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
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.

Sep
1
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
2
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
3
Fri
Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Sep 3 @ 9:00 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!

 

Liam Ross
Sep 3 @ 9:00 pm

 

EE028AB0-E2D7-41B7-ABB9-483FDBC635D1Liam is one of the foremost acoustic fingerstyle guitarists in the Scottish Highlands. A highly qualified musician with a Master of Arts degree in Music and the Environment his unique approach to guitar ensures he never fails to captivate audiences.

His first full-length album: ‘Hearts and Faces and Abandoned Spaces’ was longlisted for ‘Trad Album Of The Year 2020’. Fresh from two sell-out appearances at Eden Court’s Under Canvas event listeners will hear the influences of Lindsey Buckingham, Mark Knopfler, Tony Rice, and Tommy Emmanuel.

Sep
4
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Sep 4 @ 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!

Somethin’ Else
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm

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One of Glasgow’s best live bands Somethin’ Else make their Hatters debut with a set list ranging from songs by the likes of The Kinks, The Clash, The Manic Street Preachers and more to name but a few!