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A little update….

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Hey guys,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, so nice to see that the summer has returned in Ireland.
Current view right as I look out over my laptop…..blue skies….

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I just wanted to check in with you all and let you know what’s happening.

As you all know by now I’ve been recording my new album over the past 16 months. It’s been such an enjoyable process and I’m delighted to tell you that it’s being mastered as I type. The album will be released first in Ireland in February 2020 and I will be announcing tour dates very soon. I’ve yet to decide on a title so if you have any suggestions please send them my way.

I’ll be launching a fundit campaign next month which will help me with manufacturing & marketing costs so I will be calling on all your help and support to see it over the finish line. It’s all super exciting and I really cannot wait to share this album with you.

I’ll be busy beavering away between now & the album release working behind scenes with all the album preparation. As well as that I’ll be popping in to see the gals at Virgin Media 1 for the Elaine Show to discuss all sorts of topics & of course working alongside IMRO and the department of education to continue our project we started earlier this year which will see songwriting being made part of the junior cycle curriculum throughout Ireland!!!! which is just HUUUUGE!!!!

I’ll be sharing weekly blogs so keep your eyes peeled…

Lots of love,

Luan x


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Ballyporeen Music Festival & Irish Festival Finland This July

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Hello friends,

Hope you’re all enjoying the great weather.

Just checking in to let you know about two really fantastic festivals Clive Barnes and I will be playing over the next couple of weeks.

This Saturday night July 20th we headline The Ballyporeen Music Makers Festival Co Tipperary. You can purchase tickets for the gig for €15 or weekend tickets for all shows for €35

“Ballyporeen is set to host a major music festival over the weekend from July 19-21. With over 20 acts performing over the weekend there is something for everyone’s taste in the Ballyporeen Music Maker festival. The main centre on the Saturday will play host to Luan Parle and Clive Barnes with just a small amount of weekend tickets left”

Get your tickets now before they sell out from the link below;
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballyporeen-music-maker-festiv… BallyporeenCommunity Council

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We are heading back to Finland this July 27th to play the Irish Festival at RantaCasino Restaurant Heinola and we cannot wait!!!

The festival is set in one of the most stunning locations and we feel so lucky that we get to play there.

Tickets are priced at €18 and available to purchase from the link below.

www.tiketti.fi/irish-music-festival-rantacasino-heinola-lippuja/63475

Can’t wait to see all our friends :)

L xx

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It’s Been A Busy Few Months…..

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Good morning folks,

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven’t posted a blog in the past couple of months and for this I apologize. Life has been hectic to say the least but oh so great.

As you know I’ve been working on my new album the past year which is currently about to be mastered!!! I’m crazy excited to finally be at this stage and really cannot wait to share this with you all. A couple of weeks ago I flew to London to meet with some music industry folk & play the album. It was a nerve wrecking experience but I really feel so proud of this album and so blessed to have had such incredible musicians play on it that my excitement exceeded any nerves. Will keep you posted on that….

Something I have been extremely busy with these past couple of months is the ‘Me & My Music’ project, a pilot initiative which introduces songwriting to the Junior Cycle Curriculum. So here’s a little bit of back story…

In 2008 with the release of ‘Ghost’ I started doing songwriting workshops in secondary schools around Ireland. Shortly after I joined forces with IMRO Ireland to continue delivering songwriting workshops, some of which have resulted in 10 top hits with all proceeds going to charity.

For some time now I have been working alongside IMRO on this incredibly exciting collaboration with the Department of Education. I have just completed 18 songwriting workshops in schools all over Ireland 
engaging with first year students & their teachers on the process of how to create and develop a musical artefact for Junior Cycle. 

I didn’t have the option to study music in my school so to have this opportunity introduced to first year students is inconceivable. A monumental game changer which will hopefully be available to all secondary schools next year.

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Another exciting project I was thrilled to be involved in was the launch of a new Irish music station PLAYIRISH, boasting 100 percent Irish Music.

For 10 years I have been a director of IASCA – Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors and in March we had some very exciting news to share.

PLAYIRISH aims to expose the best we have to offer via a series of curated playlists & specialist shows crafted by some of Ireland’s best known musicians, DJ’s & music professionals.

‘Play Irish’ is now on the Irish Radio Player App. Download from the App Store and check it out….you won’t be disappointed.

We have also introduced member benefits to our IASCA members. Sign up and get yours now at http://iasca.ie/

 

Monday I was invited to Powerscourt Estate to celebrate The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit Wicklow.

Meeting Prince Charles, shaking his hand & exchanging a few words was an unimaginable surreal experience.

For the event I wore a Littlewoods Ireland vbyvery lace prom dress or as I like to call, a garden dress :)

You can shop the look here

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This July Clive Barnes & I will be hitting the road again and have some great venues lined up to play.

July 4th, we play Bob’s Hideout, a brand new music venue in Durrow Co Laois, July 20th we play the Ballyporeen Music Maker Festival Co Tipperary & July 27th we return to one of our favourite Irish Festivals in Heinola Finland. For further information and to book tickets for all these shows visit http://www.luanparle.com/shows/

Next Thursday May 30th I’ll be back on the Elaine Show on Virgin Media One for a cuppa and a chat with the girls. I’ll of course remind you closer to the time.

