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.
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,
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.
Starting this weekend in Finland; Saturday June 10th, Clive Barnes and I play the Country and Folk Festival in beautiful Heinola alongside our pal Mundy and very special guests. Tickets are priced at €20 but are limited so get them early. They can be purchased online here
Then it’s on to Germany for an 11 date tour with Concert Connections and my first time to tour and visit Germany.
See full list of venues below….
14th – Barrensteiner Whiskeybar, Grevenbroich
15th – Privatkonzert, Overath
16th – Jubilate-Forum, Lindlar
17th – Privatkonzert, Stranzenbach
18th – Cafe Ententeich, Weilburg
19th – Der Weinländer, Wiesbaden
21st – Ehemalige Synagoge, Ahrweiler
22nd – Blue Shell, Köln
23rd – Weinmuseum Schlagkamp, Senheim
24th – Baccara, Sonneberg
25th – Privatkonzert, Hamburg
For all details & to purchase tickets please see www.luanparle.com/shows
Clive and I are so excited to embark on our Finland & German Tour in less than two weeks….
June 10th we play the Heinola Irish Folk & Country Festival which will take place at the stunning location of RantaCasino Heinola Finland at 6pm. We will join our friend Mundy, indie/Celtic-rock-Duo LARRYLAND, Irish songwriter & singer John P.Cronin + other special guests, Bywaymen & FinnMcCool.
There are a limited amount of tickets for sale which you can book at www.tiketti.fi
Our German tour kicks off on June 14th, see full list of dates below….
I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I will be playing at this years Bloom Festival 2017 (Ireland’s largest garden festival) Sunday June 04th. I will be performing on the RTÉ Radio 1 stage which will be broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1.
You can purchase weekday, weekend and seasonal tickets here
The show will be broadcast from 12.30pm where I will be joining three other acts including the fantastic Hurricane Highway. Overseas listeners can tune in here