What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
For 17 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Little Boots, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue. The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional and fusion Scottish ceilidh and celtic rock downstairs. Emerging original artists, indy, hiphop, heavy metal, ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage. Djs in the Glow bar on the top floor. 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 5-10pm daily
Since March 2020 Hootananny has been unable to promote live music or background music. We hope to bring back the best live music soon! Click on the Keeping Safe tab for details about safety.
Ross and Nicky began playing tunes together whilst living on the Isle of South Uist and share a passionate interest in Scottish and Irish music.
Ross hails from North-East Scotland and takes his influence from a wide range of musicians which has left him with a nuanced yet powerful fiddle style, equally comfortable playing a 2/4 March or a fast pipe reel.
Nicky is a founding member of Scottish Folk band Eabhal and grew up playing Irish and Northumbrian music. Now a convert to Gaelic music he has spent the past few years touring with Eabhal, performing his driving guitar style to audiences throughout Europe and beyond.
The Teuchtereers are a busking and pub folk group based in the East of Glasgow, Scotland, playing folk tunes from all over these dreich and dreary islands.