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.
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.
Thank you all so much for entering our competition to win two tickets to see Clive Barnes and myself play at Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace on 10th April, an overnight stay in a fabulous suite for two people sharing AND full Irish breakfast at the stunning 4**** luxury Killashee Hotel & Spa Kildare courtesy of Killashee Hotel & Spa.
You have still time enter the competition…Simply LIKE the @Luan Parle Facebook page, like and share the post (It’s pinned to the top of the Facebook page) and tag who you would bring along for the chance to win.
I’m really excited to let you know that I’ll be playing the Gealach Gorm Singer Songwriter Festival Co Waterford alongside the wonderful Karan Casey – www.karancasey.com and Those Sensible Shoes – www.thosesensibleshoes.com this Saturday night March 25th.
Tickets are priced at €15 and available from the below…
Booking – Call / Text 086-8569358 Theater at The Kill Community Center Co. Waterford Ireland