What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Nov
30
Sat
Blue Ridge
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm

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Durness favourites Blue Ridge come to Hootananny!

Dec
6
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 6 @ 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.

Dec
7
Sat
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
13
Fri
The Mad Ferret Band
Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

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Mad-Ferret 2

 

The Mad Ferret Band are a Scottish duo, known on the folk scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary Folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast Mandolin solos”, tight harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving Guitar sounds. The influence from both Scottish and Irish folk music has helped shape their unique sound.

The Duo features Chris Woods on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals and Sandy Stirton on Guitar, Cajon and Vocals.

Based in Perth, Scotland they are an extremely hard working band having played an average of 180 gigs a year across the U.K. and Europe. Since forming in 2012 they have been honing their music by playing the pub and small venue scene. They look to be even busier in 2015, with more festival performances and European tours on the way.

Notable gigs include; Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2014, Northern Roots Festival 2014 & 2015, Montrose Music Festival, Mull Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perth Concert Hall 2014, multiple European tours in Switzerland.

Dec
14
Sat
Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 12:15 am

 

Traditional songs with some tips on how to do highland dancing correctly for beginners.

Dec
20
Fri
Calum MacPhail Trio
Dec 20 @ 9:30 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!

Free entry.

Dec
21
Sat
Schiehallion
Dec 21 @ 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.    

Dec
26
Thu
Hò-rò
Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 27 @ 12:15 am

horo

 

A special treat for boxing day.
Hò-rò: A young and energetic Trad/Folk group. Bringing traditional Scottish music and Gaelic/Folk songs together and putting their modern stamp on it.
Dec
27
Fri
Tartan Paint
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 28 @ 12:15 am

Tartan Paint

West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!

Dec
28
Sat
Mystic Shoes Farewell Gig.
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

THE MYSTIC SHOES 2

 

The best party band in the Highlands and Islands performing their last ever gig with us in Hootananny. Should be a special night.

Dec
29
Sun
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm

Internationally known gigging and recording Scottish singer/songwriter who has a massive repertoire of covers as well as his own original material.

Dec
31
Tue
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 2:00 am

Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 3 floors of entertainment to bring in 2020! Tickets on sale now!<P>

Come join us at Hootananny for our annual Hogmanay Extravaganza on December 31st!<P>

Featuring 3 floors of entertainment:<P>

Hoots (Ground Floor) – Stompin’ Ceilidh Tunes from Hoodja as seen at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest and an on BBC Alba!<P>

Hatters (First floor) – The Guilty Pleasures are the north of Scotland’s most fun party band. From Madonna to Chic, Queen to Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson to Prince, a set of non stop floor fillers!<P>

Glow Bar (Top Floor) – Resident DJ plus a wide selection of cocktails available for purchase.

Jan
10
Fri
Arthur Coates and friends
Jan 10 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 11 @ 12:15 am

arthur coates

Arthur has been playing Fiddle since the age of 7, growing up in rural Aberdeenshire, north east of Scotland. His first teacher Sharon Hassan was a very big influence in his musical development. Upon attending his second annual ‘Gaitherin’ He was inspired to take up the Guitar by John Coletta (The Humpff Family). At the age of 12 Arthur was awarded a scholarship to attend the ‘Aberdeen City Music School’ to study Fiddle and Guitar. Here He was taught by Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs), who is still a huge influence on his music. Around this time Arthur was at the Sidmouth Folk Week, he saw ‘Le Vent Du Nord’ who would become his favorite band. They continue a big influence on his music.

In July 2016 Arthur was invited to join ‘Aff Oor Hieds’ as the group’s guitarist, alongside Andrew Legge (Fiddle), Noah Jack (Bass) and Stuart Jack (Percussion). They continued to play in this format until January 2017.

While playing with ‘Aff Oor Hieds’, in September 2016, Andrew, Stuart and Arthur founded a new band ‘The Rowies’ with vocalist Ellie Beaton. This musical format seemed to be quite successful and the band made a name for themselves. They supported bands such as ‘Rant’, ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’, ‘Session A9’, ‘The Crooked Brothers’ and ‘The Old Blind Dogs’.

In September 2017 Citing the need to play the fiddle more, Arthur formed a new band ‘Tolquhon’ with Duncan Ritchie (Accordion), Douglas Barber (Percussion, Jaw Harp) and Patrick Gray (Piano). Again the format proved successful and in 2018 the group did over 35 shows, including an extensive tour of England. They released their debut album in October 2018.

2019 marks the start of a new project for Arthur, as he will release and tour a brand new album/show. This album will be recorded in January and released in May. It features just Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals and Podorythmie (Foot Percussion).

Jan
11
Sat
Caman
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 12:15 am

caman

Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
Jan
17
Fri
ALAN KELLS & FRIENDS
Jan 17 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

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

Jan
24
Fri
Nick Firth and Friends
Jan 24 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

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