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United We Will Swim … Again

By |June 15th, 2015|

United We Will Swim …Again, a film, celebrating Govanhill Baths, directed by the Oscar nominated Fran Higson is previewing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, showing at 16:00 on June 20th at Cineworld; for more information see their FaceBook Page. The film will also be shown at an event in Oxford on July 10th; Peggy Seeger, who has been closely involved in the activism to save Temple Cowley Baths will be singing her song written for the campaign; listen […]

2015 Songs for Social Justice Award

By |June 13th, 2015|

The Songs for Social Justice Award for 2015 is now open, with a closing date of 31st October 2015. 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 and […]

Peggy Seeger Concerts in Scotland

By |June 13th, 2015|

Just a reminder that as part of her 80th Birthday Tour, Peggy will be doing concerts later this month in Scotland, as follows:
Friday 26th June Tollbooth, Stirling
Saturday 27th June Oran Mor, Glasgow
Sunday 28th June Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Peggy, the Patron of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust is accompanied in concert by her sons Neill and Calum.
Full details of this absolutely not to be missed tour can be found on Peggy’s website at http://www.peggyseeger.com/

Penny Stone and the Washington Post

By |April 20th, 2015|

Penny Stone from Edinburgh, winner of the 2012 AHMT Songs for Social Justice Award, singer, songwriter, activist, and campaigner for social justice, has appeared in a photograph on the front of The Washington Post on Wednesday 15th April, 2015! Penny is shown leading the singing at an anti-nuclear protest at Faslane submarine base.

May Day at The Steamie

By |April 15th, 2015|

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

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New Alan Dickson CD

By |April 14th, 2015|

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 […]

Tom Leonard Added to AHMT Concert

By |January 23rd, 2015|

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 […]

Nancy Kerr Receives 2014 AHMT Songs for Social Justice Award

By |January 22nd, 2015|

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.

Peggy Seeger Live on Tour in 2015.

By |December 8th, 2014|

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

By |November 22nd, 2014|

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.