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Memorial Trust News (United Kingdom)

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Ewan McLennan and Granite Cage

Ewan McLennan, described by Colin Irwin as "the perfect embodiment of Scottish folk song", has included Granite Cage, Alistair's powerful song about John MacLean's final prison term in Peterhead Prison, on his new CD Stories Still Untold. You can catch Ewan singing Granite Cage at the 2013 Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust concert at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot9uiMn0zWk  

By |October 13th, 2014|United Kingdom|0 Comments

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 concertina gave them the signature sound which made them the finest folk group in Scotland at that time. Within the group, John’s songs were a delight and he could sing a Ballad, a Bothy song or a comic [...]

By |April 25th, 2014|United Kingdom|0 Comments

David Rovics Playing Glasgow

Very good friend of the AHMT, and outstanding singer/songwriter and campaigner for social justice, David Rovics is playing at the Griffin, Bath Street, Glasgow on Friday 18th April. See http://www.thebouncycastle.co.uk/rovics/ for full details. Sure to be a great gig!

By |April 7th, 2014|United Kingdom|0 Comments

Alistair Hulett at the Bald Faced Stag

Alistair Hulett performing live at the Bald Faced Stag Pub (Sydney, Australia) 6th December, 2009. The second set of songs was with the Australian group ‘Wheelers & Dealers’. This turned out to be Alistair’s final public performance prior to his untimely death just 7 weeks later. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLxZzsLNX5yggVH5ojAKywl4-zTqrNAq5 Song List: The fair flower of Northumberland I carry you with me He fades away Way too long in the power of song [...]

By |February 9th, 2014|United Kingdom|1 Comment

The Songs for Social Justice Award 2014

The Songs for Social Justice Award for 2014 is now open, with a closing date of 30th October 2014. The competition is open to songwriters and musicians from across the UK and will focus on songs promoting equality and social justice. The AHMT has again appointed a select panel of judges from among experienced songwriters and singers and the Trustees will decide the award based on the panel’s advice. Entries [...]

By |January 8th, 2014|United Kingdom|0 Comments

Don’t Sign Up For War : 4th Annual Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert

Sunday 19th January 2014, 7:30p.m. St. Andrew’s in the Square The AHMT is delighted to announce the 4th Annual Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert at Celtic Connections 2014. For the first time we welcome a poet to the list of performers – the much acclaimed Tom Leonard. Our singers include Roy Bailey, one of the UK’s most revered and redoubtable political singers and songwriters, and Scotland’s Ewan McLennan, winner of the [...]

By |January 6th, 2014|United Kingdom|0 Comments