Ballyporeen Music Festival & Irish Festival Finland This July

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Hello friends,

Hope you’re all enjoying the great weather.

Just checking in to let you know about two really fantastic festivals Clive Barnes and I will be playing over the next couple of weeks.

This Saturday night July 20th we headline The Ballyporeen Music Makers Festival Co Tipperary. You can purchase tickets for the gig for €15 or weekend tickets for all shows for €35

“Ballyporeen is set to host a major music festival over the weekend from July 19-21. With over 20 acts performing over the weekend there is something for everyone’s taste in the Ballyporeen Music Maker festival. The main centre on the Saturday will play host to Luan Parle and Clive Barnes with just a small amount of weekend tickets left”

Get your tickets now before they sell out from the link below;
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballyporeen-music-maker-festiv… BallyporeenCommunity Council

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We are heading back to Finland this July 27th to play the Irish Festival at RantaCasino Restaurant Heinola and we cannot wait!!!

The festival is set in one of the most stunning locations and we feel so lucky that we get to play there.

Tickets are priced at €18 and available to purchase from the link below.


Can’t wait to see all our friends :)

L xx

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Happy Monday!!!

Hope you all had a fab weekend and feel rejuvenated and rested and I’m about to make your Monday even better!!!!

For a limited time only I’m giving away a FREE download to all my mailing list subscribers.

With a new album coming out this year and lots of exciting happenings planned, you’ll hear first hand all the latest news when you sign up to my mailing list AND receive a track from my last EP release ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!!

Get yours now by signing up and you will receive your FREE download within 24 hours….


Enjoy my friends,

Luan x




Delighted to announce this amazing prize courtesy of the 4 star luxury Killashee Hotel & Spa Co Kildare.


Last week I visited secondary schools in Co Kildare as part of RTÉ One ‘Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song’ & to celebrate that, Killashee Hotel & Spa have kindly given us this incredible prize to give away!!!

Win an overnight stay for two people, dinner in the bistro PLUS full Irish breakfast & use of the leisure facilities.

Simply LIKE the @luanparle Facebook page, like and share the post (direct link here) and tag who you would bring along for the chance to win. You MUST like the @luanparle Facebook page to enter.

All entries will be placed in a hat and the winner will be announced Friday March 1st via a live video stream on my @luanparle Facebook page.

Valid Sunday to Thursday….

Don’t forget to follow all my latest stories & behind the scenes on Instagram & Snapchat. Just follow follow the links below


The Weir Folk Club is delighted to present Luan Parle & Clive Barnes live at An Seomra, Wallis Bar, Midleton, Co Cork Friday April 12th.

Show starts at 8pm. Adm €15.

Tickets available in Wallis Bar, Midleton, Co Cork.

Phone : (021) 463 3185
Contact Email : [email protected]
Contact Website : https://www.facebook.com/weirfolkclub/

Facebook Event Page;


Late Late Show Performance, Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song RTÉ One & More


Hey guys,

Hope you’re all having a great start to the new year so far. My 2019 has started off with a bang!!!

Last Friday night I joined Paddy Casey, Davey Cashin, Eleanor McEvoy, Loah, Sive, Sibéal Ní Chaside, Mike Hanrahan, Gavin Glass, Phelim Drew & Daoirí Farrell for a performance of Raglan Road as part of Tradfest 2019. I was so thrilled & honoured to be invited to perform the song alongside such Irish legends.

Also launched on the night was the search for Ireland’s Greatest Folk Song which I am so excited to be a part of.

Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song, is a brand new RTÉ 5-part series and national campaign hosted by Irish singer & folk legend Mary Black in association with IMRO Ireland which begins on One 21st April.

As part of the TV series & online initiative I will be visiting secondary schools around Ireland hosting songwriting workshops along with some very special musical guests which we start filming next week!!!

