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.

Apr
13
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Apr 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.

Apr
14
Thu
Schiehallion
Apr 14 @ 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. 

Apr
15
Fri
The Man From Delmonte
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm

The man from Delmonte

Rock gods The Man from Delmonte are the most exciting band to launch onto the UK wedding and events scene for a generation. Their set list is a great mash of the best rock / pop covers from the last 50 years, all delivered with energy and style.

Onstage 9 pm at Mad Hatters!

Apr
16
Sat
In Cahoots – Late Night at Hoots
Apr 16 @ 12:30 am

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Legendary local cover duo In Cahoots make their long awaited Hootananny debut!

Sure to have you dancing the night away like a wagon wheel before you head to the country roads!

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Apr 16 @ 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!

The Man From Delmonte
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm

The man from Delmonte

Rock gods The Man from Delmonte are the most exciting band to launch onto the UK wedding and events scene for a generation. Their set list is a great mash of the best rock / pop covers from the last 50 years, all delivered with energy and style.

Onstage 9 pm at Mad Hatters!

Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Apr 16 @ 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”

Apr
17
Sun
In Cahoots – Late Night at Hoots
Apr 17 @ 12:30 am

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Legendary local cover duo In Cahoots make their long awaited Hootananny debut!

Sure to have you dancing the night away like a wagon wheel before you head to the country roads!

Ruaridh Maclean
Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm

RUARIDIH MAC

Don’t miss the manic energy of one of the best accordion players in the Highlands! Fresh from supporting Peat & Diesel on their UK tour!

Playing Scottish ceilidh music, as well as a wide range of covers. Including ACDC, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Fratellis and Dr Hook.

Apr
18
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Apr 18 @ 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.

Apr
19
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Apr 19 @ 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.

Apr
20
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Apr 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.

Apr
21
Thu
Schiehallion
Apr 21 @ 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. 

Apr
22
Fri
Aidan Ryles + Trading Places support from K.I.A.N & DMAC
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

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A night of emerging talent with a headline performance from local perfomer Aidan Ryles + Trading Places support from K.I.A.N & DMAC!

Limited tickets available!

Apr
23
Sat
Calum Jones – Late Night at Hoots
Apr 23 @ 12:30 am

 

Calum Jones

Inspired by blues, rock, folk and his Celtic heritage, Calum is adept with big riffs and bold melodies that back his thought-provoking lyrics. The sheer power in Jones’ voice demands your attention & refuses to be anything but centre stage!

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Apr 23 @ 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!