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AHMT Sponsor Durham Miners Gala Film

By |November 19th, 2018|United Kingdom|

AHMT is delighted to be sponsoring Shut Out the Light's latest film, which will be the first feature-length documentary about the Durham Miners' Gala. Filmed over 2018, the film will be released in 2019 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Durham Miners Association'. To support the film and for further information please go to

“Mrs Barbour’s Army” On The March!

By |February 20th, 2018|United Kingdom|

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 [...]

Grant Award for Choir Film Documentary

By |January 22nd, 2018|United Kingdom|

The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust has made an award to assist with the expenses involved in making a documentary film aboutProtest in Harmony, 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 [...]

Announcement – Black Grape gig cancelled

By |August 24th, 2017|United Kingdom|

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 The Sunday concert Roots Rock Reggae Against Racism will still go ahead as planned. We apologise for [...]

AHMT to promote Govanhill Against Racism Festival

By |July 19th, 2017|United Kingdom|

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, [...]

Mary Barbour at the University of Sussex!

By |February 13th, 2017|United Kingdom|

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 at Celtic Connections

By |January 30th, 2017|United Kingdom|

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 [...]

A Musical Tribute to Morris Blythman [aka Thurso Berwick]

By |October 26th, 2016|United Kingdom|

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 [...]

Attila the Stockbroker Concert

By |April 14th, 2016|United Kingdom|


Ewan McLennan’s “Lampedusa”

By |January 20th, 2016|United Kingdom|

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. [...]