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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


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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


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Luan Parle & Clive Barnes Play Ballymore Acoustic Gigs Tomorrow Night

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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


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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


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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.

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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


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Finland!!!

All set for the slopes ?? #ski #slopes #snow #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #like for follow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #happy

Hey folks,

So Clive and I are back in Ireland now after having the most wonderful time playing in Finland.

On Thursday March 16th we played Molly Malone’s Helsinki to a wonderful audience. It was so great to see a lot of familiar faces who came to see us play at the Finland Irish Festival in September of last year. Everybody was in great spirits for the St Patrick’s celebrations. We stayed just a few doors down from Molly Malone’s at Cumulus City Hotel Helsinki which was very conveniently positioned right next door to a guitar store. Clive was in his element as you can see from the pic below…All I was thinking was how on earth are we going to carry home another guitar 😉 😉

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The following day we headed up to the town of Heinola to play the stunning RantaCasino owned by Stephen and Marika Cornin. We had a brilliant gig to a packed room.

The views from the venue are just so breathtaking I had to share a few pictures below.

RantaCasino lit up green for tonight's gig with Clive Barnes. Kicking off at 9.30pm.... @rantacasino_heinola #stpatricksday #happy #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #likeforfollow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike

What a view @rantacasino_heinola #stpatricksday #happy #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #like for follow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #irish

Clive took this amazing picture just before our gig at @rantacasino_heinola on Friday night...what a greenroom #heinola #rantacasino #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #likeforfollow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #happy #greenroom #picoftheday #instagood #instagram #photo

 

St Patrick's Day ?? at RantaCasino Heinola Finland. Really looking forward to tonight's gig with Clive Barnes. Kicking off at 9.30pm...see you there :) Happy St Patrick's Day!!! @rantacasino_heinola #stpatricksday #happy #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #likeforfollow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike

The following day we had free so Stephen and Marika very kindly brought us sightseeing and what wonderful sights we saw of the stunning Finland countryside. Of course I was not appropriately dressed for the snow…..in my defense the guitars took the luggage priority..Thankfully Markia’s beautiful Mom was on hand to lend me some snow boots :)

All set for the slopes ?? #ski #slopes #snow #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #like for follow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #happy

Frozen.....#nofilter #ice #lake #frozen #snow #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #like for follow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #happy

I could totally see myself living here :) #happy #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #like for follow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #irish #snow

So pretty ? #ice #lake #frozen #snow #finland #tour #musician #luanparle #clivebarnes #singer #songwriter #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #like for follow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #girlsinmusic #female #independent #independentartist #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #happy

Michelle Johnston of www.lookatmiclothing.com and 42 Michael’s Street Gorey very kindly kitted me out in her stunning dresses and handbag for the shows. Love this little black pleated skater dress available from the link below and in store for just €32
http://lookatmiclothing.com/product/pleated-skater-dress/

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And this gorgeous keyhole stylish skater dress available from the link below, also for just € 32

http://lookatmiclothing.com/product/keyhole-stylish-skater-dress/

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Her Sally Young handbag range are to die for. My Sally Young handbag was so handy for travelling and storing all my travel documents and cosmetics….

Finland bound ???? whoop @michellejohnston04 #finland #flying #airport #dublin #stpatricksday #week #weekend #thursday #followforfollow #follow4follow #follow4likes #like4likes #likeforfollow #shoutout #shoutoutforshoutout #shoutout4shoutout #commentforcomment #comment4comment #commentforlike #comment4like #excited #ireland #instagram #instagood #sallyyoung #bag

Don’t forget there’s free delivery on all orders over €100 within Ireland when you buy online

The hospitality we experienced was second to none. Huge thanks to Molly Malone’s and RantaCasino for having us, Mal for making it all happen and his beautiful wife, Max for his wonderful engineering skills, Stephen and Marika for their unbelievable kindness and hospitality, our great friend Paula and all our great Finnish friends…Thank you to the wonderful audience’s for being exactly that….just wonderful….

We will be back in Heionla Finland again this June 10th for the Heinola Irish Summer Festival at RantaCasino playing alongside Mundy and other fabulous musicians. You do not want to miss this one folks, it’s going to special…..

Chat to you soon,

Luan x


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Luan Parle & Clive Barnes Play Finland This Week!!!

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Hey guys,

Clive Barnes and I are so excited to return to Finland this week for the Finland St Patrick’s Festival.

We fly out this Thursday March 16th and after a quick stop at the Finland Irish Embassy we head on to play Molly Malone’s Helsinki. Gig starts at 8pm.

The following day (St Patrick’s Day March 17th) we make our way to the beautiful town of Heinola to play Casino Ranta March 17th.

Check out all details and google maps here

Cannot wait :) :)

Luan x


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[email protected] Fashion Official Opening In Gorey Tomorrow!!!

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Hey guys,

I’ve been working with an amazing online fashion website www.lookatmiclothing.com. [email protected] is an online supplier of all types of women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

Tomorrow, [email protected] will open the doors of their brand new premises at 42 Michael Street gorey Co Wexford and I cannot tell you how excited I am.

The official opening takes place from 4pm – 6pm with a mini fashion show which will showcase some of their fabulous stock.

Strawberries and champagne will be served while you browse, so why not round up the girls and get to 42 Michael Street tomorrow for a fabulous afternoon of ladies fashion.

Check out directions and map below…

See you there :)

Much love,

Luan