What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.

We are open 6 pm till midnight with traditional music Monday to Friday and from 2 pm Saturday with our famous Super Ceilidh at 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Music starts from 9pm Monday – Saturday, please note we are closed Sundays.
Reservations for dinner can be made using OpenTable

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.

Oct
23
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Oct 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Iain Macdonald and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

This Machine plus The Kymatiks
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm

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With an impressive list of gigs under their belt, including performances at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest & Woodzstock!

Also playing The Kymatiks from Aberdeen with their rootsy, raw and earthy sound. Their songs are the perfect blend of foot stomping energy and stirring poetry which they deliver with absolute dedication.

 

Nick Firth and Friends
Oct 23 @ 9:30 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.

Oct
25
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
26
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 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.

Oct
27
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Oct 28 @ 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.

Oct
29
Fri
Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Oct 29 @ 9:30 pm

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The Full Tilt Ceilidh Band play Traditional tunes and songs along with some helpful tips on how to do highland dancing correctly for beginners.

A great night of Scottish music and craic!

 

Oct
30
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Oct 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Iain Macdonald and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

THE TRAD BAND
Oct 30 @ 9:30 pm

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The Trad Band are 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.

 

 

Nov
1
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 1 @ 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.

Nov
2
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 2 @ 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.

Nov
3
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
4
Thu
Schiehallion
Nov 4 @ 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. 

Nov
5
Fri
Space Van / Greater Than Fear
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm

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GTF make their debut on the Inverness music scene! Are you GREATER THAN FEAR?

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Space Van fresh from playing Nice N Sleazys in Glasgow join GTF to also make their Inverness debut!

Black Rock Ceilidh @ Hootananny
Nov 5 @ 9:30 pm

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From acoustic intimacy to full on electric ceilidh, original material and choice covers BlackRock Ceilidh are bringing their brand of Ceilidh to the Highlands, Islands & beyond. From small acoustic gigs to ceilidh’s, parties, weddings, galas, games & festivals.

Blackrock Ceilidh have been lucky enough to play all over the UK and feature in The Islay festival of music and malts, Barrafest, The Hebcelt fringe and Belladrum Festival.