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.

Nov
12
Fri
Katie Gregson-Macleod
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm

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Katie Gregson-MacLeod is a 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

In 2020, the artist sold out her first headline show and released her debut single ‘Still a Sad Song’, to acclaim from the likes of Vic Galloway, Roddy Hart and Jim Gellatly.

Her follow-up, ‘Games I Play’, featured as ‘Track of the Week’ on Janice Forsyth’s Afternoon Show, BBC Introducing Scotland and BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal’s Rapal. The artist released her debut EP of the same name in June 2021.

GLIN
Nov 12 @ 9:30 pm

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Don’t miss the Hoots debut of Scottish duo G L I N! Pushing boundaries with a set of fantastic Scottish Trad influenced tunes they are an act not to be missed!

Nov
13
Sat
Craig Robertson – Late Night at Hoots
Nov 13 @ 12:30 am

Craig Robertson

A singer songwriter from the highlands of Scotland.
Focusing on his performance over the years he really has a unique and professional performance.
Craig has created a set list of well known songs to suit all tastes!
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Nov 13 @ 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!

Dylan Tierney / LONE WOLF
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm

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Dylan Tierney is a young singer/songwriter from the Highlands of Scotland who recently supported Callum Beattie at a sold out show at Strathpeffer Pavilion.

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Don’t miss the live debut of LONE WOLF an independent singer, songwriter and producer from the Highlands of Scotland!

Shaydes
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm

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Combining fiddle, guitar, vocals & percussions, Shaydes are a high octane duo based in Inverness. Their unique mix of Quebecois fiddle tunes and rock & roll influenced Irish/Scottish folk songs is known for captivating audiences across the Highlands.

Nov
14
Sun
DWR – Late night at Hoots
Nov 14 @ 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!

Nov
15
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
16
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 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.

Nov
17
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 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.

Nov
18
Thu
Schiehallion
Nov 18 @ 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. 

Nov
19
Fri
Mad Ferret
Nov 19 @ 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.

 

Single By Sunday support from Square Eyes
Nov 19 @ 9:00 pm

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Single By Sunday are a Glasgow based band who formed due to sharing a similar sense of humour and playing instruments. They love to put on a good show!

Support comes from Highlands trio Square Eyes.

Nov
20
Sat
Dave Levon – Late Night at Hoots
Nov 20 @ 12:30 am

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Dave Levon plays a wide range of music to suit young and mature, from old-time pub classics to recent chart material, singing jazz standards from ‘My Way’ to ‘Mac the Knife’.

A full-time professional providing entertainment for pubs, parties, weddings and events either solo or with his band, from Aberdeen to Portree in Skye.

His audiences have included Tony Robinson and the Time Team, Gordon Ramsay, Brendan Cole and his dancers and Eric Pollard (Emerdale).

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Nov 20 @ 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!

Lucille / Lucid Liars
Nov 20 @ 9:00 pm

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Lucille are an indie rock band from Inverness taking influence from the likes of Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro.

Lucid Liars

Lucid Liars play noise driven rock with a solid rhythmic groove inspired by the likes of Frightened Rabbit and Joy Division.