What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.
Due to new restrictions coming into to place on Monday Dec 27th Hootananny will be operating a table service system. Table bookings for food, drinks and attending live music are recommended in advance and can be done via Open Table. We will be open from 6pm daily and 2pm Saturday and closed Sunday. .

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.

Jan
29
Sat
Highland Fire Ceilidh
Jan 29 @ 9:30 pm

Highland Fire Ceilidh was founded by the members of the popular Scottish Folk Band ‘Hò-rò’ after a demand for weddings, birthdays and corporate events.

Expect a night of the best Scottish Traditional music with some added popular songs given a celtic twist!

Feb
2
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 2 @ 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.

Feb
3
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 3 @ 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.

Feb
4
Fri
Ross Miller Trio
Feb 4 @ 9:30 pm

Ross Miller

Ross Miller hails from Linlithgow, West Lothian where he is the official Town Piper. He studied Bagpipes, Scots Song and Whistles at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In July 2017 he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Traditional Music – Piping. Ross was a finalist in the 2019 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition.

A World Champion piper, Ross began piping aged 7 and was the Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. He competed with the world famous Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band for many years. He is now a member the Grade 1 Inveraray and District Pipe Band. Also a successful solo piper, he competes regularly around the Highland Games in Scotland and further afield.

See Ross Miller play Hootananny accompanied by two fantastic traditional musicians!

Feb
5
Sat
Black Rock Ceilidh @ Hootananny
Feb 5 @ 9:30 pm

Black Rock

From acoustic intimacy to full on electric ceilidh, original material and choice covers BlackRock Ceilidh are bringing their brand of Ceilidh to the Highlands, Islands & beyond. From small acoustic gigs to ceilidh’s, parties, weddings, galas, games & festivals.

Blackrock Ceilidh have been lucky enough to play all over the UK and feature in The Islay festival of music and malts, Barrafest, The Hebcelt fringe and Belladrum Festival.

 

Feb
9
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 9 @ 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.

Feb
10
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 10 @ 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.

Feb
11
Fri
AC & Friends
Feb 11 @ 9:30 pm

AC

Steeped in the folk music of the Shetland Islands from a young age, Arthur was brought up in a house where traditional music was on the menu everyday!
He showed interest from an early age and at 7 took his first fiddle lesson. Upon starting secondary school Arthur was offered a place at the prestigious ‘Aberdeen City Music School’ where he studied fiddle and piano. It was during his time at ‘ACMS’, through bands like ‘La Bottine Souriante’, ‘Le Vent du Nord’, ‘De Temps Antan’ that he would realise his calling for Quebecois traditional music.

Arthur has made big inroads in his first two years. An in demand session musician both for his skills as an accompanist and as a fiddler,

Feb
16
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 16 @ 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.

Feb
17
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 17 @ 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.

Feb
23
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 24 @ 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.

Feb
27
Sun
Callum Beattie SOLD OUT
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

callum beattie

Hootananny is delighted to announce it will be a part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour setup by Music Venue Trust (MVT) which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues.

Breakout Scottish singer/songwriter Callum Beattie will perform a very rare SOLD OUT show at the Highland venue for 150 fans only on Sunday February 27th on the ground floor venue.

Callum Beattie has agreed to play in support of the recovery of Hootananny due to the venue’s legacy as a key grassroots Highland venue.

The show is part of a series of concerts taking place across the country, with music fans having a chance to bring a ‘plus one’ for free. This extension of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour follows the overwhelming success of the inaugural tour during the summer which saw The National Lottery contribute £1M to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of hundreds of live performances, enabling the Grassroots Live Music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring were fully covered.

Support comes from local singer/songwriter Dylan James Tierney.

Mar
18
Fri
Ross Miller Trio
Mar 18 @ 9:30 pm

Ross Miller

Ross Miller hails from Linlithgow, West Lothian where he is the official Town Piper. He studied Bagpipes, Scots Song and Whistles at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In July 2017 he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Traditional Music – Piping. Ross was a finalist in the 2019 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition.

A World Champion piper, Ross began piping aged 7 and was the Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. He competed with the world famous Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band for many years. He is now a member the Grade 1 Inveraray and District Pipe Band. Also a successful solo piper, he competes regularly around the Highland Games in Scotland and further afield.

See Ross Miller play Hootananny accompanied by two fantastic traditional musicians!