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.

Jan
8
Sat
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jan 8 @ 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.

Jan
12
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 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.

Jan
13
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 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.

Jan
14
Fri
GLIN
Jan 14 @ 9:30 pm

GLIN

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!

Jan
15
Sat
Schiehallion
Jan 15 @ 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. 

Jan
19
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 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.

Jan
20
Thu
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 20 @ 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.

Schiehallion
Jan 20 @ 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. 

Jan
21
Fri
Davy Cowan @ Hootananny
Jan 21 @ 9:30 pm

Davy Cowan’s songs encapsulate the essence of many of the stories and situations that have inspired him over the years: people, places, old memories, faces; journeys on trains, ferries, planes – and a clapped out converted Ford Transit minibus.

The red morning sky; thunder clouds over the Cromarty Firth & her rusting meccano set oil rigs, casting their menacing shadows across the shores beneath them.

With his son Sam they have been entertaining many across the country and abroad including a recent slot opening for Peat and Diesel at the legendary Barrowland in Glasgow.

 

 

 

Jan
22
Sat
Davy Cowan @ Hootananny
Jan 22 @ 9:30 pm

Davy Cowan’s songs encapsulate the essence of many of the stories and situations that have inspired him over the years: people, places, old memories, faces; journeys on trains, ferries, planes – and a clapped out converted Ford Transit minibus.

The red morning sky; thunder clouds over the Cromarty Firth & her rusting meccano set oil rigs, casting their menacing shadows across the shores beneath them.

With his son Sam they have been entertaining many across the country and abroad including a recent slot opening for Peat and Diesel at the legendary Barrowland in Glasgow.

 

 

 

Jan
26
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jan 26 @ 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.

Jan
27
Thu
Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jan 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.

Jan
28
Fri
The Trad Band
Jan 28 @ 9:30 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.

Jan
29
Sat
Forgetting The Future support from The Clampdown & Katie Gregson-Macleod
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm

Forgetting The Future

Forgetting The Future

Forgetting the Future are an indie rock act from the most Northerly part of Scotland called Thurso. Robbie McNicol, Connor Wilson, Max Paul and Jamie Mackay formed FTF back in 2014.

Support comes from The Clampdown and Katie Gregson-Macleod.

Highland Fire Ceilidh
Jan 29 @ 9:30 pm

Highland Fire Ceilidh was founded by the members of the popular Scottish Folk Band ‘Hò-rò’ after a demand for weddings, birthdays and corporate events.

Expect a night of the best Scottish Traditional music with some added popular songs given a celtic twist!

Feb
2
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Feb 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.