What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

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.

Jun
11
Sat
Patrick Farrell – Late at Hoots
Jun 11 @ 12:30 am

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Patrick Farrell performs a late set of acoustic covers to keep the party going into the wee hours!

Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Iain Macdonald and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

Shaydes
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm

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Combining fiddle, guitar, vocals & percussions, Shaydes are a high octane duo based in Inverness. Their unique mix of Quebecois fiddle tunes and rock & roll influenced Irish/Scottish folk songs is known for captivating audiences across the Highlands.

Spiders on Mars – David Bowie Tribute Night 2
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm

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Glasgow band Spiders on Mars The UKs premier tribute to David Bowie comes to Mad Hatters for 1 of 2 great nights!

Fronted by Inverness musician Andy Duncan with a set list of classic 70’s & 80’s material from the Bowie catalogue including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Absolute Beginners, Let’s Dance, Heroes and many more!

Black Rock Ceilidh @ Hootananny
Jun 11 @ 9:30 pm

Black Rock

From acoustic intimacy to full on electric ceilidh, original material and choice covers BlackRock Ceilidh are bringing their brand of Ceilidh to the Highlands, Islands & beyond. From small acoustic gigs to ceilidh’s, parties, weddings, galas, games & festivals.

Blackrock Ceilidh have been lucky enough to play all over the UK and feature in The Islay festival of music and malts, Barrafest, The Hebcelt fringe and Belladrum Festival.

 

Jun
12
Sun
Calvin Prior – Late at Hoots
Jun 12 @ 12:30 am

Calvin Prior

Exceptionally gifted guitarist and singer Calvin Prior performs a late night set of all your favourite songs at Hoots!

Shaydes
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm

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Combining fiddle, guitar, vocals & percussions, Shaydes are a high octane duo based in Inverness. Their unique mix of Quebecois fiddle tunes and rock & roll influenced Irish/Scottish folk songs is known for captivating audiences across the Highlands.

Jun
13
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Jun
14
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
15
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 15 @ 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.

Jun
17
Fri
K.I.A.N. support from Dmac and Eve MacLennan
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

KIAN

K.I.A.N Kian Metcalfe or better known by his stage name (K.I.A.N), Is a Recording Artist and Producer originating from the Highlands of Scotland, now based in Glasgow. He has taken his Bedroom Hip Hop Productions from beginning at the age 16 and amplified his complexity of his song writing skills and production showing why he is one to look out for in the near future.

Through various story telling K.I.A.N unveils his true colours on singles such as “Ghost” and the live performance of “Take One Freestyle” with slick flows at the age of 19 has earned some respect among many veteran artists across Scotland. while recording with the production company UP2STNDRD , featuring on their Take One Freestyle series on YouTube has shown the capabilities of Kian’s illustrious rap flow. With creating his own production alongside his mature story telling has became a very respected artist and producer. Kian is pushing himself in the underground scene of Scottish Hip Hop.

Support comes from Dmac and Eve MacLennan.

Jun
18
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Iain Joseph MacDonald & Erik Spence @ Hootananny
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Iain Macdonald and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

Jun
20
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 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.

Calum Macphail and Friends @ Hootananny
Jun 20 @ 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.

Jun
21
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 21 @ 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.

Jun
22
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music Session @ Hootananny
Jun 22 @ 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.