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
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!

Gunna Sound
Oct 16 @ 9:30 pm

Gunna Sound

“The Gunna Sound Ceilidh Band led by Campbell Brown & Johnny Scoular are one of the very best ceilidh bands in Scotland – nobody would argue with that” Angus MacPhail, Skipinnish.

Oct
17
Sun
Grant Simpson & Ciaran McGhee – Late Night at Hoots
Oct 17 @ 12:30 am

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Edinburgh based duo Grant Simpson and Ciaran McGhee play late at Hoots from 12.30 am, playing an upbeat set of acoustic covers into the wee hours!

The Johnny Cash Duo
Oct 17 @ 12:30 am

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Calum MacRae and Michele Garner play the songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter with a few other classics thrown in for good measure

As seen playing all over Scotland and at Belladrum Festival!

 

Oct
18
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
19
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
20
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 20 @ 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
21
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 21 @ 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
22
Fri
Black Rock Ceilidh @ Hootananny
Oct 22 @ 9:30 pm

Black Rock

From acoustic intimacy to full on electric ceilidh, original material and choice covers BlackRock Ceilidh are bringing their brand of Ceilidh to the Highlands, Islands & beyond. From small acoustic gigs to ceilidh’s, parties, weddings, galas, games & festivals.

Blackrock Ceilidh have been lucky enough to play all over the UK and feature in The Islay festival of music and malts, Barrafest, The Hebcelt fringe and Belladrum Festival.

 

Oct
23
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Oct 23 @ 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!

This Machine plus The Kymatiks
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm

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With an impressive list of gigs under their belt, including performances at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest & Woodzstock!

Also playing The Kymatiks from Aberdeen with their rootsy, raw and earthy sound. Their songs are the perfect blend of foot stomping energy and stirring poetry which they deliver with absolute dedication.

 

Nick Firth and Friends
Oct 23 @ 9:30 pm

HoodjaOrcadian fiddle player Nick Firth plays Traditional songs of all types of tempos accompanied by his talented musicians friends.

A great night of Scottish music.

Oct
25
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
26
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
27
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 27 @ 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.