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Carrick-on-suir, Kilkenny & Naas Gigs Next Weekend!!!!!

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Hello everybody,

Hope you’re all having a marvelous weekend.

I’m so excited to tell you that the wonderful Deni Bonet has arrived in Ireland and will meet up with Clive & I this Monday morning April 9th to perform on RTÉ Radio 1’s Seán O’Rourke Show after 10am. For our overseas friends you can listen in online here

Next Friday April 13th, we play the legendary Tearoom Sessions Carrick-on-Suir, Saturday April 14th we return to Cleere’s Theatre Kilkenny & Sunday April 15th we make our debut performance at Moat Theatre.

For a full list of details and to purchase tickets you can do so here

Spread the word and look forward to seeing you there,

Luan x


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Book Tickets For Galway & Carlow Tour Dates This March

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Hey everybody :)

Hope you all survived the Beast From The East & Storm Emma.

I must admit that I did enjoy the snow….a lot :) and took full advantage of not being able to go anywhere 😉

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However, I am so excited now that the snow has disappeared to be back on the road again.

March 24th Clive Barnes and I will play The Village Theatre Athenry, March 25th we play The Black Gate Cultural Centre Galway & March 31st we play The Visual Carlow. All incredible venues so we really cannot wait.

For a full list of details and to book tickets online you can do so here

Feel free to spread the word and look forward to seeing you there,

Luan x

 



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New Year Shop Clearance Sale

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Happy 2018!!!!

Hey folks,

Wishing you all a very happy new year….

With lots of exciting plans for 2018 we need to make more room for merchandise so we’re having a little sale at the shop.

You can purchase your personalized signed copy of ‘The Full Circle’ now for just 10 euros with FREE worldwide delivery. Yes, you read that correctly…FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY….

‘Buy Now’ 


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One-to-one online songwriting course with Luan Parle

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Hey guys,

I’m so excited to announce that I have just launched a one-to-one 4 week online songwriting course available worldwide…

Access the one-to-one songwriting course from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home and at a time that’s convenient for you!!!

Course Description

Constructive, encouraging and collaborative one-to-one Songwriting Workshop with Meteor & Tatler Award winning singer/songwriter Luan Parle 

SongwritingWhether you are new to songwriting, or you have already written songs but would like to have a better grounding in the basics, the 4 week Songwriting Workshop, with acclaimed songwriter and musician Luan Parle, will help you to develop your creative ideas and turn them into finished songs.

Duration of the songwriting course is 4 weeks at a time that’s convenient for you!!!

Upon purchase you will receive an email with further instruction.

Happy songwriting :)

A Little About Luan 

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades. Her top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.

Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Parle signed with Elton Johns Management Company Twenty First Artists and opened for Elton three nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo. Signing to Sony Records, Parle released her critically acclaimed album ‘Free’ in 2007. To date she has released 3 studio albums and is currently working on her latest material due for release in 2018.

Parle is a director of IASCA – Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers And Authors.


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Luan Parle Songwriting Workshops Kilkenny

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Hey folks,

I’m so excited to announce that I will host a 4 week songwriting workshop in Gaelscoil Osraí Kilkenny, commencing Monday January 15th and continue January 22nd, January 29th and February 5th.

The workshop for 11 – 17 years will take place weekly from 6pm to 7pm while the workshop for 18 years and over will take place weekly from 7pm – 8pm.

Cost of the workshop is 25 euros weekly or you can purchase as a package online for a reduced rate of € 80.00…. a perfect Christmas present for the budding songwriter in your life.

PURCHASE HERE 

When purchasing online, just pop your age category in the additional information box.

Below you can check out RTÉ 1 Nationwide’s recent coverage of the workshops….

AN INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING – 4 WEEK WORKSHOP 

Have you ever wanted to write a song?

Luan Parle & Gaelscoil Osraí have joined forces to bring this exclusive songwriting workshop to Kilkenny.

The workshop is one hour per week for 4 weeks and focuses on songwriting & performance.

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.

A Little About Luan

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades. Her top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.
Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Parle signed with Elton Johns Management Company Twenty First Artists and Sony Music Ireland.

Parle is a director of IASCA – Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers And Authors

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…

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. Luan organised for producer Gavin Ralston to visit the school and record the song written during the workshop with the students.

Luan released the song through her own record label LPR Records on September 22nd 2017 donating all proceeds to The Irish Heart Foundation for prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The single which  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.

So whether you are looking for a career as a songwriter or just as a hobby this is the workshop for you…..


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Boyles of Slane Tonight!!!!

