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.
Delighted to announce this amazing prize courtesy of Harrigan’s Restaurant & June Fest Newbridge.
**WIN **WIN **WIN**
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!!!!
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.
Good luck everyone!!!
Book your tickets now for just 15 euros here
OTHER DATES FOR THE DIARY
Tickets from www.luanparle.com
Good evening folks
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
So what’s coming up?
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.
Ciao for now aMigos,
After a fab start to our 2018 tour dates last weekend in Galway, the show rolls on to the beautiful Visual Carlow this Saturday night March 31st.
Friday night Clive Barnes & I played a little gem of a venue called The Village Theatre Carrabane Athenry, which is run by a Ciarán and his lovely wife Niamh.
We had a wonderful night there before heading onto Galway city to play The Black Gate Cultural Centre which is the brainchild of a great friend and fellow musician Peader King.
This Saturday night, Clive & I return to Carlow town to play The Visual, a stunning venue.
During the week, I popped in for a coffee and was so excited to see our poster in the reception area that I just had to take a picture
Tickets: €15/12conc however if you book your tickets now you can avail of the early bird offer of just 10 euros!!!!
Book online here
Can’t wait to see you there
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I’m so excited to announce the following gigs, songwriting workshops and events taking place until the end of April.
For further details on all events and to purchase tickets please check out www.luanparle.com/shows
Feel free to spread the word and look forward to seeing you there,
Photography – Michael Kelly