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Newstalk Interview & Live Performance – Listen Here

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Hey everybody,

Hope you’re all enjoying the August bank holiday weekend in Ireland!!! 

With all my travels of late I’m a little behind on my blogs, but over the coming weeks I’ll get on top of that and post up all the latest including my recent tours of Finland, Germany & Slovakia. 

Just before I left for Slovakia I popped into Newstalk for a chat and live performance with the lovely Bobby Kerr. I have uploaded one of the songs which I performed live on the programme titled ‘Grass Is Blue’ below which I hope you enjoy. 
Next Friday night 11th August, Clive Barnes & I will close Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre at 8pm.

To celebrate that, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre are giving away TWO pairs of tickets for the gig!!!!
For details to enter, pop across to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre‘s Facebook page. Winners will be announced on Birr Theatre & Arts Centre‘s Facebook page Monday 7 August at 3pm.

Chat soon,

Luan x 

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Performing Live On Newstalk 106-108 FM This Sunday Morning

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Hey folks,

I’m so excited to announce that I will perform live this Sunday morning (July 23rd) on Bobby’s Late Breakfast on Newstalk 106-108 FM.

I’ll be joining Bobby Kerr for a chat and a couple of tunes throughout the show which airs from 9am-11am.

For our oversea friends you can listen in online here

Don’t forget you can text and tweet the show;

Text: 53106 – (texts cost 30c)
Twitter: Use the hashtag #ntfm  @NewstalkFM 

Luan x


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Headlining FestDobréRybníky Slovakia July 29th

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Hi guys,

John and I are so looking forward to returning to Slovakia next week to headline FestDobréRybníky July 29th.

We will play two other surprise shows while we are in Slovakia, following the festival.

You can purchase tickets for FestDobréRybníky here

Last week we recorded a little message to all our Slovakian friends and a live performance…you can watch below…

Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you there,

Luan xx

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Luan Parle & Clive Barnes Play Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival @ Birr Theatre & Arts Centre August 11th

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Hi folks,

Clive Barnes and I are so excited to play the Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival at the Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Co Offaly on the closing night of the festival Friday August 11th at 8pm.

Tickets are selling fast so purchase yours online now (and choose your own seats) here for €15

I will be popping into Newstalk 106 – 108fm on Sunday (August 23rd) to chat with Bobby Kerr & perform a couple of tunes live in studio ahead of the festival. You can listen in online here

For more about the Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival check out their website here and for more about Birr Theatre & Arts Centre check out their website here

Look forward to seeing you there,

Luan x

A little about the festival

Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.

The all-inclusive programme includes the fantastic opening parade with its display of vintage, equestrian and community entries; artisan and craft market; the Ormand Flying Club’s Annual Fly-In and display; the Olde Time Traditional Fair; busking competition; free children’s events; antiques and fine art fair; a donkey derby; live music; sporting and literary events; nightly pub entertainment; and a spectacular fireworks display which will illuminate the skies above the town.

The Arts play a central role with a visually stunning and exciting visual arts trail, theatre performances, contemporary dance classes, film screenings and workshops in various mediums taking place across the town. With annual favourites and new events, vintage flavour and modern entertainment throughout, Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival promises to be an exciting and vibrant event celebrating this unique town’s remarkable heritage and culture inspiring participation and enjoyment in all those who make the effort to come out and sample the varied programme in this wonderful setting.

 


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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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Listen to Interview & Live Performance On KCLR 96FM

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Hey guys,

I had a wonderful time this morning chatting with the lovely Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on KCLR 96FM ahead of my upcoming songwriting workshops with IMRO in secondary schools. The first workshops starts this Monday in Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co. Carlow.

Listen to the interview and live performance of ‘Day Is Done’ from my EP ‘Roll The Dice’ below…

Feel free to share,

Luan :)


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Live On KCLR FM Tomorrow Morning Ahead Of IMRO Songwriting Workshops

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Hi folks,

I’m delighted to tell you that I will be live on air with the very lovely John Masterson on KCLR FM tomorrow morning just after 11am.

I will be chatting with John about my upcoming songwriting workshop in Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co. Carlow this Monday morning.

I am partnering up with IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) to bring 2/3 hour workshops to 5 selected secondary schools in Ireland funded by IMRO.

You might remember a few years back I held a songwriting workshop with the transition year girls from Presentation Secondary School Clonmel in association with IMRO for RTE’s Big Music Week.

The song written during my 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.

The workshop will consist of two / three hours focusing on lyrics, melody, songwriting & performance, Q & A and a  fully composed song written by the end of the workshop which the participants can record on their phones etc and perform.

Dates / times and locations are as follows;
April 03rd – Muine Bheag Vocational School Bagenalstown Co. Carlow 9-11 am 
April 04th – Presentation School Wexford – 9-11am
April 24th – Colaiste Chill Mhantain Wicklow 9-11am
April 27th – Scoil Mhuire Clane – 12pm – 3.45pm (including lunch break)
May 03rd – St Declan‘s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.10am – 1pm
Listen in live on kclr96fm and don’t forget to text and tweet the show :)
Text 083 306 9696
Tweet @kclr96fm
Luan x

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Interview on Pet Projects Ireland Podcast with Mark Robinson

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Hey folks,

So today’s post is all about my beautiful boy Milo….our cockapoo.

When the very lovely Mark Robinson from Pet Projects Ireland asked me would I like to do an interview for his podcast about my beloved pooch, I only jumped at the chance. The podcast is available to listen to here :)

I feel I would like to give you a little insight into Milo and how he has brought so much joy to my family…he’s quite the character…

Just over 4 years ago our family dog Toby passed away at a grand age of 19 years…We were all devastated, he was such a major part of our family.

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My dad who had suffered a massive stroke was really feeling the loss of Toby and so he mentioned to my mom that he would like a puppy…however my mother who was still suffering the loss of Toby was not into the idea of getting another dog…but… after a lot of persistence from my dad she agreed.

We found Milo who was only just 8 weeks old at Ash Animal Rescue and instantly fell in love with him however there was 8 other families looking to give Milo his forever home.

Eventually we were the lucky chosen family for Milo and so we brought him home to Wicklow. Now I cannot tell you the incredible bond between my dad and Milo but you can see it from the picture below which was taken on Milo’s first day living with the Parles.

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Cockapoo’s are a highly intelligent breed and therapy dogs. During the summer months Milo would sit beside my dads wheelchair in the back garden keeping a watchful eye on him. It was amazing to see. When my dad would introduce Milo to people they would say “your dog is gorgeous” to which my dad would respond “he’s Milo, he’s not a dog”. It gave us all a good laugh.

Sadly my dad passed away November 30th last year but I cannot tell you how much joy Milo brought to my dad in his final years. They adored each other…

I have no doubt that Toby and my dad are now together somewhere keeping a watchful eye on each other. Below is a picture of Toby & my dad together when RTE 1’s Nationwide came to visit. You can watch the episode here

Screenshot (28)I would highly recommend cockapoo’s to anybody looking for a family pet. They are non shedding which is good for asthmatics and overall just a big bundle of love.

I feel the angels brought Milo to our family and we are so lucky that he came into our lives.

Much love,

Luan x