Tradition Folk Music and More

As befits the “Capital of the Highlands”, Inverness has a vibrant live music and theatre scene. On this page, we list some of the many venues that you may wish to visit during your stay.

Live Music at Hootananny in Inverness
Live music at Hootananny (image courtesy of Visit Britain)

Eden Court InvernessEden Court

Eden Court is a fantastic theatre, music, exhibition, events and cinema complex. It offers a full and varied programme throughout the year.

Theatre presentations include major touring productions from leading companies (e.g. Scottish BalletScottish Opera, Middle Ground Theatre Company and many others) as well as superb shows from smaller companies such as Starlight Musical Theatre.

Music lovers are well catered for with an incredible variety of musical talent performing. As well as some of the best tribute acts you can find incredible original performers such as Eddi Reader, Skipinnish, C DuncanBreabachLloyd Cole and so many more.

For details of all shows and events at Eden court go to –

Ironworks Venue InvernessThe Ironworks

The Ironworks is a purpose built live music, event and conference venue in the heart of Inverness. The venue continues to attract a wide variety of performers, including many well-know artists who appreciate the intimate nature of the venue (capacity 1,000 standing).

You can check out the upcoming performances at –

Hootananny - an Inverness legendHootananny

Hootananny is an Inverness institution. It is not only a great music venue (most shows are free), but it is one of the City’s most popular pubs. You’ll find traditional Scottish music sessions on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening (music starts at around 9:30 pm), and specific bands and performers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Saturday afternoon also sees the ever popular Super Ceilidh from 2;30 pm to 4:30 pm.

To check out who’s playing go to –

The Gellions

The Gellions is situated at the heart of Inverness and is a “must visit” pub for those seeking an authentic pub with traditional music. 

You can find live music most nights and we thoroughly recommend the Saturday Ceilidh their resident band, Schehallion.

Full gig guide at –