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.

Apr
27
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Apr 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.

Apr
28
Thu
Schiehallion
Apr 28 @ 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. 

Apr
29
Fri
For Ukraine
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

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Members of the Inverness musician community come together along with friends from further afield to perform a fundraiser over two nights at Hootanananny and Mad Hatters on Friday April 29th and Market Bar on Saturday April 30th.

Entry by donation.

Apr
30
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Apr 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!

Jazz Fink Day Club
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Iconic Inverness club Jazz Fink returns for a special post lockdown day club on Saturday April 30th from 3 pm – 7 pm at Mad Hatters above Hootananny!

Free entry
Over 18’s only!

Maria McAveety
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm

 

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Maria McAveety is a 22-year-old Street Performer and Musician from Glasgow. Maria has worked in the industry for a decade performing on high streets across the UK as well as at weddings, in bars and at events and shows. In addition Maria has performed on the BBC Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at an International Food Festival in New York to name a few.

Kyle Powell & Friends
Apr 30 @ 9:30 pm

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Talented young accordion player Kyle Powell leads an ensemble of local musicians to provide an entertaining night of the best in Scottish Traditional tunes.

 

May
1
Sun
Rudebeard – Late Night at Hoots
May 1 @ 12:30 am

Formed at the end of 2018, Rudebeard specialise in energetic, sweaty, sweary, usually loud & occasionally thoughtful ska– punk, fast ska, slow ska, ska that’s not really ska and one attempted Scottish fitba anthem cos why no?

Chris Henderson
May 1 @ 9:00 pm

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One of the Highland’s top performers Chris Henderson comes to Hootananny for a night of lively acoustic covers to keep the party going into the wee hours!

May
5
Thu
Schiehallion
May 5 @ 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. 

May
12
Thu
Schiehallion
May 12 @ 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. 

May
19
Thu
Schiehallion
May 19 @ 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. 

May
26
Thu
Schiehallion
May 26 @ 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. 

May
27
Fri
Dictator plus support
May 27 @ 8:00 pm

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Dictator are the next Scottish anthem makers.
“Selling out shows throughout the country. Dictator are the atmospheric rock band here to make you feel the depths of the human soul” – Former BBC Radio1 DJ Phil Taggart

Heartbreaking ballads and foot stomping indie bangers. This is a band with a strong focus on collaboration and an outspoken social conscious, they are vocal supporters of their local scene and have an intimate connection with their fanbase. Combining this with tongue in cheek social media antics and playful live performances ensures they are a consistent must see live act.
Inspirations are worn on their sleeves with clear nods to Gorillaz, Primal Scream,Glass Animals, Alt-J, Beck and London Grammar. They insist on pushing their musical boundaries, defying all labels and expectations and creating their own unique blend of Electronic Indie Pop.

Jun
10
Fri
Spiders on Mars – David Bowie Tribute Night 1
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm

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Glasgow band Spiders on Mars The UKs premier tribute to David Bowie comes to Mad Hatters for 1 of 2 great nights!

Fronted by Inverness musician Andy Duncan with a set list of classic 70’s & 80’s material from the Bowie catalogue including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Absolute Beginners, Let’s Dance, Heroes and many more!

Jun
11
Sat
Spiders on Mars – David Bowie Tribute Night 2
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm

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Glasgow band Spiders on Mars The UKs premier tribute to David Bowie comes to Mad Hatters for 1 of 2 great nights!

Fronted by Inverness musician Andy Duncan with a set list of classic 70’s & 80’s material from the Bowie catalogue including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Absolute Beginners, Let’s Dance, Heroes and many more!