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.

Jun
27
Mon
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jun 27 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Jun
28
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jun
29
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jul
1
Fri
Netsounds presents Michael Cassidy
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

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Michael Cassidy’s ear-pleasing brogue Scottish voice has always been front and centre of his music, and with I Am Free, the opening track and lead single from his new album, he returns with just that – voice front and centre. Complimented superbly by soaring harmonies, he ponders the nature of beauty, life, and life lived through the journey of a metamorphosing caterpillar. The track rouses warmly as a solitary organ drone builds beneath Michael’s musing voice, reconciling life’s plans gone awry with the need for patience.

With producer Chris McCrory (Catholic Action, Siobhan Wilson, wojtek the bear, Annie Booth) at the helm the track undergoes the aforementioned metamorphosis as violin swirls the air, each note hanging and gliding; a butterfly free to fly.

One further verse sees Michael exclaim, joyfully and thankfully, “I am free”, a sentiment anyone constrained by their past can share.

FFO: Ben Howard, Laura Marling, Rufus Wainwright

Winner of the inaugural Gerry Rafferty Prize for Songwriting, 2012
Winner of Best Acoustic SAMA Award, 2016
Previous support slots with Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, Amy McDonald, Frightened Rabbit and Rachel Sermanni.

“Wholesome guitar and impressive voice” – The Skinny
“Mindblowing” – The Influences
“Michael has [an] ability to elevate guitar/piano and voice into something expansive.” – HeardNotHerd

Jul
2
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Jul 2 @ 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!

Jul
4
Mon
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Jul
5
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
6
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
9
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Jul 9 @ 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!

Jul
11
Mon
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jul 11 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Jul
12
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
13
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
16
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Jul 16 @ 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 Superlatives plus support
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

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The Superlatives wear their influences on their sleeves with music comparative to the progeny of Britpop, 70’s British Punk, indie and alternative. Described by the Sheffield Scenester as ‘Looking like three blokes going down the pub, their casual demeanour gave little hint of the underlying talent they were ready to unleash upon the Harley [venue in Sheffield]. Power chord combinations tore out of the amps and across the room with riff after riff belting, the drums pounding with foot-stomping ferocity and the vocals not drawing attention, but grabbing you by the throat and demanding it.’

Jul
18
Mon
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jul 18 @ 9:30 pm

Calum Macphail

Accordionist studying from a very young age.  Composer,  originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness. When not playing you can see him swing a Caman for Glen Urquhart’s  Shinty Team.

Jul
19
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jul 19 @ 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.