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
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!

Sep
5
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
6
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
7
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 7 @ 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
8
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 8 @ 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
9
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Sep 9 @ 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
10
Fri
Serious Child & Andy Ruddy support from Moteh Parrott
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm

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“The Beatles meets Simon & Garfunkel meets Scissor Sisters meets Bon Iver meets Mumford & Sons meets Serious Child meets Andy Ruddy”

Two very different songwriters find fertile ground in the gap between their ages and musical backgrounds. Serious Child – West Sussex roots musician Alan Young – and contemporary Bradford singer songwriter Andy Ruddy explore what brings people together in modern acoustic music.

For this special show to celebrate the launch of their album Talk About The Weather, they will also be joined by special guest Moteh Parrott.

The Trad Band
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm

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The Trad Band are an eclectic group of musicians from across the Highlands playing stompin’ Ceilidh music regularly at Hoots as well as festivals such as Belladrum Festival & Jocktoberfest.

Sep
11
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Sep 11 @ 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!

Nick Firth and Friends
Sep 11 @ 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.