Alistair Hulett, (October 15, 1951 -January 28, 2010) was an outspoken, staunchly leftwing singer and songwriter who built up a dedicated following in his native Scotland and in New Zealand and Australia, where he spent much of his life. His colourful, wildly varied musical career included work with the Australian folk-punk group Roaring Jack and a series of albums recorded with Dave Swarbrick, Britain's finest fiddle-player. For Swarbrick, Hulett was "committed, uncompromising and passionate, and the best songwriter since Ewan MacColl. I've worked with wonderful songwriters like Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny, but Alistair was spectacular."
Hulett became ill on New Year's Day (2010), and died only days after being diagnosed with cancer. He is survived by Fatima.
Source: Robin Denselow - guardian.co.uk