Irish Tour Continues This Week In Cork & Dublin!!!

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Hi guys,

This week Clive Barnes and I play Cork & Dublin!!!!

Tomorrow night April 20th we return to one of our favourite venues, The White Horse Ballinollig Co Cork, Saturday night April 22nd we play the stunning Draiocht Arts Centre Blanchardstown Co Dublin.

Tickets are selling fast, book them here

Looking forward to seeing you there and please spread the word to all your Cork and Dublin friends…..

Luan x


Luan Parle & Clive Barnes Live Performance on Ireland AM TV3 This Friday!!!!

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Hey folks,

Clive Barnes and I are delighted to announce that we will perform live on Ireland AM TV3 this coming Friday morning April 14th ahead of our upcoming Irish tour dates together.

Thursday April 20th we play The White Horse Ballincollig, Saturday April 22nd The Draiocht Arts Centre Blanchardstown Co Dublin and May 05th we play The Coastguard Cultural Centre Tramore Co Waterford.

Tune in around 10.20am for interview and live performance and don’t forget to text and tweet the show :) Text AM Plus your comment to 53131 (Texts cost 30c) or tweet the show  

Luan x


Luan Parle & Clive Barnes Play Ballymore Acoustic Gigs Tomorrow Night


Hi guys,

Clive Barnes and I are really excited to return to Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace Co Kildare tomorrow night Monday April 10th to play Ballymore Acoustic Gigs which is run by the wonderful Roy Thompson. A special room and always a special night created by the wonderful audience, the ambiance and Roy.

BAG – Ballymore Acoustic Gigs – takes its name from the village of Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, where live Roots Music gigs have been hosted for over 20 years, featuring the best of Irish and overseas singer/songwriters and musicians. The Ballymore gig has a tradition of being a listening room; performers are afforded the best of order and respect during their performance.

Time : 8.30pm
Venue : Mick Murphys Ballymore Eustace
Address : Main Street Ballymore Eustace
Contact Email : [email protected]

Admission €12

Can’t wait to see you there,

Luan x


IMRO Secondary Schools Songwriting Workshops

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Hi guys,

Well I had the most wonderful couple of days songwriting with the students from Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co Carlow and the TY girls from Presentation Secondary School Wexford.

I have partnered up with IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) to bring songwriting workshops to 5 secondary schools around the country, and once again I was blown away by the talent in both schools.

The themes and ideas the students put forward were refreshing and inspiring. In just under two hours both days the students had written a song from scratch and performed it. A wonderful achievement.

Lorraine (from IMRO) and I were made feel so welcome in the schools and really loved working with the students.

Muine Bheag Vocational School have posted their song ‘Change’ on their Facebook page if you want to pop on over for a listen here. Presentation School Wexford will post their song ‘Lucy Mai’ on their page shortly.

Looking forward to the next ones later in the month :)

Luan x


Listen to Interview & Live Performance On KCLR 96FM


Hey guys,

I had a wonderful time this morning chatting with the lovely Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on KCLR 96FM ahead of my upcoming songwriting workshops with IMRO in secondary schools. The first workshops starts this Monday in Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co. Carlow.

Listen to the interview and live performance of ‘Day Is Done’ from my EP ‘Roll The Dice’ below…

Feel free to share,

Luan :)


Live On KCLR FM Tomorrow Morning Ahead Of IMRO Songwriting Workshops


Hi folks,

I’m delighted to tell you that I will be live on air with the very lovely John Masterson on KCLR FM tomorrow morning just after 11am.

I will be chatting with John about my upcoming songwriting workshop in Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co. Carlow this Monday morning.

I am partnering up with IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) to bring 2/3 hour workshops to 5 selected secondary schools in Ireland funded by IMRO.

You might remember a few years back I held a songwriting workshop with the transition year girls from Presentation Secondary School Clonmel in association with IMRO for RTE’s Big Music Week.

The song written during my workshop titled ‘My Hero’ became a great success and was released for St Vincent De Paul Charity two weeks before Christmas reaching number 7 in the Irish charts. Paddy Power was even taking bets for a Christmas number 1.

The workshop will consist of two / three hours focusing on lyrics, melody, songwriting & performance, Q & A and a  fully composed song written by the end of the workshop which the participants can record on their phones etc and perform.

Dates / times and locations are as follows;
April 03rd – Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co. Carlow 9-11 am 
April 04th – Presentation School Wexford – 9-11am
April 24th – Colaiste Chill Mhantain Wicklow 9-11am
April 27th – Scoil Mhuire Clane – 12pm – 3.45pm (including lunch break)
May 03rd – St Declan‘s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.10am – 1pm
Listen in live on kclr96fm and don’t forget to text and tweet the show :)
Text 083 306 9696
Tweet @kclr96fm
Luan x


Winner Announced Tonight At 9PM For Ticket Giveaway & Overnight Stay

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Hi guys,

Thank you all so much for entering our competition to win two tickets to see Clive Barnes and myself play at Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace on 10th April, an overnight stay in a fabulous suite for two people sharing AND full Irish breakfast at the stunning 4**** luxury Killashee Hotel & Spa Kildare courtesy of Killashee Hotel & Spa.


You have still time enter the competition…Simply LIKE the @Luan Parle Facebook page, like and share the post (It’s pinned to the top of the Facebook page) and tag who you would bring along for the chance to win.

The lucky winner will be announced on @Luan Parle Facebook page toight Friday 24th March at 9pm. T&C’s apply.

Good luck everyone and get liking and sharing.

Much love,

Luan x


Gealach Gorm Singer Songwriter Festival Waterford Tomorrow SOLD OUT!!!


Hi guys,

I’m really delighted to let you know that The Gealach Gorm Singer Songwriter Festival Co Waterford alongside the wonderful Karan Casey – www.karancasey.com and Those Sensible Shoes – www.thosesensibleshoes.com tomorrow night March 25th is now SOLD OUT!!!!!

The Gealach Gorm Singer Songwriter Festival takes place at The Gealach Gorm Theater, Kill Community Center Co. Waterford tomorrow night at 8PM.

See you there,

L x