What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Jul
3
Wed
XPO NORTH
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 4 @ 1:00 am
Jul
4
Thu
XPO NORTH
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 5 @ 1:00 am
Jul
5
Fri
Nick Firth and Friends
Jul 5 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 6 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Traditional songs of all types of tempos. A great night of music.

Jul
6
Sat
THE TRAD BAND
Jul 6 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Jul
13
Sat
Caman
Jul 13 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 14 @ 12:15 am

caman

Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
Jul
19
Fri
Amy Henderson & friends @ Hootananny
Jul 19 @ 9:30 pm

 

Amy Henderson is from the outskirts of Inverness, and plays the Accordion, whistle, step dancing, and she can also turn her hand to singing here and there! Her playing is a blend of many different styles influenced by musicians she has met along her musical path in various genres including Cajun,Scottish and blues.

 

Jul
20
Sat
MONSTER TRAD MUSIC TRAIL
Jul 20 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 21 @ 12:15 am

Monster Trad music

 

They’ll be taking their foot-stompin’ music to venues between 15th and 27th July. Keep an eye out around the mysterious Loch and you might catch a glimpse of these #tradMonster ‘s! With inspiring local tunes and ancient songs, stories, history and high energy ceilidh dance tunes, be sure to save a date and come see them at venue’s around Inverness and Loch Ness.

Jul
26
Fri
Skidaddle
Jul 26 @ 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.

Aug
2
Fri
Tennshann Invasion Band
Aug 2 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 3 @ 12:00 am

Tennshann

The Tennshann Invasion Band is known for the sound of ska or roots rock reggae foundation music Tennshann Invasion band was formed in 2007 at the Montego Bay boys and girls club where all present members was a part of the youth organization. The band was created by Mark Gooden otherwise called Ferly and the late great David Cunningham aka sleepy both saxophonist and professional musicians who saw great potential in the band members which started off as a ska music band and later added the genre roots reggae and studied a wide variety of music, after a few years they dominated the JCDC all island concert band competition where they won best community band, best sounding band, best junior band and also the number one band from the competition, As they grow the chemistry flow they started making their own music which didn’t linger too far from their foundation music ska and roots reggae, they have a new single out right now titled Tennshann Invasion – good morning Jamaica, and a few more recordings in the pipe line, the members of the band are hashley Patterson guitarist, Brandon Daley drummer , Norman Boswell trumpeter, Yhendi Lewis saxophonist, Aljarome green keyboardist , Collin farquharson keyboardist, Omeesh James bass guitarist, Kemal Amersingh otherwise known as ShawtCut the lead vocalist and Mark Gooden the manager, they made their appearance on stages such as Reggae sumfest, jazz and blues fest, Jamaica independence show, stepping high annual weed fest just to name a few, their mission is to spread the positive message and offer the live sounds of good music to the ears of people who appreciate good music as well as to stair roots reggae music and ska to the ears of the youths and make a difference
Aug
3
Sat
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Aug 3 @ 9:30 pm

Ted Christopher

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”

Aug
9
Fri
Calum MacPhail Trio
Aug 9 @ 9:30 pm

 

 

calum macphail

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.

Aug
10
Sat
Schiehallion
Aug 10 @ 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.    

Aug
16
Fri
CAMERON & SONS
Aug 16 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Aug
17
Sat
Tartan Paint
Aug 17 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 12:15 am

Tartan Paint

West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!

Aug
23
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
24
Sat
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Aug 24 @ 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.