What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

For 19 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Jake Bugg, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue.

The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional Scottish music on our ground floor and indie, hiphop,ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage.

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 6 pm.

Dec
22
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Dec 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.

Dec
23
Thu
Schiehallion
Dec 23 @ 9:30 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. 

Dec
24
Fri
Christmas Eve with The Trad Band
Dec 24 @ 9:30 pm

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Join us for a Christmas Eve special at Hoots from 9.30 pm with The Trad Band!

A collective of ever changing musicians from the Highlands and beyond as seen at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest and more!

With regular performances at Hoots they are know for foot stompin’ performances.

 

 

Dec
26
Sun
Boxing Day with The Calum MacPhail Band
Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm

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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!

Dec
27
Mon
Shaydes
Dec 27 @ 9:30 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.

Dec
28
Tue
Shaydes
Dec 28 @ 9:30 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.

Dec
29
Wed
GLIN
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm

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Don’t miss the Hoots debut of Scottish duo G L I N! Pushing boundaries with a set of fantastic Scottish Trad influenced tunes they are an act not to be missed!

Dec
30
Thu
The Scone Fairies
Dec 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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The Scone Fairies are lifelong enthusiasts for Scottish Folk and Trad!

Witness their infectious brand of music live at Hoots!

Dec
31
Fri
Hogmanany at Hoots
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

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Join us for live Scottish music from The Trad Band taking in the new year from 9.30 pm.

The event is free entry with reservations possible through OpenTable.

We are open from 5 pm for drinks prior to the band where a warm welcome waits you.

Please note that that due to restrictions we are unable to deliver our planned Hootananny Hogmanay Extravaganza and all ticket holders have been refunded.

Jan
5
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 5 @ 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.

Jan
6
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 6 @ 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.

Jan
7
Fri
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jan 7 @ 9:30 pm

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Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Jan
8
Sat
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jan 8 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Jan
12
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 12 @ 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.

Jan
13
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
14
Fri
GLIN
Jan 14 @ 9:30 pm

GLIN

Don’t miss the Hoots debut of Scottish duo G L I N! Pushing boundaries with a set of fantastic Scottish Trad influenced tunes they are an act not to be missed!