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Luan Parle Songwriting Workshops Kilkenny

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Hey folks,

I’m so excited to announce that I will host a 4 week songwriting workshop in Gaelscoil Osraí Kilkenny, commencing Monday January 15th and continue January 22nd, January 29th and February 5th.

The workshop for 11 – 17 years will take place weekly from 6pm to 7pm while the workshop for 18 years and over will take place weekly from 7pm – 8pm.

Cost of the workshop is 25 euros weekly or you can purchase as a package online for a reduced rate of € 80.00…. a perfect Christmas present for the budding songwriter in your life.

PURCHASE HERE 

When purchasing online, just pop your age category in the additional information box.

Below you can check out RTÉ 1 Nationwide’s recent coverage of the workshops….

AN INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING – 4 WEEK WORKSHOP 

Have you ever wanted to write a song?

Luan Parle & Gaelscoil Osraí have joined forces to bring this exclusive songwriting workshop to Kilkenny.

The workshop is one hour per week for 4 weeks and focuses on songwriting & performance.

Workshop participants will also learn about the day to day workings of the music industry from a professional musician and receive guidance if looking to pursue a career in music.

A Little About Luan

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades. Her top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.
Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Parle signed with Elton Johns Management Company Twenty First Artists and Sony Music Ireland.

Parle is a director of IASCA – Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers And Authors

Over the past 10 years, Luan has been bringing songwriting & performance workshops to people of all ages around Ireland through her own company LPR Records, through IMRO, Music Generation, The International Literature Festival Dublin among other organisations.
Luan held a songwriting workshop with the transition year girls from Presentation Secondary School Clonmel in association with IMRO for RTE’s Big Music Week some years back. The song written during the 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.

You can watch the video below…

In April of this year Luan brought 5 songwriting workshops in association with IMRO to 5 secondary schools around the country including CCM in Wicklow. Luan organised for producer Gavin Ralston to visit the school and record the song written during the workshop with the students.

Luan released the song through her own record label LPR Records on September 22nd 2017 donating all proceeds to The Irish Heart Foundation for prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The single which  was launched by Minister For Health Simon Harris, went straight to no,1 in iTunes and no.10 in the official single download charts Friday September 29th.

So whether you are looking for a career as a songwriter or just as a hobby this is the workshop for you…..


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Appearing on RTÉ 1 Nationwide Friday October 27th 7pm

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Hey folks,

I am so excited to announce that I will appear on RTÉ 1’s Nationwide this Friday October 27th at 7pm.

Last May I conducted an IMRO songwriting workshop at St Declan‘s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. RTÉ 1’s Nationwide filmed the workshop and later called in for a cuppa and a chat.

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The episode will be aired this Friday October 27th at 7pm.

Luan x


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“Acoustic Tour” Dates Just Announced

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Good morning :)

On Monday night I announced via a live Facebook stream that I’ll be playing some shows this November!!!!

You can watch it back below……

Over the coming days more tour dates will be announced but in the meantime please see list of venues below….

Nov 3rd – Troubadour Club Tralee Co Kerry
Nov 16th – Boyles of Slane Co Meath
Nov 18th –  Gallery Wine Bar Westport Co Mayo
Nov 19th – The Gallery Sessions Gort Co Galway
Nov 20th – The Secret Garden Cafe Galway

For tickets and further information please go to http://www.luanparle.com/shows

For some time now, I’ve been writing for my new album which I hope to release in 2018. I’m very excited to try out some of these new tunes that I’ve been working on while also playing songs from my back catalog.

I’m also super excited to announce that I’ll be joined onstage by my brother John. Watch a video below from a recent TV performance during our Summer tour in Slovakia.

Spread the word and can’t wait to see you there,

Luan x

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5 Week Songwriting Workshop Commencing Wednesday November 04th

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AN INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING – 5 WEEK WORKSHOP in association with wicklownews.net 
Signup by filling out the contact form and include your age; http://www.luanparle.com/contact/ or emailing [email protected]

Commencing Wednesday October 04th – Wednesday November 01st

6.30pm – 7.30pm 11 – 15 years

7.45pm – 8.45pm Adults (16 and over)

Cost € 120

5 Week Songwriting Workshopwith Luan Parle
Have you ever wanted to write a song? Well Wicklownews.net and Luan Parle have joined forces to bring a 5 week songwriting workshop course exclusively to the wicklownews.net Head Quarters commencing this October. If you would like to put your name forward for the workshop please send your name and age to [email protected] and you will be contacted shortly. Places are limited so don’t delay.

Over the past 10 years, Luan has been bringing songwriting & performance workshops to people of all ages around Ireland through her own company LPR Records, through IMRO, Music Generation, The International Literature Festival Dublin among other organisations. 


