What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

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.

Dec
8
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 8 @ 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
9
Thu
Schiehallion
Dec 9 @ 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
10
Fri
FRIDUB
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm

FRIDUB

Fridub DJs bring their sessions to Mad Hatters! expect Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Party Riddims!

Shaydes
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm

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Combining fiddle, guitar, vocals & percussions, Shaydes are a high octane duo based in Inverness. Their unique mix of Quebecois fiddle tunes and rock & roll influenced Irish/Scottish folk songs is known for captivating audiences across the Highlands.

Dec
11
Sat
Max McPherson – Late Night at Hoots
Dec 11 @ 12:30 am

Max

Max Mcpherson regularly plays acoustic gigs where he covers all kinds of music across many genres, albeit with a bluesy rock twist artistes such as ZZ Tops, Thin Lizzy, Paolo Nutini, Steve Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, Funk Jamie, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon and many many more, Max delivers time after time gig after gig, the venues & their punters love him!

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Dec 11 @ 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!

Outsider Art Fest Presents Alkanes plus support
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

alkanes

Promoters note: We had such a great time in Glasgow at the 13th Note on the 12th with Alkanes we thought hey let’s do it again but this time with a big end of year show at Mad Hatters. Support comes from Crashes who we last had up for the first Outsider Art Fest (well the one that happened at least) and who we have wanted back up since then and back on the very stage they last graced up this way. Then we thought Triptych played a blinder so let’s take them up for Mad Hatters to witness they’re brilliance.

Shaydes
Dec 11 @ 9:30 pm

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Combining fiddle, guitar, vocals & percussions, Shaydes are a high octane duo based in Inverness. Their unique mix of Quebecois fiddle tunes and rock & roll influenced Irish/Scottish folk songs is known for captivating audiences across the Highlands.

Dec
12
Sun
Craig Robertson – Late Night at Hoots
Dec 12 @ 12:30 am

Craig Robertson

A singer songwriter from the highlands of Scotland.
Focusing on his performance over the years he really has a unique and professional performance.
Craig has created a set list of well known songs to suit all tastes!
Dec
13
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 13 @ 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
14
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 14 @ 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
15
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 15 @ 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
16
Thu
Schiehallion
Dec 16 @ 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
18
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Dec 18 @ 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
19
Sun
Craig Robertson – Late Night at Hoots
Dec 19 @ 12:30 am

Craig Robertson

A singer songwriter from the highlands of Scotland.
Focusing on his performance over the years he really has a unique and professional performance.
Craig has created a set list of well known songs to suit all tastes!
Dec
20
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 20 @ 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.