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.

Mar
14
Sat
RUARIDIH MACLEAN
Mar 14 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 15 @ 12:15 am

RUARIDIH MAC

 

 

Scottish ceilidh music, as well as a wide range of covers. Including ACDC, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Fratellis and Dr Hook.
Root System / Polar Bears In purgatory. @ Hootananny
Mar 14 @ 10:00 pm

Root System are a four piece ska/punk band made up of three brothers Kev Fek ( vocals) Ronnie (guitar/voclas) Handsome Dan (bass) and close pal Ryan (Drummer). ROOT SYSTEM have been on the go for around 7 years now and have gigged up and down the country including the likes of Brixton, Glasgow, Inverness, Elgin, Edinburgh, the list goes on. They have also played at a few festivals including Rockness, Wickerman a number of times, Wizard Festival, Tartan Heart, Loch Lomond always getting the crowd going. They have also played with a number of times with ska legends such at Neville Staple, Bad Manners, The Beat and The Selecter..

 

 

polar bears

 

 

“Ayr based Polar Bears in Purgatory are an energetic, melodic punk trio whose down to earth humour and catchy hooks are unparalleled”- The Daily Record

“PBIP are all about melody and speed” – Bumnote

“Not for the sensitive or those lacking a sense of humour” – the Moshville Times

Mar
15
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
16
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
17
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
18
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
19
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
21
Sat
Nick Firth And Friends
Mar 21 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 22 @ 12:15 am

 

Nick Firth and friends providing us with traditional melodies on Friday.

Mar
22
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
23
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
24
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
25
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
26
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
27
Fri
Nick Firth And Friends
Mar 27 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 12:15 am

 

Nick Firth and friends providing us with traditional melodies on Friday.

Ruvellas
Mar 27 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 12:00 am

ruvellas

 

Ruvellas are an up and coming 5-piece band who originate from Dundee. They incorporate an experimental style taking influence from genres such as Indie and Alt Rock and popular acts such as Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Mar
28
Sat
Esperanza
Mar 28 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 12:00 am

esberanza

 

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Esperanza are a nine-piece ska collective from Glasgow famed for live shows where their infectious rhythm has the crowd involuntarily jumping in time. In several hectic years of gigging around Scotland and beyond, they have honed and perfected a high-tempo set, with superb self-penned songs, until there isn’t an ounce of fat left on it.

The quality of the band’s live shows has led to them being increasingly in demand: playing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony; festivals up and down the country; and sharing stages with some of the biggest names in ska, punk and reggae, including Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Selecter, Neville Staple, The Undertones, Fishbone and The Toasters.

“Esperanza are more at home on Jamaica Street than on Bob Marley’s native island, which is perhaps why there’s urban grit in amongst the Caribbean sunshine of their debut album, Permanent Ska. The Scottish Specials? Indeed, and they’ve now recaptured the energy of their gigs.” SUNDAY HERALD

“Highlights included Scottish seven-piece Esperanza’s snappy, brass-buoyed ska.” THE SCOTSMAN