Luan held a songwriting workshop with the transition year girls from Presentation Secondary School Clonmel in association with IMRO for RTE’s Big Music Week some years back. The song written during the 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. You can watch the video below…


The workshop is one hour per week for 5 weeks and focuses on songwriting & performance. The workshop participants will also learn about the day to day workings of the music industry from a professional musician and receive guidance if looking to pursue a career in music.

RTE’s Nationwide recently filmed and covered one of Luan’s songwriting workshops which will be aired at a future date.

In April of this year Luan brought 5 songwriting workshops in association with IMRO to 5 secondary schools around the country including CCM in Wicklow. She was so impressed by the song written during the workshop that she organised for producer Gavin Ralston to visit the school and record the song with the students. Luan released the song as a single through her own record label LPR Records on September 22nd 2017 and donating all proceeds to The Irish Heart Foundation for prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The single was launched by Minister For Health Simon Harris, went straight to no,1 in iTunes and no.10 in the official single download charts Friday September 29th.

See first hand the workshop in action here;


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Students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin Reach **No.1 on iTunes & **No.10 in the Official Irish Single Download Charts

Minister, Simon Harris with Luan Parle and Teachers and students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáinat at the official lauch the single 'Your Love Still Guides My Way' by the students which reached number 1 in iTunes on the day with proceeds in aid of The Irish Heart Foundation and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The song was written during an IMRO songwriting workshop with Luan Parle. (Pic Michael Kelly)
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Students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin with Minister For Health Simon Harris, Singer/Songwriter Luan Parle, Music Teacher Claire McAdam & Principal Padraig Donoghue 
Last Friday, the students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin launched their charity single titled ‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’ with Minister For Health Simon Harris in attendance.

The single went straight to **no.1 on the iTunes chart and has reached **no.10 in the official single download charts this week (September 29th).

The official video for the single which features on Coláiste Chill Mhantáin’s Facebook page has received over 60,000 views, 1,000 likes and almost 700 shares.

The song was written with singer/songwriter Luan Parle during an IMRO songwriting & performance workshop last April and produced by Gavin Ralston. The students performed & played all instruments on the recording which has been released for The Irish Heart Foundation & The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

The song focuses on loved ones who have suffered a stoke, suffering with Alzheimer’s and other illnesses from the students own personal experiences.

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Irish Single Download Charts

‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’ by Students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, released September 22nd 2017. Available to purchase from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, listen on Spotify, Apple Music & Deezer
http://smarturl.it/SCCM_YourLove

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Coláiste Chill Mhantáin Make No.1 With Charity Single

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Coláiste Chill Mhantáin have made No.1 with their charity single “Your love still guides my way”

The single was launched yesterday morning at the Wicklow school, with Minister for Health Simon Harris.

All proceeds being donated to The Irish Heart Foundation & The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Buy your copy on iTunes now for just 99 cent:
https://goo.gl/5zeR1t

For a full list of digital stores see;
http://smarturl.it/SCCM_YourLove


‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’ by the students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin was written during one of my IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) songwriting workshops in April and produced by Gavin Ralston.

The single reached no.1 in the iTunes chart with all proceeds being donated to The Irish Heart Foundation & The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

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Listen back to the live coverage from the single launch on East Coast FM’s morning show with Declan Meehan below…

 

Luan xx


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Students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin To Release Charity Single This Friday September 22nd

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Hey guys,

This Friday September 22nd sees the release of ‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’ by students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow.

In April of this year, I teamed up with IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) again to bring 5 songwriting and performance workshops to secondary schools throughout Ireland.

One of the schools chosen for the workshop was Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow. I was so excited to revisit my old secondary school and see some of my old teachers but nothing could have prepared me for what I experienced when I walked into Miss McAdam’s 2nd – 6th year music students class. I was immediately taken by the students ability to play all their own instruments amazingly well. I knew instantly that this group of young people were very special.

I normally start my workshops by asking the students what’s going on in their lives at that moment as I feel it’s important that they write a song that’s personal to them. Straight away, one young girl called Irlanda started to speak about visiting her dad in hospital who has been recovering from a stroke for 5 years. I was touched immediately having only lost my own dad 4 months previous after battling a massive stroke for 5 years.

Other students starting opening up about their loved ones who are suffering from Alzheimer’s & other illnesses and by the end of the workshop ‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’ was born.

I felt the song was so special that I called my good friend Gavin Ralston who then visited the school to record and produce the song with the students who performed and played all instruments themselves. Colm Flynn was on hand to film the recording on the day.

The students were an absolute pleasure to work with and it was just lovely to see the encouragement within the classroom among the students and their teachers, a testament to a wonderful school that really cares.

This Friday September 22nd the single will be released with all proceeds being donated to The Irish Heart Foundation (for the prevention of heart attacks & stroke) and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The single is available to pre-order from iTunes for just 99 cent here

Watch the video below….

Please like, share and spread the word,

Luan x