What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

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

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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
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.

Dec
31
Mon
Hootananny Hogmanay Extravaganza @ hootananny
Dec 31 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 am

The Middle Eights

Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 3 floors of entertainment to bring in 2019!
Tickets on sale now!

First floor – Ewan Robertson, Megan Henderson (Breabach) & Friends
Mad Hatters – Peatloaf (The UKs Number 1 Meatloaf Tribute as seen on Britain’s Got Talent!) plus resident Mad Hatters DJ!
Glow Bar – Resident DJ plus a wide selection of cocktails available for purchase.

Jan
11
Fri
The Broken Ravens – with Twister and Little Hands of Silver @ Mad Hatters
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 3:00 am

THE BROKEN RAVENS with support from TWISTER and LITTLE HANDS OF SILVER

_DSC6132“The Broken Ravens – Gritty Scottish Rock from the Isle of Lewis”….. Shockwave Magazine

TBR are a 5 piece hard rock band, based in Stornoway and formed in 2014.

At the moment they are finishing mastering their latest EP, recorded in Laurel Canyon(Los Angeles) at Danny Hutton’s (Three Dog Night) Canyon Hut home studio.

Danny’s son Dash (HIAMS) and Charles Clark (Astrid/Our Lunar Activities) produced the recording, which was then sent to Grammy Award winning producer Simon Gogerly (U2, Paloma Faith) to mix.

The band have been to the US twice playing venues like The Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room and The Canyon Club to very warm receptions, and have a small tour in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Orange County & San Diego of around five shows lined up for next Spring along with various other opportunities in the US.

The band will also be returning to Bulgaria, Eastern Europe where they headlined the Midalidare main stage alongside Rock giants Dee Snider, Doro and Gotthard, leaving lasting impressions and appearing on National TV as well as featured on prime time radio.

The bands debut EP was released in February last year, with a track synced to Team Rock (Metal Hammer), featured in IQ magazine, The Scotsman, STV news and on BBC radio. Adrenaline PR serviced all PR for the sync and release.

Their endeavours even caught the attention of Rod Smallwood (Iron Maiden) who noted how tight the band was, going as far as to note tracks he particularly liked from the bands first release.

So be sure to check them out in Inverness at Mad Hatters for what is sure to be a great show!

https://soundcloud.com/thebrokenravens/sets/santa-muerta-sampler/s-y022S

Twister – Twister are a high energy Rock band of the highest order. Their anthemic songs are bursting at the seams with soaring guitars, gripping and unforgettable melodies, and unbeatable choruses. These 4 North-East Lads are absolutely going for it, and you can see just how passionate they are in their live performances! If you haven’t seen them live yet, make it a priority as you will not forget the name Twister!

Twister have sold out O2 Academy 2’s and other venues around the country on their last headline tour for their latest album release ‘Combined State of Mind’. Well gigged and ready to go at the drop of a hat, Twister have played alongside huge names such as Status Quo, Bumblefoot (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Jools Holland, Texas, Scouting For Girls, Electric Six, Simple Minds and many, many more!

“These are my ones to watch!”- Johnny Doom, Kerrang! Radio “I love all of your original material!”- Francis Rossi, Status Quo “A skill for writing witty, memorable Rock tracks. Excellent anthems. Very strong, with just the right mixture of rawness, showmanship and technical precision ensuring they had the crowd clapping and singing along, leaving a lasting impression.”- Surface Unsigned

www.Facebook.com/TwisterUK

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc9FMSMYV6UcS-9p7rmCcdw

Jan
25
Fri
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Jan 25 @ 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”

Jan
26
Sat
The Trad Band
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Nick Firth and Friends present the fantastic “Trad Band” this Fri night.

Jan
27
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Jan 27 @ 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.

Feb
1
Fri
The Comedy Bothy
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mad Hatters monthly comedy night The Comedy Bothy returns to Mad Hatters for 2019 with special guest Monty Burns.
The Liverpool comic has performed across yeh country at the likes of Breakneck Comedy Club, Laughing Horse, Gonzos and Laugh Train Home whilst receiving high praise from the likes of:
“Striking, strident comedy packed with emotion and pathos to make you laugh and make you think” – BBC
Really enjoyed his set, very funny” – Johnny Vegas
He may not own the nuclear powerplant in Springfield but he is hilariously funny
– STV
Also on the bill are top comics from the Highlands and beyond!