West Along The Road CDs by Jimmy Gregory
The Australian branch of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund is honoured to have received a number of copies of the rare CD ‘West Along The Road’ by the late, great Scottish singer/songwriter and talented musician, Jimmy Gregory, a long-time collaborator and fellow member of The Hooligans with Alistair Hulett.
Jimmy’s untimely passing in 2001, at the age of only 38, cut short a prodigious musical career that had seen him perform with some of the finest folk musicians in Australia after moving here from Glasgow. These included, among many others, The Fagans, Eilish O’Connor, Peter Woodley, John Deery and Lindsay Martin.
His solo CD, ‘West Along The Road’ features a number of self-penned songs and instrumentals together with songs and music by some of the many musicians with whom Jimmy Gregory performed and travelled.
Jimmy’s partner, Susan Farrell, has donated these highly collectable CDs so that all proceeds of their sale go to the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund. We greatly appreciate and applaud her generosity.
Remembering the Life and Legacy of Alistair Hulett
Alistair Hulett was a singer, songwriter, international socialist and revolutionary. He was a kind, gentle man who was committed to fighting for a better world, a world based on the principles of justice, equality, love and respect for all of humanity. The world was a better place for knowing him and is a sadder place for his loss. He left a great legacy in his music that will continue to bring inspiration to many who, like him, believe a better world was possible.
The site proudly continues the legacy in the form of his writing, recordings and the widespread influence he had through his activism on behalf of many social justice causes. The mission of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust (UK), and the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund (AUS) is to help to promote social justice and equality through music and struggle.
Glasgow has a proud tradition of producing and raising men and women who are fiercely proud of their roots, never afraid to stand up for what they believe in, regardless of the costs.
In a set that was to enthral and delight, Hulett reminded and taught us in both story and song how our forbearers not only stood proud, but also stood shoulder to shoulder with one another against injustice.