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 – TroubadourClub 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 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.
Commencing Wednesday October 04th – Wednesday November 01st
6.30pm – 7.30pm 11 – 15 years
7.45pm – 8.45pm Adults (16 and over)
Cost € 120
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.
Pic Michael Kelly 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.
‘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
‘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.
Listen back to the live coverage from the single launch on East Coast FM’s morning show with Declan Meehan below…
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
I’m so excited to announce that the official video for Your Love Still Guides My Way by Students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin will go live at 9am tomorrow morning on Coláiste Chill Mhantáin’s Facebook page which you can view here
The single will be released next Friday September 22nd (Culture Night) with all proceeds being donated to The Irish Heart Foundation (for the prevention of heart attacks and stroke) & The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
The single is available to Pre-Order now on iTunes now for just 99 cent here
The story started back in April when I teamed up with IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) to conduct a songwriting & performance workshop with 2nd – 6th year students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow.
The theme the students chose to write about focuses on loved ones suffering from a stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other illnesses which is perfect timing as September is #strikebeforestroke month.
The students recorded ‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’ performing all instruments with producer Gavin Ralston.
Many thanks to Colm Flynn for directing the video, Elaine Porter for the single artwork, IMRO for believing in the project, Séamus Carroll, Gavin Ralston & a special thanks to the wonderful students & teachers of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin.
I am also very excited to announce that I have joined forces with Wicklownews to bring a 5 week songwriting workshop exclusively to the wicklownews.net HQ wicklow town commencing this October. If you would like to put your name forward for the workshop please fill out the form by clicking here, or email [email protected] and include your name, age and email address and you will be contacted shortly. Places are limited so don’t delay….
AN INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING – 5 WEEK WORKSHOP
Wednesday October 4th
Wednesday October 11th
Wednesday October 18th
Wednesday October 25th
Wednesday November 01st
6.30pm – 7.30pm 11 – 15 years old
7.45pm – 8.45pm Adults (16 and over)
Cost – € 120
Location – Wicklownews HQ Wicklow
I am delighted to announce that I’ll be performing at The 8th Annual Celebration of Christie Hennessy & Songwriters which will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of November.
I’m delighted to tell you that I will be performing at The Ashe Hotel Tralee Friday November 3rd at the Troubadour Club.
I was involved in the very first celebration, performing & hosting songwriting workshops in secondary schools throughout Tralee so it is a great honour to be invited back again this year.
On Saturday afternoon there will be music related events and in the evening the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Contest. The weekend has now become a main platform for songwriters in Ireland and I am very excited to perform….
Keep an eye out in tour dates for ticket information,