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.

Aug
19
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
20
Fri
Lucid Liars support from Lucille & Square Space
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm

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Inverness alternative electro pop act Lucid Liars launch their new single “Better Days” with support from fellow local acts alt rockers Square Eyes and Indie rock outfit Lucille.

Don’t miss this night of new music.

Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Aug 20 @ 9:00 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.

Aug
21
Sat
Schiehallion
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm

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Hailing from Inverness the capital city of the Scottish Highlands Schiehallion are a Scottish Folk/Ceilidh band who have spent the last number of years both at home and further afield building an impressive ardent fan base, this has culminated in them being deserving of their widely held reputation as a fiery and passionate must see live music act. 

Aug
22
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
23
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
24
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 24 @ 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.

Aug
25
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
26
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 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.

Aug
27
Fri
Hip Hop Night
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

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Join us Friday August 27th from 9 pm for a live Hip Hop showcase hosted by Ryza with some of the Highlands most talented MCs!

Featuring TisTik, Butterscotch, Echo, Intelli Gents, Janski & Sherbit

Nick Firth and Friends
Aug 27 @ 9:00 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.

Aug
28
Sat
Dark Horse
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm

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Don’t miss Dark Horse one of the top party bands in the North of Scotland, delivering a blistering set of current chart hits and pop classic.

Made up of former members of some of the biggest and best live bands Scotland has to offer, Dark Horse know how to get the party started.

Shaydes
Aug 28 @ 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.

Aug
29
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 29 @ 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.

Aug
30
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 30 @ 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.

Aug
31
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Aug 31 @ 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.