What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.

We are open 5pm till midnight with traditional music 7 nights a week.

Music starts from 9pm.
Reservations for dinner can be taken by telephone only.
Please phone the bar after 3pm on 01463 233651 to make your reservation.

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.

Aug
13
Fri
-dashh- plus support
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm

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Live music returns to Hatters with -dashh arguably  the buzz band in the Highland’s right now.

As seen featured on STV News.

Aug
14
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Aug 14 @ 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!

Ruaridh Maclean
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm

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Don’t miss the manic energy of one of the best accordion players in the Highlands!

Playing Scottish ceilidh music, as well as a wide range of covers. Including ACDC, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Fratellis and Dr Hook.

Ska Saturday with The Skababs
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm

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The Skababs are a Ska band from Midlothian. Sounds influenced by Madness, The Specials, The Beat, Bad Manners, Toots and the Maytals and many more ska greats.

 

Aug
15
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
16
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
17
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
18
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 18 @ 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.

Aug
19
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
20
Fri
Lucid Liars support from Lucille & Square Space
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm

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Inverness alternative electro pop act Lucid Liars launch their new single “Better Days” with support from fellow local acts alt rockers Square Eyes and Indie rock outfit Lucille.

Don’t miss this night of new music.

Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm

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Ted Christopher is one of Scotland’s finest performers. He is a well-travelled and extremely versatile singer songwriter. He is equally at home whether singing heart-felt originals to a concert audience, belting out Scottish favourites to the Tartan Army or playing some of his huge pop/rock repertoire to a packed dance floor.

Aug
21
Sat
Schiehallion
Aug 21 @ 9:00 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. 

Aug
22
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 22 @ 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.

Aug
23
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
24
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
25
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 25 @ 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.