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.

This song and others are available to download or purchase on compact disc in the Alistair Hulett Shop. Clothing, tea towels and tote bags are also available.



13 05, 2014

A Celebration of Life and Times of Pete Seeger

Please note that the Concert has been postponed; arrangements for a new date will be announced as soon as possible.

A musical celebration of the folk giant Pete Seeger, featuring Jimmy Ross […]

25 04, 2014

John Eaglesham obituary by Finlay Allison

John (Jack) Eaglesham, singer, songwriter, concertina player. 1938-2014

John Eaglesham was at the heart of the of ‘The Clutha’ in the 1960’s and ‘70s and their blend of fiddles, voices and John’s […]

20 04, 2013

Anti-Coal Seam Gas song wins national music award.

Marrickville-based band The Lurkers are the winners of this year’s ‘Songs for Social Justice’ Award, presented by the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund.

The Award, now in its second year, continues the legacy […]

16 01, 2013

The Gallows Rant, January 2013

The 2013 Tribute concert will take place again at Celtic Connections at St Andrews in the Square on Burns Night, the 25th of January.

The concert will celebrate Red Clydeside, the totemic time of ascendant socialist struggle nearly a century ago, including workers' leader John MacLean's twice-foiled imprisonment and the largest ever deployment of British troops on British soil, after 100,000 protestors raised the red flag in George Square, lives through Alistair’s CD Red Clydeside.

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.

From Partick Folk Fest, November 2004