What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
18
Tue
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Dec 18 @ 9:30 pm

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 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.

Dec
19
Wed
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Dec 19 @ 9:30 pm

hootananny-music

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 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.

Dec
20
Thu
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Dec 20 @ 9:30 pm

hootananny-music

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 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.

Dec
21
Fri
Calum MacPhail Trio
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm

calum

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.

Ezra
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

Ezra Logo White

4 piece covers band from Ross-Shire, covering party tunes from Stevie Wonder to George Ezra and most points in between

RMT Big Band Xmas Special @ Hootananny
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

FORMED in 2000, Rooty Ma Toot Big Band has, over the years, included many of the top musicians around Inverness.

They have played at castles, Highland stately homes, corporate functions, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium, festivals, clubs, many private functions, and featured several times on MFR.

Regular line up has piano, bass, drums, guitar, 3 or 4 trumpets, 3 or 4 trombones and 5 saxes. Guest vocalists appear often with the band. Big band swing, jazz, jump jive, Sixties soul – all regularly feature.

Join them between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm at Hoots for their Xmas Special on Saturday December 19th.

Dec
22
Sat
Tartan Paint
Dec 22 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:15 am

Tartan Paint

West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!

Dec
23
Sun
Highland Voices Sunday Gospel Choir
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Highland voices 1

 

Highland voices 2

“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.

LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm

hootananny-music

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 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.

Dec
24
Mon
Nick Firth and Friends Xmas Eve bash
Dec 24 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am

trad band

 

Traditional tunes from Nick and friends to welcome in Xmas!

 

 

Dec
27
Thu
Hò-rò
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 28 @ 12:15 am

horo

 

A special treat for boxing day.
Hò-rò: A young and energetic Trad/Folk group. Bringing traditional Scottish music and Gaelic/Folk songs together and putting their modern stamp on it.
Ruairidh Maclean
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm

Top Scottish Box player Ruairidh Maclean comes to Hoots!
Check out this amazing player on YouTube!

Dec
28
Fri
The Scone Fairies
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm

The Scone Fairies are Bob Massie & Jonathan Hill,  lifelong enthusiasts for Scottish Traditional
Music… be careful,  it’s catching!

Dec
29
Sat
Mystic Shoes Farewell Gig.
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

THE MYSTIC SHOES 2

 

The best party band in the Highlands and Islands performing their last ever gig with us in Hootananny. Should be a special night.

Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm

Ted Christopher

Ted Christopher is one of Scotland’s finest performers. He is a well-travelled and extremely versatile singer songwriter. He is equally at home whether singing heart-felt originals to a concert audience, belting out Scottish favourites to the Tartan Army or playing some of his huge pop/rock repertoire to a packed dance floor.

Unfazed by any size of audience, he played to 750,000 people on The Mall in Washinton DC. A week later there were 12 in Cowie Miners Welfare. How’s that for a quick reality check? And they were both great gigs!

Ted has been involved in the Scottish live music scene since he was fifteen. He is proud to be a native of The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Stirling (Stirling is now a city but he much prefers the previous description of his hometown) and was born and raised a mere claymore’s length from Stirling Castle and The National Wallace Monument.

Ted performs many solo gigs, sometimes uses a couple of musicians as “The Ted Christopher Band” and of course fronts “Bannockburn”

Dec
30
Sun
The Trad Band
Dec 30 @ 9:30 pm

fiddle

The Trad Band are an ever-changing collective of Scottish Traditional musicians based in the Highlands of Scotland.

Led by the established fiddle player Nick Firth and regulars at Hootananny, they bring you a night of traditional stompin’ ceilidh music to keep you dancing for a night you can’t forget. The band have also appeared at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest.