What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

May
17
Fri
Arthur Coates and friends
May 17 @ 9:30 pm – May 18 @ 12:15 am

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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).

Drag Night
May 17 @ 10:00 pm – May 18 @ 12:00 am

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Drag Night returns to Mad Hatters on Friday March 29th! Free Entry!

Be entertained by Lexi Lush a fun and bubbly entertainer with a splash of bette midler and a sprinkle of Joan rivers with comedy routines and stand up.

Featuring covers of pop’s greatest divas a guaranteed laugh out loud experience she will have you in stitches!

Followed by our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am.

May
18
Sat
Calum MacPhail Trio
May 18 @ 9:30 pm

 

 

calum macphail

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!

Free entry.

Wolftrain
May 18 @ 9:30 pm – May 19 @ 2:30 am
May
24
Fri
Nick Firth and Friends
May 24 @ 9:30 pm – May 25 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Traditional songs of all types of tempos. A great night of music.

May
25
Sat
Caman
May 25 @ 9:30 pm – May 26 @ 12:15 am

caman

Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
May
31
Fri
Rollin’ Drones
May 31 @ 9:30 pm

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Rollin’ Drones are the newest, and most exciting Bagpipe/pop band on the scene!

Back to Hoots by popular demand!

The Malts / Gun Runner
May 31 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 12:00 am
The Malts

Maryburgh’s finest indie rockers The Malts return to Mad Hatters.

Support from newly formed rock band Gun Runner!

Followed by our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am!

Jun
1
Sat
Nick Firth and Friends
Jun 1 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Traditional songs of all types of tempos. A great night of music.

Stetsonhead
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

stetsonhead

Inverness based country trash band
Jun
7
Fri
Comedy Bothy
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Comedy Bothy Friday June 7th Braw Bricht Comedy Takeover!

 

BBC are a new comedy and sketch troupe based in Inverness, don’t miss this special Comedy Bothy takeover featuring their regular comics and guests from down south.

Seed of Sorrow / Iron Altar
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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seed of sorrow

 

Seed of Sorrow are a five piece death metal band originating from Inverness, Scotland, who are dedicated to producing the hardest, angriest brand of metal possible. In January 2014 at The Eagle Bar in Inverness they competed against 18 other bands and were crowned as the winners of the Highland Battle Of The Bands 2014.

The band has been together for three years and comprises of Lewis Goodwin on vocals, Mark Savage on guitar, Nick Laidlaw on guitar, John Murray on drums and Stewart McArthur on bass guitar.All five members of Seed Of Sorrow are self taught musicians and Lewis G (Seed of Sorrow) says ” Our songs cover subject matter ranging from punching the f*** out of people to the pointlessness of existence to the destruction of the earth by the very people who claim to be improving it”

Appearing in magazines such as Terrorizer, Firebrand After Dark and radio stations Metal Nation Radio, Threat Con Radio, Rock N Wrestle Radio and Moray Firth Radio throughout 2013 led to ending the year on a high point as they were filmed at Les-Festive 2013 in December performing their track ‘Death F*ck Ritual’ for Metal Outlaw TV. They have a five track E.P. named Vice Like Grip which was released in August 2013. Tracks are on Soundcloud, live videos are on their Facebook page and Youtube.

 iron altar
Edinburgh based riff merchants IRON ALTAR have spent the past few years honing their craft, touring across the UK and capturing support slots for the likes of Monolord, Big Business, Doyle and Conan. The bands debut album “Pillars Of Blood” released in September 2018 is a heavy hitting testament to the work ethic and drive of each member.
Jun
8
Sat
THE TRAD BAND
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Table for Four / Square Eyes
Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

 

 

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table for four 3

Table For Four are a band hailing from the Highlands of Scotland offering high energy pop punk/metal music, catering to the inner rockstar of us all!
 square eyes
We’re Square Eyes, a three piece rock trio from Inverness. 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.

You can see us play in and around Inverness and with dates to be confirmed in the UK.

Jun
14
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

Jun
15
Sat
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.