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.

Feb
23
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 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.

Feb
24
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 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.

Feb
25
Fri
Rabbit Hole Live Club Night
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

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Mad Hatters launched Rabbit Hole a new monthly club night showcasing 3 local bands with a guest act.

For the debut event the night will see performances from:

Ramanan Ritual – Alternative Folk

Lucid Liars – Alternative Indie

Thousand Mile Stare – Hard Rock

Plus special guests Tiderays making their return to the venue.

Music starts from 8 pm!

Mad Ferret
Feb 25 @ 9:30 pm

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Mad Ferret are a Scottish duo, known on the folk scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary Folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast Mandolin solos”, tight harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving Guitar sounds. The influence from both Scottish and Irish folk music has helped shape their unique sound.

 

Feb
26
Sat
The Dolly Parton Story – Late Night at Hoots
Feb 26 @ 12:30 am

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Andrea Pattison: the UK’s busiest, most popular and widely seen Dolly Parton impersonator onstage at Hootananny Friday February 25th at 12.30 am!

Dolly Parton is a unique performer and one of the greatest songwriters of her generation. After five decades in the business she maintains her position as an iconic vocalist, composer, actress and business inspiration.

Since 2015 Andrea has been starring as Dolly in theatres and venues across the country.
This Country and Western tribute act is paying homage to Dolly Parton and all the fantastic music she has written and performed over the years.

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Feb 26 @ 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 Quadrophenia Project – A Tribute to The Who POSTPONED
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 2:00 am

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Event postponed due to unforeseen circumstances

The Quadrophenia Project – it’s not just a band, it’s a way of life.

The aim is simple – to share a live experience of the wonderful, amazing piece of music history that is Quadrophenia!

The goal is to recreate the energy, the drama and the emotional journey of The Who’s 1973 rock-opera and allow the audience to share in the genius of those who made it possible.

 

 

Shaydes
Feb 26 @ 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.

Feb
27
Sun
Willie Campbell – Late Night at Hoots @ Hootananny
Feb 27 @ 12:30 am

Willie Campbell was the frontman of Glasgow indie rockers Astrid, foot soldier with The Reindeer Section and a man around the bars of the city in the late 1990’s. When the lifestyle and business of music got too much Willie retreated to the place he had once been glad to escape and sought refuge and solace on his native Lewis.

Willie Campbell will perform a selection of popular covers!

Callum Beattie SOLD OUT
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

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Hootananny is delighted to announce it will be a part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour setup by Music Venue Trust (MVT) which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues.

Breakout Scottish singer/songwriter Callum Beattie will perform a very rare SOLD OUT show at the Highland venue for 150 fans only on Sunday February 27th on the ground floor venue.

Callum Beattie has agreed to play in support of the recovery of Hootananny due to the venue’s legacy as a key grassroots Highland venue.

The show is part of a series of concerts taking place across the country, with music fans having a chance to bring a ‘plus one’ for free. This extension of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour follows the overwhelming success of the inaugural tour during the summer which saw The National Lottery contribute £1M to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of hundreds of live performances, enabling the Grassroots Live Music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring were fully covered.

Support comes from local singer/songwriter Dylan James Tierney.

Mar
1
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
2
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Mar 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.

Mar
3
Thu
Schiehallion
Mar 3 @ 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. 

Mar
4
Fri
Phil Kay (Comedy Event)
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

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Phil Kay burst on to the comedy circuit in 1989, when he won the new act contest So You Think You’re Funny in only its second year.His unpredictable, freestyle approach won him a Perrier nomination in 1993 and the award for best stand-up at the 1994 British Comedy Awards, and he was given his own Channel 4 show, Phil Kay Feels in 1997 which was recorded in front of a live audience to try to capture his manic energy.

On Friday March 4th Phil Kay makes a long overdue return to Hootananny giving a Complete Covid History Hour with his Quantity Street show!

Support comes from top Highland comic Kieran Lochore.

Starts 7.30 pm
Over 18’s only
Limited seating available

Black Rock Ceilidh @ Hootananny
Mar 4 @ 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.

 

Mar
5
Sat
Ben & Emily – Late Night at Hoots
Mar 5 @ 12:30 am

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Join us for late night entertainment with a range of popular covers performed by the wonderful duo of Ben & Emily!