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 music hall piece with equal skill and taste. There are [...]
The 2014 Award was won by Miriam Jones for her song, “Post Post Feminist Revolution”. The winner was announced at the closing concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra on 21 April 2014 and the judges made the following comments: “We were very pleased this year that entries to the 2014 Songs for Social Justice Award came from right across Australia and tackled a wide range of social justice themes. Our judges were unanimous in recommending that the 2014 [...]
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!
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 The overgate Ethel on the airwaves The old divide and [...]
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 should be on a CD with an accompanying lyrics sheet [...]
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 2013 Alistair Hulett Award for Political Songwriting, and the 2011 [...]
Celtic Music Radio and St Andrew’s in the Square will present Folk for The Clutha on Friday 10 January 2014 at 7.30pm. The folk music community has come together to support those affected by the Clutha Vaults accident on Friday 29 November when nine people died and many more were injured. The benefit concert will feature artists such as Blues singer Bill Adair, singer-songwriter Tom Fairnie, wellknown band Haggerdash, Glasgow legend Arthur Johnstone, traditional singer and organiser of the Partick [...]
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The 2013 AHMT Songwriting Competition has been won by Ewan McLennan with his powerful song Joe Glenton. Ewan receives a prize of £200.00, and will take part in the AHMT concert to be held on Friday 19th January 2014. Listen to Joe Glenton below.
The 2014 Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert will take place on Friday 19th January. Watch this space for further details of venue, performers, etc. - and book early, all our previous Memorial Concerts have quickly sold out! Keep This Date Free!