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« on: January 28, 2010, 10:47:30 PM »

I am tremendously sad to I tell you that my dear friend Alistair Hulett died earlier this evening.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 10:52:12 PM »

I am so very sorry to hear this news, my condolences and best wishes to his family..
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 11:03:58 PM »

Such sad news. RIP Alistair.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 11:17:39 PM »

I am so sorry to hear that. I know you said he was ill when I saw you the other day but I had no idea it was so close. Please pass on my sympathies to the family.

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 11:32:48 PM »

I am very sorry to hear the news.

I saw him with Swarb - a powerful and passsionate singer.

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 11:51:31 PM »

This is tragic news- thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. I met him once, very briefly, but a very talented, sincere and thoughtful man, with genuine principals of social justice, which he expressed through his excellent songs.  RIP Alistair...
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 01:01:34 AM »

The sadness that Swarb and others express here is shared by many around the world.  Myself included; I'd known Ally for around 20 years from the Roaring Jack days and he was always a caring, sincere person.  As expressed through his songs.  The fact that this was quite sudden and unexpected doesn't make it easier, either.  But we are all sharing the same feelings.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010, 01:15:00 AM »

Very sorry to hear this news.  Sad
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010, 07:04:40 AM »

sorry to hear this swarb Sad
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 08:53:15 AM »

So sorry, Swarb - my deepest condolences to you and Alistair's friends and family.

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010, 10:20:02 AM »

My condolences too.. sad news.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 11:30:37 AM »

He was a bonnie fechter, as we say.

I'll listen to Red Clydeside tonight.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 11:35:34 AM »

Such incredibly sad news. All my best to friends and family.

Without a doubt, the wonderful songs will live on. It is a testament to Alistair's work that some have already been wholeheartedly embraced by the tradition.

I will not forget the words of encouragement he offered me as a support artist and the powerful performance.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010, 12:53:58 PM »

Very sad. A wonderful musician and songwriter. He'll be sorely missed.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2010, 02:21:06 AM »

There's now a tribute page on Facebook - do a search for "Alistair Hulett Tribute".  Some of his fellow musicians are there - and it was started by Tim Anderson, who Alistair wrote about in the Roaring Jack song "Framed"...
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010, 03:10:29 AM »

Damme, i had no idea who you guys were talking about. Now I'm so sorry his music passed me by.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010, 04:04:59 PM »


I hope no one minds me posting this from Fatima, Alistair's partner.
I'm simply devastated. Loved Alistair from the very first time I heard the glorious racket that was Roaring Jack. Always enjoyed our long (very!) chats on the phone. Always felt secretly ashamed by his continued activism and my lack of it. I'll miss him.
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Dear Friends,

It is with overwhelming sadness I write to report the death of Alistair Hulett – singer, songwriter, international socialist, revolutionary, ecologist, community activist and my partner and best friend of 17 years.

Alistair died on Thursday evening, January 28 at 6:30pm at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. Many friends have been shocked by the severity and speed of his deterioration, none more so than myself.

Alistair became ill very suddenly on New Year's Day and was hospitalised on January 5 with suspected food poisoning. Liver failure was later diagnosed and it was hoped that he could receive a liver transplant, but further investigation revealed a very aggressive form of cancer which had already spread from his liver to his lungs and stomach. Alistair died peacefully only days after the cancer was first detected.

His funeral will be held at Linn Crematorium in Lainshaw Drive on Friday 5 Feb at 1:30pm, with a reception afterwards (venue for this will be advised once it's confirmed).

I would like to thank, with all my heart, the hundreds of people who wrote letters, sent emails, cards and left telephone messages of support during his short illness. They were a huge comfort to myself and his family.

A memorial will also be held in Sydney organised by his family and friends in the next couple of months.

Alistair 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 of humanity. The world was a better place for knowing him and is a sadder place for his loss. He leaves a great legacy in his music that will continue to bring inspiration to many who, like him, believed a better world was possible.

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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 08:54:53 AM »

Alistair's funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Linn Crematorium in Glasgow.
The service opened with Swarb playing The Flowers of the Forest and My Heart's in New South Wales.
Thereafter, the music included Farewell Sorrow, Hamish Henderson's Freedom Come All Ye, the Malkies' Quite Early Morning (written by Pete Seeger) and Adam McNaughton singing his own composition, Yellow on the Broom.  The service finished with The Internationale and then piper Donald Linsday playing Alistair's own composition, The Dark Loch.

A beautiful and moving service and tribute to a lovely man.

Our thoughts and best wishes go to Fatima.

Rest in peace, Ally.
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2010, 11:44:18 AM »

Obit in today's Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/09/alistair-hulett-obituary
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2010, 12:52:47 PM »



nice tribute and well done the guardian for printing it
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