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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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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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Summer Touring in Finland, Germany & Slovakia……

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Good morning :)

So I’ve been meaning to write this for a long time and have only just found time to sit down and do it!!!

I have had the most amazing summer this year, touring Finland, Germany and most recently Slovakia.

At the start of June, Clive & I flew over to Finland for the second time this year to play The Country and Folk Festival in beautiful Heinola alongside our pal Mundy and very special guests. We had a fabulous time seeing all our Finnish & Irish friends and played a couple of tunes onstage with Mundy. You can watch a short clip here of ‘Dead Flowers’

I have also uploaded some pictures below from the trip…

Clive & I flew from Helsinki airport to Düsseldorf Airport to embark on our 11 date tour of Germany.  It was my first time in Germany so I was extremely excited. We met our booking agent the wonderful Petra and her lovely husband Dirk and what a friendship was formed. We had the most amazing tour, saw some incredible places and made lifelong friends, with plans to return in November 2018.

During our show at the incredible Synagoge Ahrweiler we had the great pleasure of Dirk Eisenburger joining us onstage to perform Ghost. It was such a treat…Petra managed to capture the performance on her iPhone which you can watch below…

 

I have uploaded some pictures below from the trip…

After Germany my brother John & I returned once again to Slovakia to headline The FestDobréRybníky. 9 years ago I met festival promoter and my great friend Cali when I played his festival FestDobréBohunice for the first time and have been returning to play ever since. In recent years, John has been joining me onstage which has been incredible and every year we make wonderful new friends. This year, performed live on Slovakia’s biggest TV show Televízia Markíza on the breakfast show Teleráno. You can watch the interview & live performance below..

 

I have included a few pictures from the trip below..

I had to upload this video, although I’m sure the boys don’t even remember me taking it :) :)

 

Another highlight from our trip to Slovakia was meeting the wonderfully talented Laura Peterson. Laura is phenomenal singer and joined us onstage for 3 songs at Hotel Kristina, Dubnica.. I have to also mention that Laura only heard the songs the morning before the show.

Cali managed to capture Laura performing Free with with us on his iPhone below…

After what has been a hectic year, I am taking a little time out now to continue working on my new album. I have a couple of other exciting projects that I will be working on also including the release of ‘Your Love Still Guides My Way’, a song that was written during one of my IMRO songwriting workshops in April with students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin . The song will be released as a single this September 22nd with all proceeds going to The Irish Heart Foundation & also The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

I am also very excited to announce that I’ll be performing at the Christy Hennessy Festival in Tralee County Kerry November 03rd alongside some of Ireland’s greatest talents so keep an eye out for upcoming events and projects.

Chat soon amigos….

Much love,

Luan x


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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