University of the Highlands and Islands Liam Colgan Music Student Awards

These awards have been established by the family of Liam Colgan, to provide an opportunity for students to develop and enhance their songwriting and performing skills and to keep Liam’s music alive. It is an example of the great working partnership the Liam Colgan Music Fund has with the committed and excellent staff and students of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Peter Honeyman, Creative and Cultural Industries Subject Network Leader said:"Liam was an inspirational and highly committed performer and composer who impressed us all at Perth College UHI with his enthusiasm and energy. Songwriting was his passion and we are delighted that this generous award will allow others to pursue their own ambitions and dreams. Liam’s memory will live on in this award and the work of those who benefit from it."

Two annual awards have been provided:

The Liam Colgan Songwriting Award: to give an aspiring songwriter the opportunity to study the art and craft of songwriting with a master songwriter of their choice.

2019 recipient: Lora MacLeod


The Liam Colgan Music Production Award: to give an opportunity for music students to study the art and science of music production through tuition or studio time with a renowned producer of their choice.

2019 recipient: Liam Cole