What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Nov
16
Sat
Caman
Nov 16 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 12:15 am

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Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
Nov
17
Sun
Declan Welsh & The Decadent West
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Finding your own unique point of view in an overwhelming, rowdy world takes time, patience and introspection. Being able to execute it in a way that feels authentic and distinctive is another battle entirely. Growing up in suburban East Kilbride and now based in Glasgow, Declan Welsh is a poet and songwriter that has managed to cement his individuality by putting humanity at the core of his comments about today’s current affairs. Along with his band The Decadent West, Welsh is here to use his music as a catalyst for hope and for change.

Joined by Duncan McBride (Guitar), Ben Corlett (Bass) and Murray Noble (Drums), the band are known for their strong socialist views and performed in Palestine in 2016 as well as Billy Bragg’scurated Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury. Releasing the All My Dreams Are Dull EP back in 2018, they built a strong following in the Scottish indie scene thanks to their anthems about toxic
masculinity, rent increases, the rise of right-wing fascists and battling the intolerance that surrounds us. Now, debut album Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold sees the four-piece build upon this raucous political fury, enforcing the idea that in today’s environment, we’re unable to ignore the atrocities forging our existential dread.

 

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Nov
21
Thu
Zoe Graham
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Zoe Graham
Over 14s (under 16s with an adult)
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There is an impressive maturity and attention to detail in Zoe Graham’s music that sets this accomplished young songwriter apart from her peers. On stage, you will find her either with band or fleshing out the instrumentation with loop pedals on solo outings.

But when Zoe pares it back to just a vocal and acoustic guitar, as she does on the achingly poignant The Anniesland Lights (from her recent Hacket & Knackered EP), that is when you know you’re in the company of someone very special indeed. Championed by BBC Radio Scotland‘s Roddy Hart and with multiple Celtic Connections appearances to her name, Zoe Graham’s understated charms will not stay below the radar for much longer.

Website: https://zoegrahammusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZoeGrahamMusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamzoegraham/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoegrahammusic

Nov
22
Fri
Tweed Ceilidh Band
Nov 22 @ 9:30 pm

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A lively ceilidh band from Inverness and Speyside. The trio have played throughout the UK and Europe, whilst retaining their weekly slot in Aviemore – which has allowed them to flourish and build a great repertoire of entertaining material. Weaving together traditional ceilidh music with funk, ska and toe-tapping beats and anything in between.

Band members Graeme Mackay, Duncan Farquhar, Sam Mcleod bring you a night pumped full with Ceilidh music to keeping you dancing in Inverness’ traditional Scottish bar. A night not to be missed!

Scotch
Nov 22 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 12:00 am

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Various musical elements merge in a special live show that leaves the boundaries of reality far behind. With their cheerful Folkloric melodies and driving rhythms Scotch guarantees a big feast in every occasion! The cynical lyrics combined with the frank voice of La Smellitia gets the tension on the stage sky high.

Scotch has always had its unique sound and obstinate theatrical interpretations. Some may describe the style of Scotch as Folk Rock, Theatric Punk, Balkan Ska or Celtic Baroque Rock. In the end, all will agree that you have to see a live show to meet the Scotch experience.

Nov
23
Sat
Scotch
Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:15 am
Scotch

 

The Dutch band Scotch produces high-energy shows with upbeat melodies on trumpet-fiddle and accordeon, alternated with polyphonic singing on a driving base of drums, bass and guitar. This party folk is equally danceable
played acoustically or fully amplified. The combination of own material with traditional folk songs from every corner of the world is brought straight from the heart and without any restraint. Whether it’s in the streets, at a
club or on the festival floor, you’ll feel only this moment counts.
In the past 10 years, Scotch has played over 500 shows throughout Europe and released five studio albums”

 

Gallus / DiHydro
Nov 23 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:00 am

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Five piece indie puck band from Glasgow.

Support from DiHydro

 

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Nov
29
Fri
Journey North @ Hootananny
Nov 29 @ 9:30 pm

“This is the music we bring to the table, the food of our hearts, the fruits of our labours”

Drawing on the wide variety of musical experiences in the band, Journey North combine the storytelling traditions of Scottish music with the dynamics of a rock band.

Their love of playing live is clear for anyone to see and no matter the size of venue, if you are in the audience, you are part of the band.

Playing original songs which tell tales of battles, loves, lives and minds lost (and won) you can be sure that toes will be tapped, hands clapped and new friends will be made. You may even shed a tear or two but rest assured you will spend an evening with five mates who all love to play music and who appreciate every single second they get to share that with you.

Visceral Noise Department / 1000 mile stare
Nov 29 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 30 @ 12:00 am

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A Sarcastic Rock band from Glasgow, eclectically influenced by grunge, psychedelic rock, metal, glam rock, blues, folk and doom. All proceeds go to cheap drink and Gaffer Tape.

 

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Support from 1000 mile stare

 

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Thousand Mile Stare are a 4 piece Classic Rock band, based in Inverness, playing original material.

Nov
30
Sat
Loch Dress Fashion Show
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join us on St Andrews Day for an evening of fun and fashion, celebrating everything Scottish with a Fashion Show from Loch Dress. Hosted by comedian Zander McNally this promises to be a night of Pure Scottish entertainment. Loch Dress doesn’t do boring!

Blue Ridge
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm

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Durness favourites Blue Ridge come to Hootananny!

Ghostwriter/ Emma Mitchell Band / The Girl That cried Wolf
Nov 30 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 12:00 am

ghostwriter

 
Indie Alt Pop from Falkirk, Scotland.

 

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Emma Mitchell

 

Professional Singer Songwriter writing modern rock songs. Currently focusing on writing an album.
Band members Kevin Barnett, Kenny Doull, George Macaskil
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Dec
6
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 6 @ 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.

iQue Asco! & Gallowgate Murders
Dec 6 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 7 @ 12:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¡Que Asco!

The Gallowgate Murders

Richy Neil

Free entry
FFO Pavement, Sonic Youth, Trail of Dead, Nirvana

The tour of the decade, or, our little scarper round some lovely parts of the country making noise as we go.

“Very satisfying art-punk scronk with impeccable credentials and lineage.” – Adam Walton, BBC Wales

“Welsh three piece art rockers ¡Que Asco!’s debut album fully incapsulates the spirit of punk-rock and channels it through the sound of Sonic Youth, Pavement, Slints et al with fantastic results [….] ‘Reaper’ is a wonderfully unadorned record of the band’s desire to write short, sharp three minute pop songs which whilst sounding unpolished have a way of pulling you in.”
Shindig Magazine, July 2019

¡Que Asco! (“Kay assko”, Spanish for gross) came together with the singular aim of making a lot of noise and a dedication to raw, pure, powerful sound. Years spent touring as a folk musician and living a peaceful life in Spain left Joshua Caole desperate to get back to his hardcore roots.

Dec
7
Sat
Pandacar
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Earth-616 promotions brings Pandacar back to the north for their first headline show at Inverness’ famous Mad Hatters.

Joining the good boy punks for the evening are Square Eyes with their swaggering seismic riffs, Glasgow based Indie-folk slingers Peplo, and local singer songwriter Kate Gregson-Macleod

Tickets available from the venue, Square Eyes and fatsoma.com/earth-616promotions

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 7 @ 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.