What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Aug
30
Fri
Nick Firth and Friends
Aug 30 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

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

The Broken Ravens
Aug 30 @ 10:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 12:30 am

the broken ravens

“The Broken Ravens – Gritty Scottish Rock from the Isle of Lewis”….. Shockwave Magazine

TBR are a 5 piece hard rock band, based in Stornoway and formed in 2014.

At the moment they are finishing mastering their latest EP, recorded in Laurel Canyon(Los Angeles) at Danny Hutton’s (Three Dog Night) Canyon Hut home studio.

Danny’s son Dash (HIAMS) and Charles Clark (Astrid/Our Lunar Activities) produced the recording, which was then sent to Grammy Award winning producer Simon Gogerly (U2, Paloma Faith) to mix.

The band have been to the US twice playing venues like The Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room and The Canyon Club to very warm receptions, and have a small tour in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Orange County & San Diego of around five shows lined up for next Spring along with various other opportunities in the US.

The band will also be returning to Bulgaria, Eastern Europe where they headlined the Midalidare main stage alongside Rock giants Dee Snider, Doro and Gotthard, leaving lasting impressions and appearing on National TV as well as featured on prime time radio.

The bands debut EP was released in February last year, with a track synced to Team Rock (Metal Hammer), featured in IQ magazine, The Scotsman, STV news and on BBC radio. Adrenaline PR serviced all PR for the sync and release.

Their endeavours even caught the attention of Rod Smallwood (Iron Maiden) who noted how tight the band was, going as far as to note tracks he particularly liked from the bands first release.

So be sure to check them out in Inverness at Mad Hatters for what is sure to be a great show!

https://soundcloud.com/thebrokenravens/sets/santa-muerta-sampler/s-y022S

Aug
31
Sat
The Trad Band
Aug 31 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Nick Firth and Friends present the fantastic “Trad Band” this Fri night.

Sep
6
Fri
The Comedy Bothy with Graham Mackie
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cameron & Sons
Sep 6 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 7 @ 12:15 am

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Cameron & Sons are a stompin’ traditional Scottish trio based in the central belt of Scotland.

Led by guitarist Cameron Grant the trio are known for exhilarating performances all over the country.

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

Sep
7
Sat
Caman
Sep 7 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:15 am

caman

Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Sep 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.

The Oxbow Lake Band
Sep 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

oxbow 1

 

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!

Sep
12
Thu
Be Charlotte
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm

Be Charlotte

Some pop stars make music for the sake of it. But for Be Charlotte – music is about meaning.

It’s the combination of her remarkable songwriting talent, a knack for sweeping melodies and the fierce sense of identity and self-worth which makes heads turn, not only in the UK. Even although she is still at the beginning of her career Be Charlotte has toured around Europe, North America and Asia as well as as sharing the stage with Major Lazer in Africa in 2018.

Woven into every note of her glimmering pop songs, anthemic beats and immediate vocals which radiate that quiet yet determined personality, there’s this extraordinary effort to inspire others. In the lyrics, the listener will find honesty, a level of maturity beyond her years, and reflection. She has taken influence from classic songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman and instinctively applied them to her love of modern pop and hip-hop.

Sep
14
Sat
ALAN KELLS & FRIENDS
Sep 14 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

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

This Machine
Sep 14 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 15 @ 12:30 am

ramanan

This Machine are an Inverness super group formed from the ashes of The Rites, Echo 20 and RAAR. With an impressive list of gigs under their belt, including performances at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest & Woodzstock!

 

Sep
20
Fri
Arthur Coates and friends
Sep 20 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 21 @ 12:15 am

arthur coates

Arthur has been playing Fiddle since the age of 7, growing up in rural Aberdeenshire, north east of Scotland. His first teacher Sharon Hassan was a very big influence in his musical development. Upon attending his second annual ‘Gaitherin’ He was inspired to take up the Guitar by John Coletta (The Humpff Family). At the age of 12 Arthur was awarded a scholarship to attend the ‘Aberdeen City Music School’ to study Fiddle and Guitar. Here He was taught by Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs), who is still a huge influence on his music. Around this time Arthur was at the Sidmouth Folk Week, he saw ‘Le Vent Du Nord’ who would become his favorite band. They continue a big influence on his music.

In July 2016 Arthur was invited to join ‘Aff Oor Hieds’ as the group’s guitarist, alongside Andrew Legge (Fiddle), Noah Jack (Bass) and Stuart Jack (Percussion). They continued to play in this format until January 2017.

While playing with ‘Aff Oor Hieds’, in September 2016, Andrew, Stuart and Arthur founded a new band ‘The Rowies’ with vocalist Ellie Beaton. This musical format seemed to be quite successful and the band made a name for themselves. They supported bands such as ‘Rant’, ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’, ‘Session A9’, ‘The Crooked Brothers’ and ‘The Old Blind Dogs’.

In September 2017 Citing the need to play the fiddle more, Arthur formed a new band ‘Tolquhon’ with Duncan Ritchie (Accordion), Douglas Barber (Percussion, Jaw Harp) and Patrick Gray (Piano). Again the format proved successful and in 2018 the group did over 35 shows, including an extensive tour of England. They released their debut album in October 2018.

2019 marks the start of a new project for Arthur, as he will release and tour a brand new album/show. This album will be recorded in January and released in May. It features just Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals and Podorythmie (Foot Percussion).

Stetsonhead
Sep 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

stetsonhead

Inverness based country trash band
Sep
21
Sat
Calum MacPhail Trio
Sep 21 @ 9:30 pm

 

 

calum macphail

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.

Sep
22
Sun
Highland Voices Sunday Gospel Choir
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Highland voices 1

 

Highland voices 2

“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.