What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

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.

May
31
Fri
Rollin’ Drones
May 31 @ 9:30 pm

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Rollin’ Drones are the newest, and most exciting Bagpipe/pop band on the scene!

Back to Hoots by popular demand!

The Malts / Gun Runner
May 31 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 12:00 am
The Malts

Maryburgh’s finest indie rockers The Malts return to Mad Hatters.

Support from newly formed rock band Gun Runner!

Followed by our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am!

Jun
1
Sat
Nick Firth and Friends
Jun 1 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Traditional songs of all types of tempos. A great night of music.

Stetsonhead
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

stetsonhead

Inverness based country trash band
Jun
7
Fri
Comedy Bothy
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Comedy Bothy Friday June 7th Braw Bricht Comedy Takeover!

 

BBC are a new comedy and sketch troupe based in Inverness, don’t miss this special Comedy Bothy takeover featuring their regular comics and guests from down south.

Seed of Sorrow / Iron Altar
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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Seed of Sorrow are a five piece death metal band originating from Inverness, Scotland, who are dedicated to producing the hardest, angriest brand of metal possible. In January 2014 at The Eagle Bar in Inverness they competed against 18 other bands and were crowned as the winners of the Highland Battle Of The Bands 2014.

The band has been together for three years and comprises of Lewis Goodwin on vocals, Mark Savage on guitar, Nick Laidlaw on guitar, John Murray on drums and Stewart McArthur on bass guitar.All five members of Seed Of Sorrow are self taught musicians and Lewis G (Seed of Sorrow) says ” Our songs cover subject matter ranging from punching the f*** out of people to the pointlessness of existence to the destruction of the earth by the very people who claim to be improving it”

Appearing in magazines such as Terrorizer, Firebrand After Dark and radio stations Metal Nation Radio, Threat Con Radio, Rock N Wrestle Radio and Moray Firth Radio throughout 2013 led to ending the year on a high point as they were filmed at Les-Festive 2013 in December performing their track ‘Death F*ck Ritual’ for Metal Outlaw TV. They have a five track E.P. named Vice Like Grip which was released in August 2013. Tracks are on Soundcloud, live videos are on their Facebook page and Youtube.

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Edinburgh based riff merchants IRON ALTAR have spent the past few years honing their craft, touring across the UK and capturing support slots for the likes of Monolord, Big Business, Doyle and Conan. The bands debut album “Pillars Of Blood” released in September 2018 is a heavy hitting testament to the work ethic and drive of each member.
Jun
8
Sat
THE TRAD BAND
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Table for Four / Square Eyes
Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

 

 

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Table For Four are a band hailing from the Highlands of Scotland offering high energy pop punk/metal music, catering to the inner rockstar of us all!
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We’re Square Eyes, a three piece rock trio from Inverness. We all love going to gigs so we thought the best way of getting in for free was by being on stage and so far no-ones noticed!

Our music focuses on the real-life grind, it’s straight to the point.

You can see us play in and around Inverness and with dates to be confirmed in the UK.

Jun
14
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
15
Sat
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Jun 15 @ 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.

The Naked Feedback
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm

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The Naked Feedback are a 4-piece rock group that hail from Glasgow: made up of Jack, Derek, and brothers Dean and Callum.
The artist has gained their reputation in the last 2 years through their high quality music videos with attention grabbing visuals and thought provoking stories. Their latest single ‘The Goodbye’ reached over 40k views on social media inside 2 weeks and has been played by half a dozen of Scotland’s biggest football teams during the beginning of the year.

Now they are coming to Mad Hatters to preform for you. It is a night not to be missed.

 

Jun
21
Fri
Hebridean Fire
Jun 21 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 22 @ 12:15 am

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Hebridean Fire, A family Band, Me, my sister and Mr Lister! Launched at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. We have just recorded our first album on the Isle of Lewis.
Multi-instrumentalists, singer/songwriters from Scotland Outer Hebrides, Isle of Lewis.

Jun
22
Sat
Schiehallion
Jun 22 @ 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.    

Jun
28
Fri
Nick Firth and Friends
Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Traditional songs of all types of tempos. A great night of music.

Billy Mitchell
Jun 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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Billy Mitchell from Lochee, has been a stalwart of the Dundee music scene for years recently he has been taking it up a notch playing gigs alongside major acts such as Jake Bugg and his best pal, Kyle Falconer. Since his last Inverness show Billy has added three experienced band mates, Paddy Brown, Megan McNally and Michael Clenaghan, who have all been involved in Dundee bands including Carousel and Sahara.

Support comes from local singer/songwriter The Chosen Lonely.

Jun
29
Sat
The Oxbow Lake Band
Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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Musically, the Oxbow Lake Band are a genre-defying bunch of grass roots musical magpies, multi-instrumentalists and good time charlies. They also like to dance like their dads, and have a taste for experimenting!