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 Wednesday 3rd December, at the Pearce Institute The free book distribution at this screening has been funded by an Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust Award.
'Still Ragged' is a 75 minute documentary about Robert Tressell's 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', published in 1914. The film charters the impact of the book on people's lives and it's continual relevance today, as well as the fascinating origin of the manuscript. The film features Ricky Tomlinson, Dennis Skinner MP, Tom Watson MP as well as playwrites, singers and other fans of the book telling how Tressell's work has influenced them personally and politically. The AHMT is proud to sponsor [...]
Sat 15 nov 7.30pm Kelvinbridge Parish Church Hall, 62 Belmont Street, Glasgow G20 6JR Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) available from alistairhulett.com/shop For information call 07590 556 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org In a new and expanded version of their tribute to folk legend Pete Seeger, who died this year aged 94, Jimmy Ross and Finlay Allison are joined by fiddler Gillian Frame, a former young traditional musician of the year, and Penny Stone, a singer/songwriter and peace activist. They will perform [...]
Ewan McLennan, described by Colin Irwin as "the perfect embodiment of Scottish folk song", has included Granite Cage, Alistair's powerful song about John MacLean's final prison term in Peterhead Prison, on his new CD Stories Still Untold. You can catch Ewan singing Granite Cage at the 2013 Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust concert at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot9uiMn0zWk
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 [...]
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 [...]