total virtuosity. Some bands/musicians who Ali plays and has played with include: Project Smok, Mischa Macpherson Band, Levack/Stewart/Irving, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar and many more. Joining Ali will be Charlie Stewart on bass and fiddle and Luc Macnally on guitar and vocals. Charlie is the winner of the 2017 BBC Young traditional Musician of the year award and is regarded as being one of the top jazz/traditional musicians in Scotland. He is in his final year of studying jazz at the Royal Conservertoire of Scotland and plays in several bands, including: Dosca, Snuffbox, Sketch, Ross Miller and Charlie Stewart and many more. Fellow band member of Charlie (‘Dosca’ and ’Snuffbox’) is guitarist and singer Luc Macnally. Luc’s versatile range and ability make him one of Scotland’s busiest and most sought after traditional accompanists. This is evident through some of the people and bands Luc performs with; Snuffbox, Dosca, Suas, Iona Grace Fyfe, Hannah Rarity and many more. Tonight the trio look to draw upon their eclectic mix and styles, to bring together a wide range of genres from strong Scottish traditional roots, to jazz influenced contemporary folk, whilst stopping off somewhere in between for a few songs and sing alongs!

Yung Fellas
Mar 29 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 12:15 am

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Yung Fellas revisit the illustrious Hootanannys!

Yung Fellas are a trio of avant-garde neo trad bards from the Highlands; dancing and drams are guaranteed 🎉

Apr
5
Fri
Calum MacPhail Trio
Apr 5 @ 9:30 pm

calum

Calum is a warm, down-to-earth, young man from the West Coast of Scotland who fell in love with the accordion at a tender age of 7. As a young boy with the desire to learn more, he spent more years learning the rudiments from the best accordionists in the Highlands until he eventually created his unique style. Though he hailed from Fort William, Calum moved to Inverness in 2007 where he strived to focus on his technique.

Calum is an energetic musician who has performed in Italy, Belgium, France, and Germany. Now he is coming to Hootananny for a night that can not be missed!

Free entry.

Apr
6
Sat
Schiehallion
Apr 6 @ 9:30 pm

Shiehallion

Hailing from Inverness the capital city of the Scottish Highlands Schiehallion are a Scottish Folk/Ceilidh band who have spent the last number of years both at home and further afield building an impressive ardent fan base, this has culminated in them being deserving of their widely held reputation as a fiery and passionate must see live music act. 

Consisting of founding member Kenny Jamieson Vocals – Guitar & Bodhran, Stuart Mackintosh Accordion, Cy Mutch Cajon & when required Calum MacGillivary on Bag Pipes, Schiehallion are ever present on the live music venue and festival scene.  

Immersed in Scotland’s culture and music traditions Schiehallion’s ability to engage and transfix their audience time after time has justifiably led to their richly deserved status as one of Scotland’s top bands in their musical category and genre.