1 May at 19:00–22:00 An evening of music and spoken word to celebrate International Workers' Day in The Steamie, Govanhill Baths. With Viv Gee, Lorna McKinnon, "The Matchgirls", Colin Poole, Tickle, and The Unite! Fight! Sing! Choir. Sponsored by the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust https://www.facebook.com/events/359612157556398/
AHMT grant recipient Alan Dickson has released a CD "This Land is Your Land", showcasing some of the songs from his ongoing "Strains of Eden : Scotland's Land : Songs of Discontent" project, a musical journey that charts the landscape of 18th and 19th century Scotland, from the Lowland and Highland Clearances, the Chartists, through to agitation for land in the Highlands. Find out more from www.strainsofeden.net. A digital copy of the CD is available on Bandcamp for £3 at [...]
We are pleased to announce that Scottish poet, writer and critic Tom Leonard will be appearing at the AHMT Memorial Concert at St Andrew's in the Square on Sunday February 1st. As listed in the Celtic Connections programme, also taking part are the multi-award-winning Anglo-Australian duo of James Fagan and Nancy Kerr; English songstress Naomi Bedford, whose background includes equal measures of music and politics, joined here by Del Amitri’s Justin Currie, and Paul Simmonds of The Men They Couldn’t [...]
The Trustees are pleased to announce Nancy Kerr as the recipient of 2014 AHMT Songs for Social Justice Award for her song "Where Jacarandas Grow". Nancy will be appearing at this year's Celtic Connections AHMT Memorial Concert on the 1st February at St. Andrew's in the Square.
We are delighted to report that Peggy Seeger (Patron of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust) will be touring in the UK during the summer of 2015, together with her sons Neill and Calum. Full details of this not to be missed tour can be found on Peggy's website at http://www.peggyseeger.com/
Still Ragged - Glasgow Screening Wednesday 3rd December, at the Pearce Institute The free book distribution at this screening has been funded by an Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust Award.
'Still Ragged' is a 75 minute documentary about Robert Tressell's 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', published in 1914. The film charters the impact of the book on people's lives and it's continual relevance today, as well as the fascinating origin of the manuscript. The film features Ricky Tomlinson, Dennis Skinner MP, Tom Watson MP as well as playwrites, singers and other fans of the book telling how Tressell's work has influenced them personally and politically. The AHMT is proud to sponsor [...]
Sat 15 nov 7.30pm Kelvinbridge Parish Church Hall, 62 Belmont Street, Glasgow G20 6JR Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) available from alistairhulett.com/shop For information call 07590 556 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org In a new and expanded version of their tribute to folk legend Pete Seeger, who died this year aged 94, Jimmy Ross and Finlay Allison are joined by fiddler Gillian Frame, a former young traditional musician of the year, and Penny Stone, a singer/songwriter and peace activist. They will perform [...]
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
Welcome to the latest edition of The Gallows Rant, the sporadic newsletter first started by the late Alistair Hulett and now dedicated to ongoing news about his music from the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust (UK) and the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund (Aus).