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.

Sep
15
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
16
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
17
Fri
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm

25EA5438-F3C0-410F-9509-E6A41A2E84DATwo of the Highlands most gifted songwriters of the most recent generation will perform at Mad Hatters on Friday September 17th with live sets from Nicky Murray fresh from releasing new single “It Was My Heart” and Joshua Mackenzie performing a set of acoustic versions of material from LIONAL and his solo project The Joshua Hotel.

Shaydes
Sep 17 @ 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.

Sep
18
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Sep 18 @ 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!

Porkpie SOLD OUT!
Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm

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If you were into music in the late 70s and early 80s, the chances are you were into 2-Tone, the iconic Coventry based label that was home to Ska revivalists like The Beat, Madness and the amazing Specials.

Eight piece ska band Porkpie are coming to Mad Hatters in Inverness to faithfully recreate  the songs of 2 Tone and rocksteady ska. This band are the real deal, from the  classic ‘big’ ska band mould, with a full brass section, keys, guitars and porkpie hats to match they play with an intensity and energy that will have you dancing!

 

Shaydes
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
19
Sun
Highland Voices Gospel Choir
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm

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“I said HALLELUJAH!!!”

Highland Voices Gospel Choir was created by Musical Director Tony Henry in 2017.

The Gospel Choir is based in Dingwall, Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland.

The choir consists of male and female vocalists who come together to create close harmonies, generating an amazing sound for their audiences at each and every performance.

The choir has been performing around the Highlands with the ultimate aim of competing in the national competitions.

Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
20
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
21
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
22
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
23
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
24
Fri
Mad Ferret
Sep 24 @ 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.

 

Swiss Portrait support from I Will Take You Hunting
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm

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Swiss Portrait is the creation of Inverness born Artist Michael Kay Terence, now joined live by (Guitarist) Brett McCann, (Bassist) Sam Wood and (Drummer) Andy Turnbull they aim to take their online momentum to live shows. 2021 promises big things for the Dream Pop band from Scotland.

Support comes from Moray duo I Will Take You Hunting with their neo punk stylings.

Sep
25
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Sep 25 @ 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!