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Hey guys,

The tour rolls on tonight at Boyles of Slane…

I am so excited to reveal that the very special guest joining us onstage for a few tunes will be none other than Boyles of Slane‘s very own legend, Andrew Cassidy AKA CAS

When Andrew sent me the below video I was blown away…It was bitter sweet….

Tomorrow night will be a series of final gigs at Boyle’s as after almost a decade, Boyle’s of Slane shall cease.

Let’s make it a great one…..

Watch Andrew’s video below, emotional stuff…..

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Doors : 8.00pm
Venue : Boyles of Slane
Tickets : €10
Address : Main Street, Slane, Co. Meath
Phone : +353 (0) 41 982 0729
Contact Email : [email protected]
Contact Website : http://www.boylesofslane.ie/
Tickets : https://ticketstop.ie/view.php?id=1549

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Nov 16th – Boyles of Slane Co Meath
Nov 18th –  Gallery Wine Bar Westport Co Mayo
Nov 19th – The Gallery Sessions Gort Co Galway
Nov 20th – The Secret Garden Cafe Galway
Dec 6th – Chez le Fab Limerick

For tickets and further information please go to http://www.luanparle.com/shows

 

For some time now, I’ve been writing songs for my new album which I hope to release in 2018. I’m very excited to try out some of these new tunes that I’ve been working on while also playing songs from my back catalog.

I’m also super excited to announce that I’ll be joined onstage by my brother John. Watch a video from a recent TV performance during our Summer tour in Slovakia below

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Spread the word and can’t wait to see you there,

Luan x


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IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Festival Tralee

Hey folks,

I’ve been meaning to write this the past few days to tell you all about the wonderful few days I had in Tralee Co Kerry for the IMRO Christie Hennessey Songwriting Festival.

I drove down last Friday after stopping off first at Everest Music Bray to play some new beautiful new Richwood guitars, my particular favorite being the SWG-150=CE – Richwood Master Series handmade ‘Songwriter’ guitar.

I noticed also when I was in the store that I made the front cover of the Richwood guitar brochure (photography by Michael kelly) so I was on cloud 9 as I embarked on my journey to the Kingdom for what would be a magical few days.

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I arrived at The Ashe Hotel in Tralee where I would spend the next 3 nights and had the most wonderful stay. The Ashe could not have been any more accommodating and anyone who knows me knows that I love my cup of tea :) so I was extra happy to find that a pot of tea at The Ashe Hotel certainly does not disappoint. It’s huge…loads of refills. I was a very happy girl :)

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Friday night I played The Troubadour Club hosted by none other that the amazing Francie Conway. It was an honour to share the stage with so many incredible performers including my great friend Mike Hanrahan of Stocktons Wing. One of my personal highlights of the weekend was the grand finale performing with all the artists which you can watch a snippet of below. Huge thanks to the amazing Thomas Donoghue and all the team for for the wonderful sound.

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Here are some pictures below of the night. Special thanks to Kieran Connolly for the images.

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The following day we all headed up to perform at the Tralee soup kitchen which was another of my personal highlights. We were greeted with the warmest welcome and met some really lovely people.

After that, the Christie Hennessy plaque was unveiled outside of Christie’s birthplace. It was an honour to perform at the unveiling accompanied by Francie Conway. You can watch a snippet below. With special thanks to Traleetoday.ie for posting the video…You’ll also hear it was rather windy that day…

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Saturday night was the IMRO songwriting competition and it was a great privilege to be invited to join the panel of judges. 10 finalists performed after being chosen from 200 and my gosh was it a difficult task to choose one winning song…All the songs and performers were phenomenal and each deserving of the number one prize of 1,000 euros. Curtis Walsh scooped the title and you can watch a video of his performance below. A fabulous night was had by all.

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Pictured below with Keith Johnson from IMRO and one of the judging panel, a gorgeous person and vocal trainer, Lisa Curran

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Sunday I got to hang out with my great friends Petra and Dirk.We went to a fab little pub called The Railway Tavern in Camp then onto Cassidy’s for dinner….It was just yummy….

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Monday was my final day in Tralee and I spent it with the very talented students of Mercy Mount Hawk secondary school and their music teacher Karen O’Carroll conducting a songwriting workshop. The group wrote a fab little song which I’ll post at a later date…

So the IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting festival was once again a huge success and I was just thrilled to be a part of it. Huge thanks to Kieran Ruttledge, Francie Conway, The Ashe Hotel, IMRO and everybody else involved for making it just magic….

Really excited to kick next weeks tour off with my brother John…

Check out the video below for a full list of dates and venues.

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Chat to you soon,

Luan xx :)