What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Jan
25
Fri
Drag Night
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 26 @ 3:00 am

Drag night

Mad Hatters invites you to attend our monthly Drag Night!

On the last Friday of each month we host an international Drag Queen bringing a night of hilarity and entertainment not to be missed.

Free entry followed by the funky and soulful sounds of DJ Marvellous until 3am.

Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm

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

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

Ashley and the Cosmonauts
Jan 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

ashley-4Ashley and The Cosmonauts are a 5 piece Highland based folk rock group fronted by Ashley Mackay.
Previous highlights include appearances at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest amongst other festivals.

Jan
27
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 1 @ 12:00 am

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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.

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!
The Local Honeys
Feb 1 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 3:00 am

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The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley (right) from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs (left) from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.

They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”

Including both traditional and original songs, “Little Girls” showcases the Honey’s ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell a damn good story.

The Honeys are ideal for private events, festivals, square dances, music camps, weddings, and capable of leading various workshops on Kentucky stylings of the fiddle and banjo, vocal techniques and songwriting. The Local Honeys have toured heavily across the Southeast and the U.S. as well as internationally as ambassadors of Appalachian music. If scheduling is cooperative, The Local Honeys are available as a duo, trio, or full string band to add even more energy to their lively show.

Feb
2
Sat
Gleadhraich @ Hootananny
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm

Gleadhraich

Gleadhraich have performed at a variety of events across the UK from headline shows to festival performances including at Scotland’s prestigious Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

This has led to the band sharing stages with acts such as Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, Twin Atlantic, AC/DC, The Fratellis and Peatbog Faeries. Gleadhraich made their German debut with a successful mini tour in September 2015 and featured in France in January 2016.

Gleadhraich will be made their US debut at New York Tartan Week in 2017 with further performances scheduled in Germany and Switzerland. The band has featured on many national media platforms such as BBC, STV, S4C, NME, Magic FM and many more.

“Gleadhraich are wicked. Their sound is very contemporary”, Amy MacDonald.

Feb
3
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 3 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 8 @ 12:00 am

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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.

Feb
8
Fri
Electro-SAK
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm

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Electro-SAK are Kris Taylor, Douglas Barber & Arthur Coates raising the roof with foot stomping tunes & songs.

Playing Guitar, Bouzouki, Fiddle, Triple Foot Percussion, Jaw Harp, Snare Drum, Bodhran & vocals, Its gonna be a night to remember!

This Machine/Ramanan Ritual
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 9 @ 3:00 am

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This Machine are an Inverness super group formed from the ashes of The Rites, Echo 20 and RAAR. With an impressive list of gigs under their belt, including performances at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest & Woodzstock!

Support comes from Ramanan Ritual a truly eclectic group of individuals making their Mad Hatters debut. Following the performance from both bands, we will have our resident DJ Beatz playing until 0300 to keep you dancing.

Doors open 2130! Entry? FREE!

Feb
9
Sat
The Trad Band
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:15 am

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The Trad Band are an ever changing collective of Scottish Traditional musicians based in the Highlands of Scotland.

Regulars at Hootananny and led by established fiddle player Nick Firth the band have also appeared at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest.

Feb
10
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 10 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 15 @ 12:00 am

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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.

Feb
15
Fri
Cameron & Sons
Feb 15 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 16 @ 12:15 am

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Cameron & Sons are a stompin’ traditional Scottish trio based in the central belt of Scotland.

Led by guitarist Cameron Grant the trio are known for exhilarating performances all over the country.

Stetsonhead
Feb 15 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 12:00 am

Stetsonhead

Stetsonhead are a self described Country Trash band from Inverness. A band full of experience and talent including, Ali Dooner, Craig Aitkinhead,Willie MacAskill and Robin Abbot.

Feb
16
Sat
Calum MacPhail Trio
Feb 16 @ 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!

Free entry.