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.

Nov
29
Thu
Boogie Thursdays at Mad Hatters
Nov 29 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 am

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We’re pleased to announce that Boogie will return to @madhatters Inverness on November the 29th and also on December the 27th!

So if you happen to have no plans on those dates or simply can’t wait until the weekend for a boogie, come join us 🕺💃

Dec
4
Tue
Table for Four, Joseph’s Cramp and Stephen MacKintosh
Dec 4 @ 1:07 pm – 2:07 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!

Joseph's Cramp

Joseph’s Cramp was born from the ashes of Sasquatch, an on-and-off project consisting of Kev and Euan. In 2017 we started to get gigs around Inverness, culminating in an appearance at Jocktoberfest. Late that year the band grew. Ewan and Conner joined and we gigged together for the first time on New Year’s Eve…
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Support from Aberdeen based Stephen MacKintosh.
Dec
7
Fri
The Comedy Bothy featuring Nik Coppin
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

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Based in London and a stand-up comic for more than 12 years, Nik Coppin has performed all over the world and developed an international cult following, having performed many solo shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, all over Australia and the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles. His confident, affable and energetic style of comedy is quick to build audience rapport, as he talks about subjects as wide-ranging as observations on human nature, his experiences in The Antipodes, Europe and Asia, his extensive knowledge of wildlife, superheroes, current affairs and his mixed race up-bringing in London. His mother is English and his father is from Barbados.Aswell as becoming one of the most consistent acts on the comedy circuit, his versatility has also made him a much sought after compere. He has the ability to adapt and play to a multitude of audiences and is skillful, observant and affable enough put them immediately at ease.

In additon to this, Nik Coppin is also the creator, producer and MC of the international and hugely popular hit show ‘Shaggers’, which has experienced sell-out shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin and a number of UK cities.A spin-off from this is the ‘Huggers’ show which is also growing in popularity after it’s first seasons at the international comedy festivals.

“Could Nik Coppin be any more spectacular?” Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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.

JAMM Night
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 3:00 am

JAMM

Come for a JAM or to WATCH! 10 pm till 12 am!

Stick about for our resident DJ from 12 am till 3 am!

Dec
8
Sat
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 8 @ 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.

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

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More fantastic traditional tunes.

Mystic Shoes Farewell Gig.
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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The best party band in the Highlands and Islands performing their last ever gig with us in Hootananny. Should be a special night.

Dec
15
Sat
Dave Mcpherson
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

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Escape From Reality Promotions
in Association with Good Times Roll Presents
Dave McPherson (InMe) + Luke Rainsford
Saturday December 15th

8pm

Dave McPherson’s Christmas Medley Tour comes to Inverness at Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)… with Support from Luke Rainsford

Tickets ONSALE NOW!
www.eventbrite.co.uk
www.buytickets.at/GoodTimesRoll

Scheihallion
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 16 @ 12:15 am

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Schiehallion have been around for 25 years. Founder member and frontman Kenny Jamieson has shared the limelight with various musicians over the years, but would agree that Stuart is the finest accordian player he’s ever had!
Dec
21
Fri
Calum MacPhail Trio
Dec 21 @ 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.

Ezra
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

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4 piece covers band from Ross-Shire, covering party tunes from Stevie Wonder to George Ezra and most points in between

RMT Big Band Xmas Special @ Hootananny
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 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
22
Sat
Tartan Paint
Dec 22 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:15 am

Tartan Paint

West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!

Dec
23
Sun
Highland Voices Sunday Gospel Choir
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

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“I said HALLELUJAH!!!”

Highland Voices Gospel Choir was created by Musical Director Tony Henry in 2017.

The Gospel Choir is based in Dingwall, Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland.

The choir consists of male and female vocalists who come together to create close harmonies, generating an amazing sound for their audiences at each and every performance.

The choir has been performing around the Highlands with the ultimate aim of competing in the national competitions.

Dec
24
Mon
Nick Firth and Friends Xmas Eve bash
Dec 24 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am

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Traditional tunes from Nick and friends to welcome in Xmas!