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


Listen to Interview & Live Performance On KCLR 96FM


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 :)


Live On KCLR FM Tomorrow Morning Ahead Of IMRO Songwriting Workshops


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


Interview on Pet Projects Ireland Podcast with Mark Robinson


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


Interview On TV3’s Saturday AM Tomorrow Morning!!!!

Hey folks,

I’m thrilled to tell you all that I will be appearing tomorrow morning on TV3’s Saturday AM for an interview ahead of our upcoming show at Dublin’s Temple Bar Tradfest.

I’ll be joining Anna Daly, Simon Delaney and the crew just after 9.30am for a chat on the sofa ahead of our headline gig with Clive Barnes, Leslie Dowdall, Mike Hanrahan and myself at St Werburgh Church Saturday January 28th. With still some tickets available, you can purchase them online here

I’ll also be opening for the amazing Maria McKee Friday January 27th at St Patricks Cathedral as part of the festival.

For our overseas viewers you can catch the show on the player here here

Much love,

Luan x


Watch Live Performance On RTE Radio 1’s Ray D’Arcy Show Here (Leslie Dowdall, Clive Barnes, Mike Hanrahan, Luan Parle)

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Hey folks,

We had a wonderful afternoon performing live on RTE Radio 1’s Ray D’Arcy Show last Friday.

Leslie Dowdall, Clive Barnes, Mike Hanrahan and I performed ‘Killing The Blues’ live on the show ahead of our headline gig at Dublin’s Temple Bar Tradfest Saturday January 28th where we play the stunning Werburgh Church. Tickets are pried at EUR 20 and can be purchased online here

I’ve posted a short behind the scenes video on my YouTube Channel which you can view below. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to be the first to hear about all behind the scenes footage, regular vlogs and all things music….

View full live performance below….

Hope you enjoy and feel free to share…

Much love,

Luan x


Live Performance on RTE Radio 1’s Ray D’Arcy Tomorrow Friday 13th


Hey folks,

Delighted to announce that Clive Barnes, Leslie Dowdall, Mike Hanrahan and I will play live tomorrow afternoon on RTE Radio 1’s Ray D’Acry Show. The show broadcasts from 3pm and you can listen in online here.

Don’t forget you can also email the show while we are on air at [email protected] or tweet @RadioRayRTE

The radio performance is ahead of our headline gig at Dublin’s Temple Bar Tradfest this month Saturday 28th at St Werburgh’s Chuch. For tickets click here

Much love,

Luan x

(Image courtesy of Sean Rowe)


Live On South East Radio Tomorrow!!!


Good morning folks :)

Hope you’ve all recovered after the bank holiday weekend.

So just to let you all know Clive Barnes and I will be popping into The Alan Corcoran Show tomorrow morning on South East Radio Wexford ahead of our Enniscorthy show August 13th at The Presentation Centre.

Around 11.30am tomorrow, Clive and I will join Alan for a chat, a tune and a cuppa.

You can purchase tickets for our gig at the stunning Presentation Centre online here

If you’re listening online tomorrow morning you can listen in here

Don’t forget to text in and say hi, you may even win yourself some tickets :)

Ciao for now amigos,

Luan x