Tradition Folk Music and More

Guests at Inverglen Guest House often ask where they can enjoy live music in Inverness.  Well, 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 and theatre is definitely alive and thriving in Inverness!

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

Eden CourtEden 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-known artists who appreciate the intimate nature of the venue (capacity 1,000 standing).

You can check out the upcoming performances at –

MacGregor’s BarMacGregors Bar

Music is incredibly important at MacGregor’s bar. The bar was founded by Bruce MacGregor, an original (and continuing) member of Scottish Supergroup Blazin’ Fiddles, and you’ll often find him and his friends playing in the bar. MacGregor’s has regular music sessions so take the time to check out this wonderful bar that also has great food.

You can check out what’s on at –

Hootananny - an Inverness legend


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 –

Inverness Gigs

This website is dedicated to bringing you all the best gig information in and around Inverness.