The Choir from The People’s Past People’s Future Group, based in Rutherglen, will be singing Alistair’s rousing “Mrs Barbour’s Army” at the unveiling of the Mary Barbour Memorial next to Govan subway station at 11:00 on International Women's Day, Thursday 8th March. The event is open to all – so come along and join in the singing! The Choir has already performed the song at events across South Lanarkshire and beyond. The People’s Past People’s Future Group receives some support [...]
The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust has made an award to assist with the expenses involved in making a documentary film aboutProtest in Harmony https://www.protestinharmony.org.uk/, a radical community choir based in Edinburgh. The film includes performances at the Anti-Racism Demonstration at Glasgow (Stand Up to Racism in Scotland, March 2017), at the Street Choirs’ Festival in Kendal (June 2017) and at the demonstration against Nuclear Weapons in Faslane (July 2017). The documentary not only provides an insight into the activities of [...]
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of one of the concerts at the weekend. Rock Against Racism featuring Black Grape, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 and Bigg Taj has had to be cancelled due to a variety of issues that could not be resolved in time. Full refunds will be issued for the concert from skiddle.com The Sunday concert Roots Rock Reggae Against Racism will still go ahead as planned. We apologise for [...]
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rock Against Racism movement, Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust are delighted to announce a two-day festival at the historic Queens Park Arena in Glasgow's Southside. The festival, on the 27th and 28th of August, is the finale of four days in the park that will celebrate the unique culturally-diverse area of Govanhill, where Alistair lived when he reutrned to Glasgow. In partnership with Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Inhouse, a Unity Festival of talks, [...]
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 [...]