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“Home By Christmas” show on Saturday 27th September Cancelled

By |September 25th, 2014|

The “Home By Christmas” show in Adelaides on Saturday 27 September has been cancelled. The all-consuming demands of the Yes campaign on time and energy has meant our publicity and organisation has fallen very short of our usual standards and in fairness to the performers we have reluctantly decided to cancel this performance. We are discussing with Roy and Robb possible dates to reschedule the show and will keep you informed. All ticket money will be refunded in full. […]

John Eaglesham obituary by Finlay Allison

By |April 25th, 2014|

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 a […]

David Rovics Playing Glasgow

By |April 7th, 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 at the Bald Faced Stag

By |February 9th, 2014|

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.

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 rule
Behind barbed wire
Riches and rag
Militant red
The wife of […]

The Songs for Social Justice Award 2014

By |January 8th, 2014|

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 […]

Don’t Sign Up For War : 4th Annual Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert

By |January 6th, 2014|

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 BBC […]

Folk for the Clutha

By |December 19th, 2013|

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 […]

Ewan McLennan Wins Songwriting Competition

By |October 2nd, 2013|

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.

2014 Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert Date

By |October 2nd, 2013|

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!

New CD : 40 Years On – Justice for Victor Jara

By |September 23rd, 2013|

The Trust launched at our Justice for Victor Jara concert on Monday 16th September a new 7 track CD of Chile related songs. The songs are from Peggy Seeger, Adam McNaughtan, Christy Moore, Carlos Arredondo, Rory McLeod and Dave Featherstone, all of whom, together with their record companies and music publishers, generously gave permission for us to use the materials; the CD also includes Alistair’s own Victor Jara of Chile. At just £5.00 the CD, which can be ordered […]