What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.

We are open 6 pm till midnight with traditional music Monday to Friday and from 2 pm Saturday with our famous Super Ceilidh at 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Music starts from 9pm Monday – Saturday, please note we are closed Sundays.
Reservations for dinner can be made using OpenTable

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.

Sep
24
Fri
Mad Ferret
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm

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Mad Ferret 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.

 

Swiss Portrait support from I Will Take You Hunting
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm

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Swiss Portrait is the creation of Inverness born Artist Michael Kay Terence, now joined live by (Guitarist) Brett McCann, (Bassist) Sam Wood and (Drummer) Andy Turnbull they aim to take their online momentum to live shows. 2021 promises big things for the Dream Pop band from Scotland.

Support comes from Moray duo I Will Take You Hunting with their neo punk stylings.

Sep
25
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Sep 25 @ 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!

Cala
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm

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Cala are an emerging young Highland 7 piece Ceilidh band featuring whistle, guitar, keys, box, fiddle, bass and guitar.

Dougie Burns and the Cadilacs
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm

 

C5852047-9945-4AC0-9A89-834EA83BCDEAOriginal Bluesy Rock n Roll from a fantastic seven piece band including Sax and Harmonica. Infectious dance along music to make you kick off your shoes.

Sep
26
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
27
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 27 @ 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.

Sep
28
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
29
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 29 @ 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.

Sep
30
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 30 @ 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.

Oct
1
Fri
Tartan Paint
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

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West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!

Oct
2
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Oct 2 @ 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!

Oct
6
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
7
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
8
Fri
Amy Henderson & friends @ Hootananny
Oct 8 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 12:00 am

Amy Henderson is from the outskirts of Inverness, and plays the Accordion, whistle, step dancing, and she can also turn her hand to singing here and there!

Her playing is a blend of many different styles influenced by musicians she has met along her musical path in various genres including Cajun, Scottish and blues.

 

Oct
9
Sat
Ruairidh Maclean – Late night at Hoots
Oct 9 @ 12:30 am

Top Scottish Box player Ruairidh Maclean comes to Hoots!
Check out this amazing player on YouTube!