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Interview with Penny Stone on ‘Breaking the Silence’

By |June 9th, 2012|United Kingdom|

Winner of the Songs for Social Justice Award Competition 2012 United Kingdom: Penny Stone for 'Breaking the Silence' Q1. Penny, congratulations of winning the first AHMT Award for the Song of Social Justice. How did it feel? A: Surprising! Q2. Tell us about your winning song and what motivated you to write it. A: The song Breaking the Silence is the result of a lot of research into the experiences of Israeli soldiers drafted and sent to occupy [...]

Still Life: Tales from the West Bank Concert at Govanhill Baths

By |May 23rd, 2012|United Kingdom|

The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust is sponsoring a performance of Still Life: Tales from the West Bank, a 75 minute show performed by Karen Chalk and Penny Stone, based on their experiences as human rights observers with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) in the occupied Palestinian territories. The show will take place at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow on Saturday 9th June, doors open at 19:00. Entry is free, but there will be a collection, proceeds of which [...]

Great Gig From David Rovics

By |March 12th, 2012|United Kingdom|

It was standing room only at Roxy 171 in Glasgow yesterday evening for the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust / Left in the Dark collaborative concert. Alt country duo The Dirt provided a fine opening followed by an excellent 100 min set from David Rovics, who ranged across topics from Fracking to the The Saint Patrick’s Brigade, and from Gaza to Alaska. David and Alistair toured and worked together on many occasions, and they were great friends. David is a stirring [...]

David Rovics Brought to you by AHMT and Left In The Dark

By |February 3rd, 2012|United Kingdom|

The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust in collaboration with Left In The Dark is bringing David Rovics, an outstanding writer and performer of songs of social significance to The Roxy 171 on Great Western Road at 19:00 on Sunday March 11th. Tickets are just £5.00 on the door.

Song Competition – Listen to Some Great Songs!

By |January 25th, 2012|United Kingdom|

As previously reported, the first AHMT Songs for Social Justice Competition was won by Edinburgh-based Penny Stone with her song Breaking the Silence; and just a reminder that Penny will be perorming her song at the Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert on Saturday 28th January (see Celtic Connections website for more information). The judges - our Trust Patron Peggy Seeger, along with Roy Bailey and Karine Polwart - had a difficult task indeed to decide on the top songs from the [...]

Song Competition Winner Announced!

By |December 21st, 2011|United Kingdom|

The winning entry of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust Song Competition is Penny Stone for her song Breaking the Silence. We would like to thank all those who entered the competition. The judges all agreed that this was a very difficult task as all the entries were of an exceptional standard. We would like to thank the judges Karine Polwart, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger for their expert opinions and for the amount of time they spent judging the competition. [...]

Second Alistair Hulett Memorial Concert Details

By |November 1st, 2011|United Kingdom|

The programme for the 2012 Celtic Connections with details of our second Alistair Hulett memorial Concert has been published. Following the great success of the first concert, the 2012 concert will again take place on the date of Alistair's death, January 28th. To quote from the Celtic Connections programme the concert will "pay tribute to a much-loved local hero in this field, with a second musical gathering in memory of singer, songwriter, socialist and revolutionary Alistair Hulett (1951-2010). The line-up [...]

Songwriting Competition Now Closed for 2011

By |November 1st, 2011|United Kingdom|

The 2011 Songs for Social Justice Competition, encouraging aspiring and established singer/songwriters to create new songs centred around themes of social justice, has now closed. We have received 18 submissions, and in general terms the quality of the songs is high indeed. The judges are now settling down to a very difficult task, and we hope to announce results by the end of November. There are no losers in our competition, but the song selected as the most outstanding will [...]

Marxism For Our Time

By |October 19th, 2011|United Kingdom|

The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust took part in the Marxism For Our Time event held at Oran Mor, Glasgow, on Sunday 16th October. The Trust ran a stall selling CDs and promoting the Trust and its work. The event was an evening of speeches, films and songs to launch Ian Birchall’s new book Tony Cliff : a Marxist For His Time, and to highlight the growing resistance to the bosses, bankers, and the Tories. Songs were provided by Trustee Jimmy [...]

Alistair Hulett Tribute Night

By |September 23rd, 2011|United Kingdom|

Alistair Hulett Tribute Night Friday 21st October 2011 Irvine Watersports Club Guests: Jimmy Ross/Finlay Allison Susan McClure Peter Nardini Alasdair Roberts Entry £10 (pay on door) / £8 concession (TMSA) All profits to the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust