Alistair Hulett was a singer, songwriter, international socialist and revolutionary. He was a kind, gentle man who was committed to fighting for a better world – a world based on the principles of justice, equality, love and respect for all humanity.
Alistair died after a short illness on 28 January 2010 aged just 59 and on Friday 28 January 2011 there was a very special Alastair Hulett Tribute concert with special guests at St Andrew’s-in-the-Square, Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2011.
It was a year to the day of the Tribute concert since the sudden loss of Alistair, remembered equally for his music and as a tireless crusader against injustice and oppression in all forms. Indeed, his songs often gave direct, eloquent expression to such concerns, throughout a career that began ‘Down Under’ in Australia via the band Roaring Jack, taking in an extended collaboration with English fiddle icon Dave Swarbrick, before going mainly solo back in Glasgow from the mid-1990s.
Swarbrick features among a line-up of friends gathered to celebrate Hulett’s life and legacy, also including Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart, Roy Bailey, Rory McLeod, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan.
Celtic Music Radio felt honoured to record the event and it can be heard on Saturday 26 March at 2.00pm with a edited repeat at 10.00pm.