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.

Jun
1
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jun
3
Fri
wrest plus Support SOLD OUT
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

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wrest is a Scottish indie band, making music from Edinburgh’s Old Town. The sound combines soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies.

Seoras Chlad & Orin Simpson
Jun 3 @ 9:30 pm

IMG_7624Two of the Highland’s top emerging players come together for a night of high energy Scottish Trad on guitar and accordion.

 

Jun
4
Sat
Dylan Tierney – Late Night at Hoots
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 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!

All Star Saturday Session @ Hootananny
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm

hootananny-musicJoin us at Hootananny for the Saturday All Star Scottish traditional music session from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm!

the best local musicians from the Highlands come together for 3 hours of fantastic Scottish Traditional music!

Schiehallion
Jun 4 @ 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. 

Jun
5
Sun
Robin Abbott – Late Night at Hoots
Jun 5 @ 12:30 am

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Robin Abbot has been a mainstay of the Inverness music scene for over 20 years.

From his time in The Lush Rollers, his role in one of Inverness’ most defining bands Stetsonhead to his performances as part of the Highland’s favourite party band The Mystic Shoes, he is undoubtedly recognised as an inspiration to young artists and an anchor of the music scene in the Highland Capital.

Robin will perform an acoustic set of his favourite songs.

David Rudge
Jun 5 @ 9:00 pm

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Local performer David Rudge joins us for a Sunday evening of all your favourite songs sung and performed on acoustic guitar with exceptional skill and not to be missed.

Jun
6
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jun
7
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jun
8
Wed
Inverness Piping Society
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

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The Piping Society meet Wednesday June 8th and will play usually play for about an hour to an hour and a half, everybody is welcome regardless of experience. Come and play or just come to listen!

Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jun
9
Thu
Ceilidh Dance Night with Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Jun 9 @ 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 evening of Scottish music and craic!

 

Jun
10
Fri
Spiders on Mars – David Bowie Tribute Night 1
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm

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Glasgow band Spiders on Mars The UKs premier tribute to David Bowie comes to Mad Hatters for 1 of 2 great nights!

Fronted by Inverness musician Andy Duncan with a set list of classic 70’s & 80’s material from the Bowie catalogue including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Absolute Beginners, Let’s Dance, Heroes and many more!

Ally Mackenzie and Friends
Jun 10 @ 9:30 pm

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Top Highland accordion player Ally Mackenzie makes a long overdue to Hoots accompanied by some of the best Scottish Trad performers in the area!