What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
21
Sat
Schiehallion
Dec 21 @ 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.    

Casanova
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am
Dec
22
Sun
Lional support from The Citrus Scene
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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After a year which has seen Lional release 2 well received singles, tour up and down the country, support icons Noel Gallagher and Edwyn Collins as well as performing a triumphant set at Belladrum’s main stage, the band will top it off with an intimate hometown performance at Madhatters.

Support comes from promising young upstarts The Citrus Scene.

Limited Capacity!

Over 18s only.

Dec
26
Thu
Hò-rò
Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 27 @ 12:15 am

horo

 

A special treat for boxing day.
Hò-rò: A young and energetic Trad/Folk group. Bringing traditional Scottish music and Gaelic/Folk songs together and putting their modern stamp on it.
Moteh Parrott
Dec 26 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 12:00 am

moteh

 

Moteh Parrott is a highland based artist with a distinctive modern folk-rock sound, complementing reflective, uplifting lyrics with raw electric guitar and cello. Moteh’s music has been described as having a sound comparable with”…a Highland wilderness with all the sweeping colour and spirit which that encompasses.” (leedsmusicscene.net)

Moteh’s shows over the last year include Xpo North, Belladrum, Northern Roots, North Hop, The Ironworks and Eden Court Theatre. He is currently working towards his first release as a solo artist.

Dec
27
Fri
Tartan Paint
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 28 @ 12:15 am

Tartan Paint

West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!

Square Eyes
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 12:00 am

Square Eyes are a three piece rock trio from Inverness.

The band describe themselves as “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”.

Dec
28
Sat
Mystic Shoes Farewell Gig.
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

THE MYSTIC SHOES 2

 

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

Dazed Digital Age – DiHydro Beats – Paul Maciver
Dec 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

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The Dazed Digital Age
Saturday December 28th
Mad Hatters

FOR FANS OF: Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, LCD Soundsystem.

JIM GELLATLY SAYS: The Dazed Digital Age are the latest in a long line of acts that blur the boundaries between rock and electronic music.

Support:

DihydroBeats-
The Dihydro are changing things up for this 1 and ditching the grunge to create a dirty dance set! expect something different from the norm!

Paul Maciver will be opening the evening with an acoustic arrangement of original material!

Dec
29
Sun
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm

Internationally known gigging and recording Scottish singer/songwriter who has a massive repertoire of covers as well as his own original material.

Dec
31
Tue
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 2:00 am

Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 3 floors of entertainment to bring in 2020! Tickets on sale now!<P>

Come join us at Hootananny for our annual Hogmanay Extravaganza on December 31st!<P>

Featuring 3 floors of entertainment:<P>

Hoots (Ground Floor) – Stompin’ Ceilidh Tunes from Hoodja as seen at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest and an on BBC Alba!<P>

Hatters (First floor) – The Guilty Pleasures are the north of Scotland’s most fun party band. From Madonna to Chic, Queen to Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson to Prince, a set of non stop floor fillers!<P>

Glow Bar (Top Floor) – Resident DJ plus a wide selection of cocktails available for purchase.

Jan
10
Fri
Arthur Coates and friends
Jan 10 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 11 @ 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).

Jan
11
Sat
Caman
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 12:15 am

caman

Caman were formed in 2012 by Davy Holt & Stuart MacKintosh. Their debut single ‘The Caman’ was released in September 2012.
Dougie Burns and the Cadilacs
Jan 11 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 12 @ 12:00 am

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Original Bluesy Rock n Roll from a fantastic seven piece band including Sax and Harmonica. Infectious dance along music to make you kick off your shoes.

Album “Keep Your Mad Hat On” available on Spotify, Amazon , Apple and ITunes and at gigs.

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Jan
17
Fri
ALAN KELLS & FRIENDS
Jan 17 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

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

Anna Sweeny / lilura
Jan 17 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 12:00 am

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Anna Sweeney plays Inverness Mad Hatters on Saturday 17th January, joined by LILURA.
Free Entry!
Over 18s, doors 9.30pm

ANNA SWEENEY

“I can hear this all over Radio 1” – Vic Galloway, BBC Introducing

“Glorious” – Nicola Meighan, BBC Scotland

Anna Sweeney has had a special 2019. The release of singles “Way Back When” and “Change the Way I Dress”, both championed by BBC Radio Scotland, saw her take her first steps into an exciting new level of momentum. Her sparkling live shows rained hook-laden “proper pop” all year, including at Austin’s SXSW festival and King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival. Anna prides herself on skilful songwriting and attention to detail, and draws influence from pop heavyweights such as HAIM, Taylor Swift and Robyn. Catch her last show of the year at Sneaky Pete’s on Dec 28th!

https://www.facebook.com/annasweeneymusic

LILURA

“Exciting new alluring pop with sharp as hell beats”

Brand new and exciting independent artist hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, LILURA aims to captivate audiences with dark, electronic beats infused with fun, glittering, witch pop.

https://www.facebook.com/Liluramusic/