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.

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

Tartan Paint

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!

Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Oct 9 @ 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!

Tiderays plus Black Star Jackals
Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm

Tiderays

Tiderays are a Dumfries Indie/Alternative act as heard on BBC Introducing, the band make their Inverness debut at Mad Hatters on Saturday October 9th.

Black Star Jackals

Glasgow based Black Star Jackals burst onto the scene at the start of 2019. The alt-rock/pop 4 piece have quickly garnered new fans, radio airplay and positive reviews.

Schiehallion
Oct 9 @ 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. 

Oct
10
Sun
DWR – Late night at Hoots
Oct 10 @ 12:30 am

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Local singer and guitarist DWR returns to Late Night at Hoots with a set of lively acoustic guitar songs to keep you dancing and singing into the wee hours of the night!

Oct
11
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 11 @ 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
12
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 12 @ 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
13
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 13 @ 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
14
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 14 @ 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
15
Fri
The Cast Ewe Ceilidh Band
Oct 15 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 16 @ 12:00 am

Cast Ewe Ceilidh Band

The Cast Ewe Ceilidh Band is a traditional band based on the West Coast of Scotland specialising in parties, ceilidhs, dances and just about anything else you can think of!

Oct
16
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Oct 16 @ 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!