Published: 15/05/2018 17:00 - Updated: 15/05/2018 10:09

Hundreds pay tribute to Inverness musician

Written byNicole Webber


Liam Colgan funeral
Liam Colgan's mother Tricia leaves the John Fraser and Son funeral home with family ahead of hundreds of mourners.


Eamonn Colgan
Eamonn Colgan (right) paid tribute to his brother Liam at his funeral last week.

More than 400 people attended the funeral of Inverness-man Liam Colgan on Friday to celebrate his life with music and stories.

Footage of an energetic Liam performing in venues across Scotland welcomed those arriving to the ceremony, and emotional tales of his "dry wit and caring nature" gave an insight into Liam’s childhood.

Mr Colgan (29) disappeared while on his brother’s stag do in Hamburg in February. His family believe that he died as a result of a tragic accident.

His devastated brother, Eamonn Colgan, revealed during the service that after postponing his wedding to fiancé Susan Dolan, the pair will be married in October.

He added that Liam will be with them in spirit.

Brian Colgan, Liam’s father, opened the tributes with stories from Liam’s early life, highlighting his love of performing, music and football.

Liam’s best friend Sean Fleming also thanked his friend for introducing him to music and performing with him.

"Music is a big part of my life and it is the greatest gift Liam has ever given me," he said.

Songs by Liam’s favourite bands, Oasis and the Editors, also played during the service and there was a strong presence of Liam’s own music as well.

A Way Of Life, by his band Waterday, was played and extracts of his lyrics were read.

A collection from his funeral also raised funds for the Lucie Blackman Trust, the charity that helped to support his family while they searched for Liam.

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