What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
Co-vid 19 Update
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic unfortunately no live music is being played across the country as a whole. As soon as we have an update we will let you know when we will have it back.
When entering Hootanannys we will ask you to provide a name and phone number for your party as part of the “Track and Trace” initiative.
Some of Scotland’s best metal and punk acts will play Rock With Thee for MND in order to raise funds for MND Scotland.
The event is inspired by former local musician Sheree Gregg the Highland’s youngest person to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease in March this year.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles and may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
The acts performing are:
Seed of Sorrow
The Starry Wisdom Cult
Please come along, rock out and support this very worthy cause.
Following the bands we will have a DJ set from our resident Mad Hatters DJ.
Traditional songs with some tips on how to do highland dancing correctly for beginners.
Calum is a warm, down-to-earth, young man from the West Coast of Scotland who fell in love with the accordion at a tender age of 7. As a young boy with the desire to learn more, he spent more years learning the rudiments from the best accordionists in the Highlands until he eventually created his unique style. Though he hailed from Fort William, Calum moved to Inverness in 2007 where he strived to focus on his technique.
Calum is an energetic musician who has performed in Italy, Belgium, France, and Germany. Now he is coming to Hootananny for a night that can not be missed!
Bohemian Monk Machine are back in Inverness. Mad Hatters was a party and a half last time so the boys are coming back to the Highland Capital for a mad ain!
Bohemian Monk Machine are a 6 piece Funk band based in Perth, Scotland. The original founding members of the band have been long time collaborators since there school days before deciding to start a band based around there rhythmic based and improvised ethos. Since the band formed in November 2017 at a jam night, additional members have been added to the line up making the band a tighter and fuller sounding unit. After releasing there debut single the band have decided to showcase what they do around Scotland. Expect high energy funk mania and groove based original material.
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.
Consisting of founding member Kenny Jamieson Vocals – Guitar & Bodhran, Stuart Mackintosh Accordion, Cy Mutch Cajon & when required Calum MacGillivary on Bag Pipes, Schiehallion are ever present on the live music venue and festival scene.
Immersed in Scotland’s culture and music traditions Schiehallion’s ability to engage and transfix their audience time after time has justifiably led to their richly deserved status as one of Scotland’s top bands in their musical category and genre.
After a year which has seen Lional release 2 well received singles, tour up and down the country, support icons Noel Gallagher and Edwyn Collins as well as performing a triumphant set at Belladrum’s main stage, the band will top it off with an intimate hometown performance at Madhatters.
Support comes from promising young upstarts The Citrus Scene.
Over 18s only.
Moteh Parrott is a highland based artist with a distinctive modern folk-rock sound, complementing reflective, uplifting lyrics with raw electric guitar and cello. Moteh’s music has been described as having a sound comparable with”…a Highland wilderness with all the sweeping colour and spirit which that encompasses.” (leedsmusicscene.net)
Moteh’s shows over the last year include Xpo North, Belladrum, Northern Roots, North Hop, The Ironworks and Eden Court Theatre. He is currently working towards his first release as a solo artist.
West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!
Square Eyes are a three piece rock trio from Inverness.
The band describe themselves as “We all love going to gigs so we thought the best way of getting in for free was by being on stage and so far no-ones noticed!
Our music focuses on the real-life grind, it’s straight to the point”.
The best party band in the Highlands and Islands performing their last ever gig with us in Hootananny. Should be a special night.
The Dazed Digital Age
Saturday December 28th
FOR FANS OF: Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, LCD Soundsystem.
JIM GELLATLY SAYS: The Dazed Digital Age are the latest in a long line of acts that blur the boundaries between rock and electronic music.
The Dihydro are changing things up for this 1 and ditching the grunge to create a dirty dance set! expect something different from the norm!
Paul Maciver will be opening the evening with an acoustic arrangement of original material!
Internationally known gigging and recording Scottish singer/songwriter who has a massive repertoire of covers as well as his own original material.
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 3 floors of entertainment to bring in 2020! Tickets on sale now!<P>
Come join us at Hootananny for our annual Hogmanay Extravaganza on December 31st!<P>
Featuring 3 floors of entertainment:<P>
Hoots (Ground Floor) – Stompin’ Ceilidh Tunes from Hoodja as seen at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest and an on BBC Alba!<P>
Hatters (First floor) – The Guilty Pleasures are the north of Scotland’s most fun party band. From Madonna to Chic, Queen to Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson to Prince, a set of non stop floor fillers!<P>
Glow Bar (Top Floor) – Resident DJ plus a wide selection of cocktails available for purchase.
Arthur has been playing Fiddle since the age of 7, growing up in rural Aberdeenshire, north east of Scotland. His first teacher Sharon Hassan was a very big influence in his musical development. Upon attending his second annual ‘Gaitherin’ He was inspired to take up the Guitar by John Coletta (The Humpff Family). At the age of 12 Arthur was awarded a scholarship to attend the ‘Aberdeen City Music School’ to study Fiddle and Guitar. Here He was taught by Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs), who is still a huge influence on his music. Around this time Arthur was at the Sidmouth Folk Week, he saw ‘Le Vent Du Nord’ who would become his favorite band. They continue a big influence on his music.
In July 2016 Arthur was invited to join ‘Aff Oor Hieds’ as the group’s guitarist, alongside Andrew Legge (Fiddle), Noah Jack (Bass) and Stuart Jack (Percussion). They continued to play in this format until January 2017.
While playing with ‘Aff Oor Hieds’, in September 2016, Andrew, Stuart and Arthur founded a new band ‘The Rowies’ with vocalist Ellie Beaton. This musical format seemed to be quite successful and the band made a name for themselves. They supported bands such as ‘Rant’, ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’, ‘Session A9’, ‘The Crooked Brothers’ and ‘The Old Blind Dogs’.
In September 2017 Citing the need to play the fiddle more, Arthur formed a new band ‘Tolquhon’ with Duncan Ritchie (Accordion), Douglas Barber (Percussion, Jaw Harp) and Patrick Gray (Piano). Again the format proved successful and in 2018 the group did over 35 shows, including an extensive tour of England. They released their debut album in October 2018.
2019 marks the start of a new project for Arthur, as he will release and tour a brand new album/show. This album will be recorded in January and released in May. It features just Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals and Podorythmie (Foot Percussion).