Alistair, based once again in Glasgow, continued to work solo to touring in double bills with US singer/songwriter David Rovics. Two more solo albums, In Sleepy Scotland and Riches And Rags, confirmed Alistair’s position as one of the most consistent songwriters, musicians and interpreters of the tradition in Scotland. Folk On Tap called him ‘One of the defining voices of Scottish music’ and a reviewer in the influential music magazine Roots wrote ‘Hulett is at once an intense singer, radiating conviction, and a genuinely imaginative lyricist.’
From 2006 until his death, and in partnership with 1960’s veteran Scots folksinger Jimmy Ross, Alistair performed word and song presentations with Powerpoint visual images at various events and festivals around the UK. Alistair and Jimmy shared a common political perspective, with both being deeply involved in socialist politics, and this bond is evident in the scripts they prepared together for the presentations – ‘Which Side Are You On? The Life And Times Of Pete Seeger’, ‘Ewan MacColl And The Politics Of The British Folk Revival’ and ‘Ireland – A History Of Struggle In Song’.
During this period Alistair also joined with some Yorkshire based musicians to form a five-piece, semi-electric band called The Malkies; Alistair’s first return to working with a full-time band since Roaring Jack called it a day in 1992. The Malkies debut, and as it so tragically turned out only, album, ‘Suited And Booted,’ was released in September 2008.