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Alistair Hulett

Alistair Hulett

(1951 – 2010)

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Alistair Hulett

Alistair Hulett
(1951 – 2010)

In memory of

Alistair Hulett

(1951 – 2010)
About Alistair
This is a tribute to Alistair Hulett. Alistair Hulett was a Scottish acoustic folk singer and revolutionary socialist, best known as the singer of the folk punk band, Roaring Jack.
Born in Glasgow, Alistair Hulett discovered traditional music as an early teen and began playing the folk circuit in New Zealand in 1968, after immigrating with his family. By 1971, he relocated to Australia continuing to perform at festivals. In the early 1980s Alistair Hulett founded the folk punk five piece, Roaring Jack, and opened for international acts such as Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Men They Couldn't Hang. The band was nominated for two ARIA Music Awards during their career.
Alistair Hullett's first solo CD, Dance
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of the Underclass, was released in 1991 and was completely acoustic, featuring contributions from other members of Roaring Jack, and a rendition of The Internationale. The album was hailed as a folk classic, with the song, He Fades Away, being covered by Roy Bailey and June Tabor, and later by Andy Irvine. Both He Fades Away and Blue Murder were featured on the Niamh Parsons album Old Simplicity. A second album, In The Back Streets Of Paradise, was released in 1994, and was a collection of songs originally intended as the next Roaring Jack's release.
In addition to his solo albums, Alistair Hulett worked with Dave Swarbrick of Fairport Convention, producing three albums, and towards the end of his life, formed
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a new band, The Malkies, with whom he released one album.
In 1995, Alistair Hulett co-founded the Australian Trotskyist organisation Socialist Alternative. In his later life he became less politically active but remained committed to the project of the International Socialist Tendency and close to Socialist Alternative.
Alistair Hulett passed away on the 28th January 2010. This is a memorial dedicated to Alistair Hulett in honour of his life, his beliefs and his music. May he rest in peace.
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Alistair Hulett

This is a tribute to Alistair Hulett. Alistair Hulett was a Scottish acoustic folk singer and revolutionary socialist, best known as the singer of the folk punk band, Roaring Jack.
Born in Glasgow, Alistair Hulett discovered traditional music as an early teen and began playing the folk circuit in New Zealand in 1968, after immigrating with his family. By 1971, he relocated to Australia continuing to perform at festivals. In the early 1980s Alistair Hulett founded the folk punk five piece, Roaring Jack, and opened for international acts such as Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Men They Couldn't Hang. The band was nominated for two ARIA Music Awards during their career.
Alistair Hullett's first solo CD, Dance...

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