What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.
Due to new restrictions coming into to place on Monday Dec 27th Hootananny will be operating a table service system. Table bookings for food, drinks and attending live music are recommended in advance and can be done via Open Table. We will be open from 6pm daily and 2pm Saturday and closed Sunday. .

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.

Nov
5
Fri
Space Van / Greater Than Fear
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm

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GTF make their debut on the Inverness music scene! Are you GREATER THAN FEAR?

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Space Van fresh from playing Nice N Sleazys in Glasgow join GTF to also make their Inverness debut!

Black Rock Ceilidh @ Hootananny
Nov 5 @ 9:30 pm

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From acoustic intimacy to full on electric ceilidh, original material and choice covers BlackRock Ceilidh are bringing their brand of Ceilidh to the Highlands, Islands & beyond. From small acoustic gigs to ceilidh’s, parties, weddings, galas, games & festivals.

Blackrock Ceilidh have been lucky enough to play all over the UK and feature in The Islay festival of music and malts, Barrafest, The Hebcelt fringe and Belladrum Festival.

 

Nov
6
Sat
Jamie Marshall – Late Night at Hoots
Nov 6 @ 12:30 am

Jamie Marshall

Singer/Songwriter Jamie Marshall has travelled Scotland singing from heart and entertaining all who see him, don’t miss her performances Late Night at Hoots!

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Nov 6 @ 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!

CHANCERS/Polar Bears in Purgatory
Nov 6 @ 9:00 pm

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Inverness alternative indie band CHANCERS make their long overdue return to Hatters!

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Polar Bears in Purgatory are a melodic punk band from Scotland – not to be missed!

Kyle Powell & Friends
Nov 6 @ 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.

 

Nov
7
Sun
Jamie Marshall – Late Night at Hoots
Nov 7 @ 12:30 am

Jamie Marshall

Singer/Songwriter Jamie Marshall has travelled Scotland singing from heart and entertaining all who see him, don’t miss her performances Late Night at Hoots!

Nov
8
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 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.

Nov
9
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 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.

Nov
10
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Nov 10 @ 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.

Nov
11
Thu
Schiehallion
Nov 11 @ 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. 

Nov
12
Fri
Katie Gregson-Macleod
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm

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Katie Gregson-MacLeod is a 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

In 2020, the artist sold out her first headline show and released her debut single ‘Still a Sad Song’, to acclaim from the likes of Vic Galloway, Roddy Hart and Jim Gellatly.

Her follow-up, ‘Games I Play’, featured as ‘Track of the Week’ on Janice Forsyth’s Afternoon Show, BBC Introducing Scotland and BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal’s Rapal. The artist released her debut EP of the same name in June 2021.

GLIN
Nov 12 @ 9:30 pm

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Don’t miss the Hoots debut of Scottish duo G L I N! Pushing boundaries with a set of fantastic Scottish Trad influenced tunes they are an act not to be missed!

Nov
13
Sat
Craig Robertson – Late Night at Hoots
Nov 13 @ 12:30 am

Craig Robertson

A singer songwriter from the highlands of Scotland.
Focusing on his performance over the years he really has a unique and professional performance.
Craig has created a set list of well known songs to suit all tastes!
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Nov 13 @ 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!

Dylan Tierney / LONE WOLF
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm

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Dylan Tierney is a young singer/songwriter from the Highlands of Scotland who recently supported Callum Beattie at a sold out show at Strathpeffer Pavilion.

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Don’t miss the live debut of LONE WOLF an independent singer, songwriter and producer from the Highlands of Scotland!