Students at the University of Sussex campaigning to mount a rent strike have used Alistair's "Mrs Barbour's Army" in a podcast created as part of their studies.
Ewan McLennan and George Manbiot are presenting their “Breaking the Spell of Lonliness” show, which explores the power of song to overcome loneliness, at The Mackintosh Church in Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections on Friday 3rd February at 19:30. Ewan has over the years been closely associated with the AHMT, and won the Political Songwriting Competition in 2013; he can be found performing Alistair’s powerful “The Granite Cage” at one of our AHMT Memorial Concerts. An interview [...]
Entry for the 2017 Award is now closed. The winner will be announced and the winning entry performed at the closing concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Entries for the 2018 Award are invited from 1 January to 31 December 2017. For more information please read the full Terms and Conditions.
Alastair McDonald, firmly regarded as one of Scotland's leading musical minstrels, is starring in a musical tribute to his friend and mentor Morris Blythman (1919-1981), aka the poet and songwriter ‘Thurso Berwick’, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre), Edinburgh, Monday November 14th 2016 at 7.30pm. In addition to his innumerable television, radio and stage appearances world wide, Alastair is a prolific recording artist with a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary and original material. In 1973 he was invited to [...]
The 2016 Songs for Social Justice Award was won by Tony Eardley for 'Sally Cross The Water’, announced and performed at the final concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Easter Monday. Tony’s accompanying notes provide the background to his winning entry: "Violence against women is as much of a social justice issue as any – which is at last beginning to achieve some public recognition. I was thinking about the reasons women facing domestic violence find it [...]
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 [...]
Ewan Mclennan, winner of the 2013 AHMT Songs for Social Justice Award, has written and recorded a song called "Lampedusa", about the journey of a migrant crossing the Mediterranean. To quote Ewan: "It's a kind of response to the ongoing refugee crisis." All proceeds from the download of the track go to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers - a fantastic charity whose work includes carrying out rescue operations in the Mediterranean, where many of the migrant's boats are going down. [...]
Entry for the 2016 Award is now closed. The winner will be announced and the winning entry performed at the closing concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Monday 28 March, 2016. Entries for the 2017 Award are invited from 1 January to 31 December 2016. For more information please read the full Terms and Conditions.
AHMT grant recipient Alan Dickson has released the second CD “Traces of Freedom”, featuring more songs from his ongoing “Strains of Eden : Scotland’s Land : Songs of Discontent” project. Songs featured are Now Westlin Winds; We'll Make the World Better Yet; Nature and Freedom; The Land! The Land for Me; Kinnoull Hill; Sowers and Reapers (Trilogy); and The Freedom of the Hills. Find out more from www.strainsofeden.net , where you can also sign up for Alan's Strains of Eden [...]