That’s all for now folks…

Much love,

Luan x


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Elaine Show Virgin Media One This Tuesday March 19th

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Good morning!!!

I hope you’re all looking forward to St Patrick’s weekend…One of my favourite times of the year.

I’m so excited to let you know that I’ll be joining the ‘Elaine Show’ panel on Virgin Media One (formally TV3) this coming Tuesday March 19th.

Tune in and I’ll give ya a wink :) Show starts at 3pm….

 

L xx

 

 


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Live Performance on Newstalk – Listen Here

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Hey guys,

Over the weekend I had a perfect excuse (although I never need one) to visit my beautiful hometown of Wicklow for a very special live broadcast from Wicklow’s Historical Gaol.

On Saturday morning I joined the lovely Bobby Kerr for a chat and live performance of ‘Free’ from my album ‘Free’ for a live broadcast of ‘Down To Business’ on Newstalk.

Photographer Michael Kelly was on hand to take a few pictures which I have posted below.

I was so thrilled to meet one of my childhood idols on the morning who was in attendance on the morning….Mr Don Conroy. I loved watching Don’s show on RTÉ 1 as a child so it was such a treat to get to meet the man himself, and what a gentleman he was and happy to pose for a snap.

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Looking after us all so well with tasty treats and endless cups of tea and coffee were Eoin and Blathnaid from The Jailers Rest. If you’re stopping by Wicklow be sure to pop in to The Jailers Rest for lunch. It’s one of my favourite places, you won’t be sorry. Try the Jailers special…it won’t disappoint.

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Huge thanks to Littlewoods Ireland for decking me out in this gorgeous little outfit. Shop the look at www.littlewoodsireland.ie

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Listen to the interview and live performance below….


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COMPETITION TIME

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Win x 2 Tickets to see Luan Parle & Clive Barnes play The Weir Folk Club Friday April 12th Midleton Co Cork PLUS dinner for 2 at the stunning Midleton Park Hotel Hotel.

Simply LIKE the Luan Parle Facebook page, like and share the post which you will find here
and tag who you would bring along for the chance to win. You MUST like this page to enter.

Winner announced April 1st

Good Luck….

Congrats also to Adele Maher who won our overnight stay with dinner at the stunning 4 star Killashee Hotel Co Kildare.

1200 entries were put into a hat and the winner chosen via a live Facebook video which you can check out here

Don’t forget to follow all my latest stories & behind the scenes on Instagram & Snapchat. Just follow follow the links below 
Instagram
Snapchat
Twitter
DATE FOR THE DIARY The Weir Folk Club is delighted to present Luan Parle & Clive Barnes live at An Seomra, Wallis Bar, Midleton, Co Cork Friday April 12th.

Show starts at 8pm. Adm €15.

Tickets available in Wallis Bar, Midleton, Co Cork.

Phone : (021) 463 3185
Contact Email : [email protected]
Contact Website : https://www.facebook.com/weirfolkclub/

Facebook Event Page;
https://www.facebook.com/events/214538116047536


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Get Your FREE Download Now!!!

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Happy Monday!!!

Hope you all had a fab weekend and feel rejuvenated and rested and I’m about to make your Monday even better!!!!

For a limited time only I’m giving away a FREE download to all my mailing list subscribers.

With a new album coming out this year and lots of exciting happenings planned, you’ll hear first hand all the latest news when you sign up to my mailing list AND receive a track from my last EP release ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!!

Get yours now by signing up and you will receive your FREE download within 24 hours….

SIGN UP HERE

Enjoy my friends,

Luan x


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WIN OVERNIGHT STAY & DINNER AT 4 STAR KILLASHEE HOTEL & SPA

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Delighted to announce this amazing prize courtesy of the 4 star luxury Killashee Hotel & Spa Co Kildare.

WIN WIN WIN

Last week I visited secondary schools in Co Kildare as part of RTÉ One ‘Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song’ & to celebrate that, Killashee Hotel & Spa have kindly given us this incredible prize to give away!!!

Win an overnight stay for two people, dinner in the bistro PLUS full Irish breakfast & use of the leisure facilities.

Simply LIKE the @luanparle Facebook page, like and share the post (direct link here) and tag who you would bring along for the chance to win. You MUST like the @luanparle Facebook page to enter.

All entries will be placed in a hat and the winner will be announced Friday March 1st via a live video stream on my @luanparle Facebook page.

Valid Sunday to Thursday….

Don’t forget to follow all my latest stories & behind the scenes on Instagram & Snapchat. Just follow follow the links below

SNAPCHAT
INSTAGRAM
TWITTER

DATE FOR THE DIARY
The Weir Folk Club is delighted to present Luan Parle & Clive Barnes live at An Seomra, Wallis Bar, Midleton, Co Cork Friday April 12th.

Show starts at 8pm. Adm €15.

Tickets available in Wallis Bar, Midleton, Co Cork.

Phone : (021) 463 3185
Contact Email : [email protected]
Contact Website : https://www.facebook.com/weirfolkclub/

Facebook Event Page;
https://www.facebook.com/events/214538116047536