As previously reported, the first AHMT Songs for Social Justice Competition was won by Edinburgh-based Penny Stone with her song Breaking the Silence; and just a reminder that Penny will be perorming her song at the Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert on Saturday 28th January (see Celtic Connections website for more information). The judges - our Trust Patron Peggy Seeger, along with Roy Bailey and Karine Polwart - had a difficult task indeed to decide on the top songs from the [...]
5 Song Set, an Oregon based Blog (“a semi-monthly five song music podcast, featuring an eclectic mix of generally upbeat music” to quote the blog’s website) is running a competition to determine the favourite song played during 2011, as selected by listeners. Podcast Episode 9 posted on May 6th featured, to celebrate May Day, 5 songs about unions and the labour movement, one of which was Lads of the BLF by Roaring Jack. So, if you want to vote for [...]
Following the lead of the UK Trust, the Australian Fund sponsors this national songwriting competition in Alistair's memory as an annual event. The Fund invites songwriters and musicians based in Australia to enter the 2017 Songs for Social Justice Award with a song focused on promoting equality and social justice broadly defined. The closing date for entries to be considered for the 2017 Award is 31 December 2016. For more information on this competition please see: http://www.alistairhulett.com/alistair-hulett-memorial-fund/songs-for-social-justice-award-aus/ For complete terms and conditions [...]
The Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund is proud to launch it's ‘First CD Grant Program’ which offers small grants to assist musicians whose work has a social justice focus. The first round of awards begins in 2012. Terms and conditions are below, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the form provided below. Aims: The aim of this program is to assist with the production of a first album (normally a CD) by a musician [...]
2011 saw the launch of the annual Song of Social Justice Award and the Social Justice Festival, an initiative in partnership with the Scottish Trades Council, details below. The winners of both initiatives can be seen at the Alistair Hulett Tribute Concert on the 28th January.