What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.

We are open 6 pm till midnight with traditional music Monday to Friday and from 2 pm Saturday with our famous Super Ceilidh at 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Music starts from 9pm Monday – Saturday, please note we are closed Sundays.
Reservations for dinner can be made using OpenTable

For 19 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Jake Bugg, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue.

The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional Scottish music on our ground floor and indie, hiphop,ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage.

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 6 pm.

Nov
25
Thu
Schiehallion
Nov 25 @ 9:30 pm

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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. 

Nov
26
Fri
Beach Riot
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm

Beach Riot

“Really excellent sound and melodies.” – Kerrang!
“Great dynamics, tension and killer choruses.” – Mojo
“Their incessantly melodic songwriting burns a hole in your subconscious, a furiously infectious return.” – Clash
“Gritty indie-pop brilliance” – The Independent

Beach Riot were born when guitarist/vocalist Cami Menditeguy made the decision to up-sticks and move halfway across the world to East London from her home country of Argentina at just 18. Desperate to front her own band, living on a remote horse farm alone was no longer an option; so, to raise funds for the move, Cami made her flight money by gambling on horse races. Meeting fellow guitarist/vocalist Rory O’Connor at a show in East London—and finding a shared love for ice-cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey, Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons, and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups—at last Beach Riot were born, and the gamble had paid off.

Calum MacPhail Trio
Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm

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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!

Nov
27
Sat
Dylan Tierney – Late Night at Hoots
Nov 27 @ 12:30 am

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Dylan Tierney from Inverness has been gigging from a young age, join him Late Night at Hoots for a collection of Dylan’s favourite songs performed live!

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Nov 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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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!

Jack J Hutchison / The Swamp Born Assassins
Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm

Jack J Hutchison

Jack J Hutchinson is a London based guitarist and singer songwriter. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as “Southern-smoked blues-rock with hooks, choruses, the lot”, his most recent album ‘Who Feeds The Wolf?‘ reached #1 in the Amazon Blues Chart and the iTunes Blues Chart Top 5. To date, he has released two solo albums, including the critically acclaimed ‘Paint No Fiction‘.

Hutchinson has toured internationally, including headlining tours of Brazil, Spain, Russia, France and Germany. He has also played various high profile festivals across the world, sharing stages with acts such as ZZ Top, Bad Company, Rival Sons and Blackberry Smoke.

In 2020 he featured on the Earache Records album ‘New Wave Of Rock N Roll’, which hit the Official UK Vinyl Chart Top 10. In 2022 he returns with a hard hitting, guitar driven new album, ‘The Hammer Falls’.

Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Nov 27 @ 9:30 pm

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The Full Tilt Ceilidh Band play Traditional tunes and songs along with some helpful tips on how to do highland dancing correctly for beginners.

A great night of Scottish music and craic!

 

Nov
28
Sun
Willie Campbell – Late Night at Hoots @ Hootananny
Nov 28 @ 12:30 am

Willie Campbell was the frontman of Glasgow indie rockers Astrid, foot soldier with The Reindeer Section and a man around the bars of the city in the late 1990’s. When the lifestyle and business of music got too much Willie retreated to the place he had once been glad to escape and sought refuge and solace on his native Lewis.

Willie Campbell will perform a selection of popular covers!

Nov
29
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm

hootananny-musicJoin us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 9 pm 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.

Nov
30
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 30 @ 9:00 pm

hootananny-musicJoin us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 9 pm 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.

Dec
1
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm

hootananny-musicJoin us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 9 pm 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.

Dec
2
Thu
Schiehallion
Dec 2 @ 9:30 pm

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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. 

Dec
3
Fri
The Scone Fairies
Dec 3 @ 9:30 pm

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

Dec
4
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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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!

Dec
6
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm

hootananny-musicJoin us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 9 pm 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.

Dec
7
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm

hootananny-musicJoin us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 9 pm 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.