What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
6
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 6 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

iQue Asco! & Gallowgate Murders
Dec 6 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 7 @ 12:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¡Que Asco!

The Gallowgate Murders

Richy Neil

Free entry
FFO Pavement, Sonic Youth, Trail of Dead, Nirvana

The tour of the decade, or, our little scarper round some lovely parts of the country making noise as we go.

“Very satisfying art-punk scronk with impeccable credentials and lineage.” – Adam Walton, BBC Wales

“Welsh three piece art rockers ¡Que Asco!’s debut album fully incapsulates the spirit of punk-rock and channels it through the sound of Sonic Youth, Pavement, Slints et al with fantastic results [….] ‘Reaper’ is a wonderfully unadorned record of the band’s desire to write short, sharp three minute pop songs which whilst sounding unpolished have a way of pulling you in.”
Shindig Magazine, July 2019

¡Que Asco! (“Kay assko”, Spanish for gross) came together with the singular aim of making a lot of noise and a dedication to raw, pure, powerful sound. Years spent touring as a folk musician and living a peaceful life in Spain left Joshua Caole desperate to get back to his hardcore roots.

Dec
7
Sat
Pandacar
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Earth-616 promotions brings Pandacar back to the north for their first headline show at Inverness’ famous Mad Hatters.

Joining the good boy punks for the evening are Square Eyes with their swaggering seismic riffs, Glasgow based Indie-folk slingers Peplo, and local singer songwriter Kate Gregson-Macleod

Tickets available from the venue, Square Eyes and fatsoma.com/earth-616promotions

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

Oxbow Lake Band
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 12:00 am

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rhythm n soul n blues A stormin’ live band to dance to.
‘A banger! And it’s great!’ Craig Charles (bbc radio funk and soul show)

“Funky bunch of chaps, we like that” Stephen Duffy (the jazz house bbc radio Scotland)

“Very very good indeed” (the legend) Paul jones BBC radio 2

“Dexy’s with a touch of the Style Council” Huffington Post

“Time for some early morning soul” Tom morton (BBC radio Scotland )

“Storming diamond of an EP” scootering magazine

Dec
13
Fri
The Mad Ferret Band
Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

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The Mad Ferret Band are a Scottish duo, known on the folk scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary Folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast Mandolin solos”, tight harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving Guitar sounds. The influence from both Scottish and Irish folk music has helped shape their unique sound.

The Duo features Chris Woods on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals and Sandy Stirton on Guitar, Cajon and Vocals.

Based in Perth, Scotland they are an extremely hard working band having played an average of 180 gigs a year across the U.K. and Europe. Since forming in 2012 they have been honing their music by playing the pub and small venue scene. They look to be even busier in 2015, with more festival performances and European tours on the way.

Notable gigs include; Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2014, Northern Roots Festival 2014 & 2015, Montrose Music Festival, Mull Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perth Concert Hall 2014, multiple European tours in Switzerland.

RMT Big Band Xmas Special @ Hootananny
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

FORMED in 2000, Rooty Ma Toot Big Band has, over the years, included many of the top musicians around Inverness.

They have played at castles, Highland stately homes, corporate functions, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium, festivals, clubs, many private functions, and featured several times on MFR.

Regular line up has piano, bass, drums, guitar, 3 or 4 trumpets, 3 or 4 trombones and 5 saxes. Guest vocalists appear often with the band. Big band swing, jazz, jump jive, Sixties soul – all regularly feature.

Join them between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm at Hoots for their Xmas Special on Saturday December 19th.

Dec
14
Sat
Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 12:15 am

 

Traditional songs with some tips on how to do highland dancing correctly for beginners.

Dec
20
Fri
Calum MacPhail Trio
Dec 20 @ 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.

Bohemian Monk Machine
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

bohemiam monk

 

Bohemian Monk Machine are back in Inverness. Mad Hatters was a party and a half last time so the boys are coming back to the Highland Capital for a mad ain!

Bohemian Monk Machine are a 6 piece Funk band based in Perth, Scotland. The original founding members of the band have been long time collaborators since there school days before deciding to start a band based around there rhythmic based and improvised ethos. Since the band formed in November 2017 at a jam night, additional members have been added to the line up making the band a tighter and fuller sounding unit. After releasing there debut single the band have decided to showcase what they do around Scotland. Expect high energy funk mania and groove based original material.

FREE ENTRY!!!

Dec
21
Sat
Schiehallion
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm

Shiehallion

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. 

Consisting of founding member Kenny Jamieson Vocals – Guitar & Bodhran, Stuart Mackintosh Accordion, Cy Mutch Cajon & when required Calum MacGillivary on Bag Pipes, Schiehallion are ever present on the live music venue and festival scene.  

Immersed in Scotland’s culture and music traditions Schiehallion’s ability to engage and transfix their audience time after time has justifiably led to their richly deserved status as one of Scotland’s top bands in their musical category and genre.    

Casanova
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am
Dec
22
Sun
Lional support from The Citrus Scene
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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After a year which has seen Lional release 2 well received singles, tour up and down the country, support icons Noel Gallagher and Edwyn Collins as well as performing a triumphant set at Belladrum’s main stage, the band will top it off with an intimate hometown performance at Madhatters.

Support comes from promising young upstarts The Citrus Scene.

Limited Capacity!

Over 18s only.

Dec
26
Thu
Hò-rò
Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 27 @ 12:15 am

horo

 

A special treat for boxing day.
Hò-rò: A young and energetic Trad/Folk group. Bringing traditional Scottish music and Gaelic/Folk songs together and putting their modern stamp on it.
Moteh Parrott
Dec 26 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 12:00 am

moteh

 

Moteh Parrott is a highland based artist with a distinctive modern folk-rock sound, complementing reflective, uplifting lyrics with raw electric guitar and cello. Moteh’s music has been described as having a sound comparable with”…a Highland wilderness with all the sweeping colour and spirit which that encompasses.” (leedsmusicscene.net)

Moteh’s shows over the last year include Xpo North, Belladrum, Northern Roots, North Hop, The Ironworks and Eden Court Theatre. He is currently working towards his first release as a solo artist.

Dec
27
Fri
Tartan Paint
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 28 @ 12:15 am

Tartan Paint

West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!