13 February 2010

The First Sydney Tribute to Alistair Hulett

Socialist Alternative is staging a memorial event for Alistair Hulett on Sunday 14 February 2010.

The memorial takes place at the Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire Street, Sydney, between 3pm and 6pm.

It will be an opportunity for people to catch up and to share their memories of Alistair. Speakers include Tim Anderson (the activist for whom Roaring Jack's 'Framed' was written) and representatives from the Cockatoo Island Shop Committee, the Free Bougainville Campaign and the Maritime Union of Australia.

There will be live music, and an open mike for anyone who feels the need to celebrate Alistair's life through words or song.

01 February 2010

Tributes to Alistair

Since Alistair's passing, numerous friends, fans and comrades have shared their memories of Alistair. The many touching tributes include the following:

Robin Denselow (The Guardian), 'Alistair Hulett Obituary'

Bruce Elder (Sydney Morning Herald), 'A Musician of Talent and Conviction'

Duroyan Fertl, 'Vale - Alistair Hulett'

Diane Fieldes, 'Alistair Hulett - Comrade and Friend'

John Kilbride, 'Glasgow Folk Musician Alistair Hulett Remembered'

Chris Mair, 'Alistair Hulett'

Dave Riley, 'Socialist Alliance Tribute to Alistair Hulett'

Jimmy Ross, 'Alistair Hulett, 1951-2010: Musician, Activist, Socialist'

David Rovics, 'In Memory of Alistair Hulett: Scottish Singer and Socialist'

Will Swan, 'In Memory of Alistair Hulett'

John Tognolini, 'Vale Alistair Hulett'

Legendary activist Tim Anderson has set up a Tribute to Alistair Hulett on Facebook, and this is a tremendous source of funny and touching memories of Alistair.

I will update this entry as more tributes come to light.