The Alistair Hulett Archives

The Archivists

Alistair Hulett Archivist: John Powles, johnpowles@hotmail.co.uk
Under the direction of John Powles, a Trustee of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust and former Research Collections Manager at Glasgow Caledonian University, it is the intention of the Trust to establish and develop an archive chronicling all aspects of Alistair’s life and activities. Thus a record of such an important force in the fight for social justice will be preserved and made available to all bona fide researchers and those wishing to know more about Alistair’s work.

It is anticipated that the archive will contain all sound and image media forms, together with print, manuscript and virtual materials. The Trust is inviting anyone holding materials of relevance to contact John Powles by email, so that we can start to build a composite list of holdings. It is hoped that those with materials will either lodge them with the archive, or continue to hold them whilst allowing use by researchers. Currently a pilot project using materials held by John Hamill, the Chair of the AHMT is being undertaken, and already many interesting and important items not previously in the public domain are coming to light. Please do not hesitate to contact John about anything to do with the Alistair Hulett Archive.

Roaring Jack Archivist: Andy Carr, roaringjack@yahoo.com
The Roaring Jack Archives is a tribute to one of the best bands from Sydney, Australia in the late 1980s.
Roaring Jack played all over Australia from 1985 to 1992 and developed a huge cult following. They’ve left behind some great recordings, a reputation for brilliant live shows and some very committed fans from all over the world.
Website: http://www.roaringjack.com/



Obituaries

Further details about Alistair’s life, music, political activism and legacy of Alistair Hulett can be found in the considerable number of obituaries that were published around the world following his sudden death. Each obituary has two links, one link to an archived textual source available to read on the Alistair Hulett website and one link to the original source. The archived information is there for quick access and in the event of the original source being no longer available.

  1. The Guardian | Archived Obituary | Original Link

    Written by Robin Denselow, guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 February 2010 18.47 GMT

  2. The Scotsman | Archived Obituary | Original Link
    Written by Chris Mair, news.scotsman.com, Saturday 6 February 2010
  3. Sydney Morning Herald | Archived Obituary | Original Link
    Written by Bruce Elder, smh.com.au, Thursday 18 February 2010
  4. Socialist Worker Online | Archived Obituary | Original Link
    Written by Jimmy Ross, socialistworker.co.uk, Tuesday 2 February 2010 19.19 GMT
  5. Folk Radio UK | Archived Obituary | Original Link
    Written by Alex, folkradio.co.uk, Thursday 28 January 2010
  6. Living Tradition | Archived Obituary | Original Link
    Written by Mel Howley, livingtradition.co.uk


Live Reviews
  • The Shamrock, The Thistle and The Rose
    Burnley Mechanics, 1 st December 2003 | Archived Review
  • Partick Folk Fest
    Glesga belongs to me! Roots Review 2004 | Archived Review


Album Reviews
  • The Malkies, Suited and Booted | Archived Review
    Green Man Review by Michael Hunter, October 5 2008
  • The Malkies, Suited and Booted | Archived Review
    NETRYTHMS Review by David Kidman, August 2008
  • The Malkies, Folk Music That Brings Hope of a Better World To Come | Archived Review | Original Link
    Socialist Workier Onlie Review, July 2008
  • Alistair Hulett, Riches and Rags | Archived Review
    Fiddlestix Review by Michael Hunter, July 2006
  • Alistair Hulett, Riches and Rags | Archived Review
    NETRYTHMS Review by David Kidman, May 2006
  • Alistair Hulett, Riches and Rags | Archived Review
    Taplas Review by Mick Tems, April 2006
  • Alistair Hulett, Riches and Rags | Archived Review
    Shite ‘n’ Onions Review by Brian Gillespie, April 2006
  • Alistair Hulett, Riches and Rags | Archived Review
    Folk On Tap Magazine Review by John Edwinson, February 2006
  • Alistair Hulett, In Sleepy Scotland | Archived Review
    Living Tradition Review by Gordon Potter, Issue 43
  • Alistair Hulett & David Swarbrick, The Cold Grey Light of Dawn | Archived Review
    Living Tradition Review by Alan McIntosh Brown, Issue 27
  • Alistair Hulett & David Dwarbrick, The Petrograd of the West | Archived Review
    Green Left Weekly Review by Alex Miller, March 4 2004
  • Don’t Sign up for War | Archived Review
    Review of ‘Red Clydeside’ by Alistair Hulett, Jump Up Records, 2002
  • Alistair Hulett, Dance of the Underclass | Archived Review
    Green Left Weekly Review by Tim Anderson
  • Alistair Hulett & The Hooligans, The Backstreets of Paradise | Archived Review
    Green Left Weekly Review by Chris Martin
  • Alistair Hulett with Johnny & Jimmy the Rat, Revolutionary Music from Sleepy Scotland | Archived Review
    Green Left Weekly Review by Alex Bainbridge
  • Alistair Hulett, Sleepy Scotland | Archived Review
    Folk On Tap Review by Yane Debeugny
  • Roaring Jack, The Complete Works | Archived Review
    NETRYTHMS Review by David Kidman


Interviews and Articles
  • Post Punk Still Folk | Archived Article
    ABC South West WA, April 2007, Australian Tour
  • Folk Hero’s for a New Generation | Archived Article
    Issue: 1917 dated: 4 September 2004
  • Songs of Rebellion | Archived Article
    An interview with Alistair Hulett and Martin McCardie, February 2004
  • Live in Cobbler’s Irish Pub [German] | Archived Article | Translated Article
    Aktuell, April 2004
  • Red Clydeside | Archived Article
    Interviewed in Union Songs by Nick Martin, April 1 2002 [AU]
  • Red, Red Clydeside | Archived Article
    Interviewed in Workers Online by Nick Martin, April 2002
  • ‘Them And Us’ at Edinburgh Festival | Archived Article
    The Scotsman, August 2002
  • Back from Down Under | Archived Article
    The Living Tradition Magazine, September 1999


Written by Alistair
  • Scottish struggles created a rich tradition of radical song | Archived Article | Original Link
    Written by Alistair Hulett, Socialist Worker, 20 August 2005 [UK]
  • Why Springsteen is right to revisit Pete Seeger’s folk music | Archived Article | Original Link
    Written by Alistair Hulett, Socialist Worker, 13 May 2006 [UK]