Sinead Murphy, winner of the 2017 Colin Vearncombe Memorial Bursary for songwriters studying at the Cork School of Music, is launching a new LP on July 15th 2018, at The Roundy, Cork. Event page link here.
Updates and insights from Black HQ. Short and informative posts in which we’ll tell you what’s planned, why we’re doing what we’re doing and let you know how you can help.
To mark the first anniversary of Colin’s death we’d like to share ‘Black is the Colour of Hope’, a beautiful song that Colin had started work on the melody with Chris McDonald and Rod da Rosa towards the end of 2015. Chris and Rod finished the song after Colin died, so we invited them to […]
The shockwave caused by Colin’s death continues to reverberate around the globe. We’ve received messages of love, loss and sadness from tens of thousands of fans from all over the planet. We’re reminded every day that Colin’s music has touched a great many more people than we, or even he, knew. Many have expressed the […]
Announcing the release of the Double-CD Any Colour You Like Deluxe Edition – 9th December 2016. The package combines the original 16 track compilation CD (now sold out) with an extra CD of 10 tracks that Colin selected to complement the 12″ vinyl releases. The two discs are packaged in a hardback cover with a gorgeous 64 page […]
The official inquest into Colin’s death was held in Ireland yesterday (20th October). Cork City Coroner’s Court returned a verdict of accidental death and the case is now closed. Closure of a different sort is of course very difficult (if not impossible) for us, but this verdict has given us some comfort. All of us […]
News of availability of promo copies of When It’s Over…
Everyone at Black HQ has been devastated by what happened in January. We had so many plans for 2016 and were looking forward to more live shows with several bookings already confirmed, writing trips had been arranged, new recordings planned, and we had new ideas for the back catalogue and the poetry books. It was […]
We have a small number of the Order of Services left from the memorial. You can get a printed one, on a first come, first served basis by sending a stamped self addressed envelope (SAE) to: Nero Schwarz Ltd P.O.Box 109 Liverpool L18 8WX They’re limited to one per household, and sending a SAE does […]
Details of a memorial service for Colin.
You’ll never walk alone.