Between now and 8th February, you can log onto www.rte.ie/culture and nominate your favourite folk song!!!
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Watch the Late Late show performance below…


I had a lot of requests asking where the dress was from and also looking to see it full length. So below, here it is :) I bought it in Folkster Kilkenny. Check out their fab website here


On the gig front we have just announced our first list show of 2019. Friday April 12th Clive Barnes & I play The Weir Folk Club, Midleton Co Cork. Tickets are available to purchase now from Wallis Bar, 74 Main Street Midleton for €15.
Shows at The Weir Folk Club always sell out fast so our advice is to get them quick.
Phone : (021) 463 3185
Contact Email : [email protected]
Contact Website : https://www.facebook.com/weirfolkclub/


And finally (for this post at least :) ) I am back in the studio recording vocals for my new album. I’m almost at final recording stages so it’s getting very exciting now…I just can’t wait for you all to hear these brand new tracks…
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Chat to y’all very soon,

Luan x




Happy New Year folks,

Hope y’all had a lovely Christmas & are having a great start to 2019. I have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for this year, the big one being the release of my new album which I’ve been recording since last April.

I signed my first record deal with Ainm Records when I was 12 following an appearance on RTE 1’s Kenny Live, just an innocent fresh faced young one…I recorded my first album ‘First Impressions’ & that was it…I was bitten by the bug.

I signed my next record deal at 20 with Sony Music, signed again when Sony merged with BMG & signed for a third time with Sony when they became just ‘Sony’ once more. I spent a long time flying back & forth to London & America working with some of the worlds most successful Grammy winning songwriters & producers to release my next album ‘Free’ which was produced by ‘Altered Images’ drummer & guitarist Stephen Lironi. I also recorded an album with Grammy winning producer Bill Bottrell in Mendocino California (Michael Jackson, Shelby Lynne, Tom Petty, Prince etc) which has yet to be released.

By now I had signed a management contract in London with Twenty First Music Management which was owned by Elton John. One of the highlights for me was opening for Elton 3 nights at the Hammersmith Apollo with my then UK based band before we toured all over the UK.

In 2010 I released ‘The Full Circle’ independently. Up to that point I had spent most of my life signed and so it felt like the right thing to do for me at that time both musically & personally, I learned first hand the day to day workings of running your own record label…a great learning experience. ‘Roll The Dice’ EP followed after that which was another independent release.

With over 20 years working as a professional musician & still only in my 30’s I have never been as excited for an album release as I am for this next one. The fire in my belly has only ignited & the recording process has been an absolute joy.

It’s 80 percent recorded & then will be ready for mixing & mastering….

I cannot wait to share this with you all, watch this space :)

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings make sure that you’re following me on all my social media accounts. See links below…

Luan x








Upcoming Shows This September & October


Hey hey there :)

Hope y’all are having a great week so far.

Following our tour of the islands, Leslie Dowdall & I have decided to take our double headline show to the stunning Gealach Gorm Theatre, Kill, Co Waterford this Saturday night September 29th followed by the wonderful Hotspot Music Club in Greystones Friday October 5th.

Tickets are selling fast for both venues so our advice is to get them now.

Tickets for The Gealach Gorm Theatre are priced at €15 on the door €12 if purchased beforehand. Book by calling or texting 086 856 9358.

Tickets for The Hotpot Music Club Greystones are priced at €12 with a €10 early bird option. Book yours by phoning 087 291 7519

Can’t wait to see you there :)


Slovakia & Czech Republic Festival Tour

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Hi guys,

John and I are so looking forward to returning to Slovakia this week to headline FestDobréRybníky July 28th along with many other festivals in Slovakia & the Czech Republic including a TV appearance on Slovakia’s biggest TV show Teleráno, Televízia Markíza this Thursday July 26th. 

Keep an eye on my Facebook page for regular updates. 

You can purchase tickets for FestDobréRybníky here

We look forward to seeing you there.

Much love,

Luan xx


Luan Parle & Clive Barnes Play Wexford Arts Centre July 14th

Hey folks,

Hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful weather, we could all really get used to it.

I’m delighted to tell you that Saturday July 14th Clive Barnes & I return to play one of our favourite venues and also where I shot the video for my ‘Roll The Dice’ single (see video below) The Wexford Arts Centre

Tickets for the show at The Wexford Arts Centre are priced at €12 and available to purchase online here or by calling The Wexford Arts Centre Box Office at; 053 912 3764 

For further information check out www.luanparle.com/shows