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 myFacebookpage for regular updates.
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 onlinehere or by calling The Wexford Arts Centre Box Office at; 053 912 3764
For further information check out www.luanparle.com/shows
I’m so excited to announce that Clive Barnes & I will play two wonderful venues this July in Ireland.
Saturday week July 7th, for the first time together we will play the stunningVenue Theatre Ratoath and the following Saturday July 14th we return to one of our favourite venues, The Wexford Arts Centre.
I’ll be joined onstage by the fantastic Clive Barnes who will accompany me as well as playing his own amazing solo set.
Tickets for the venue Theatre Ratoath are priced at €14 and available to purchase onlinehere or by calling the Venue Theatre Box Office at; 01 6895600
Clive Barnes & I will play The Riverbank Arts Centre next Thursday June 21st for Junefest & we are giving away a pair of tickets to the show PLUS dinner for 2 before the show at Harrigan’s Restaurant Newbridge!!!!
Simply LIKE the Luan Parle page, like and share the post which you will find the link to here and tag who you would bring along for the chance to win.
All entries will be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn & announced via a live video stream on www.facebook.com/luanparle on Tuesday June 19th at 9pm.
Hope you’re all feeling refreshed after the weekend…and it’s not over yet
I apologise for my lack of blogs lately, life has been a little hectic to say the least.
My most exciting news is that I’m back in the studio again and have finally started laying down track for my new album which I’m hoping to release later in the year. I’m recording it with the wonderful Thomas Donoghue at Broderick’s Studios Kilkenny and to say I’m ecstatic is an understatement.
I had a minor set back in that I had to have a couple of wisdom teeth removed. It was a little frightening as there was a possibility of some nerve damage due to the position of the tooth. As a gal who’s business depends on her voice this was horrendous to hear. Thankfully I had an amazing dental surgeon, Darren McCourt in Dalkey and the procedure couldn’t have gone better. I found being unable to talk for a few days the most difficult thing about the whole episode and dying to get back into the studio.
I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be one of the headliners on some incredible European Festivals this July & August including Festdobrérybníky Slovakia & Prázdniny v Telci Festival Czech Republic alongside our very own Glen Hansard. Dates are being added daily so keep an eye out here a full list of dates and details. I’ll be accompanied by my brother John Parle (percussion) & Slovakian dobro player Milan Benkovi?.
Pictured below with the bro and our great friend festival organiser Cali.
I popped up to Belfast recently to appear on NVTV Belfast’s The Big Interview with a great old pal Robin Elliott. Robin and I have known each other for over 10 years and I was so happy with the interview. It really helps when it’s somebody that you know & trust who is doing the interviewing. Watch full interview and performance below
June 21st I play June Fest at The Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge Co Kildare with Clive Barnes, June 23rd I join John Spillane & Sadhbh O’Sullivan for a Music Industry Talk as part of Midsummer Arts festival alongside Naas Co Kildare, during July, Clive and I have shows in Ratoath Co Meath & Wexford town before I head off to Eastern Europe.
Dates are being added daily and all venue details are listed here
So for now I’ll leave you as I’m getting packed to spend a few days away in Inis Mor…my first time and I can’t wait.
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Below you can check out RTÉ 1 Nationwide’s recent coverage of the workshops….
ANINTRODUCTIONTOSONGWRITING – 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…..