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Hey everyone,

I just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been happening since I released ‘Never Say Goodbye’, on 7th February 2020 and kicked off the ‘Never Say Goodbye’ tour at a sold out Wexford Arts Centre.

‘Never Say Goodbye’ has made the Hot Press Hot For 2020 Albums List and last week was ‘Album of The Week’ as recommended by Marty Whelan on RTÉ Lyric FM. I was so thrilled to learn that I was nominated for Best Female in the Hot Press Hotties 2020 Awards (and thank you all for voting) and what an honor to be included on the cover of the latest Hot Press issue which features Hozier. 

Promo tour kicked off performing ‘My Something Beautiful’ on RTÉ One TV’s flagship daytime television show ‘The Today Show’ while also chatting on the couch with hosts Daithi & Maura. After that I appeared on Virgin Media One TV’s morning show ‘Ireland AM’ for an in depth interview discussing the new album & chatted with Elaine about ‘Never Say Goodbye’ on Virgin Media One’s ‘Elaine Show’ where most of you know I am a regular panelist. 

Other live performances and interviews so far include;

RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena

Classic Hits 4FM

KCLR 96FM

East Coast FM

Midlands 103FM 

Highland Radio

South East Radio

BBC Radio Ulster

Upcoming interviews this week include Sunshine 106.8FM, Spirit Radio & Dublin City FM.

I was so thrilled to have a two-page interview in the Irish Mail on Sunday with Danny McElhinney, an in-depth interview in the latest Hot Press issue with Jackie Hayden and an upcoming feature in the March issue of VIP Magazine (so keep an eye out).

Never Say Goodbye features 10 original tracks, including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. “With ‘Never Say Goodbye’ Luan Parle has delivered her finest collection of songs to date” (Colm O’Hare, Hotpress).

The album has received a 4 out of 5 Star review from Folk & Tumble, and an 8 out of 10 review from Hot Press.

‘My Something Beautiful’, the first single released from the album, hit the No.2 spot on the iTunes charts on its release on 17th January and has been included on IMRO New Music and Vamp & Fade Spotify Playlists. The song has already received almost 200 Irish airplay’s peaking at number 8 in the Country Music Chart (Ireland) and number 15 in the Breakers Chart, receiving airplay from;

RTÉ Radio 1

RTÉ Lyric FM – Album Of The Week

Radio Kerry

KCLR 96 FM – Play Irish Artist Of The Week

East Coast FM

South East Radio

Country Hits

Classic Hits 4 FM

Midlands 103

  Highland Radio

  BBC Radio Ulster

  Northern Sound

  Shannonside

  Play Irish Radio 

  Galway Bay FM

  KFM

  Phoenix Country Radio

  Carlow FM

  Dublin City FM

  Community Radio Youghal

  RTÉ Radio 1 Extra (DAB) 

  Wired FM

“With a voice pure and true, Luan Parle sings from the heart but aims for the gut. From lovelorn country ballads to gothic Americana to hard-hitting social commentary, with this album Luan’s songwriting has matured to the point where she can rightfully claim to be the Emmylou of the Emerald Isle.” Nick Kelly – Music Editor, broadsheet.ie.

‘My Something Beautiful’, was released on 17th January 2020. The video premiered on HotPress and can be viewed on my YouTube channel

Tour continues nationwide with a sold out show in Durrow on 27th February. Tickets for the ‘Never Say Goodbye’ tour are available from luanparle.com

‘Never Say Goodbye’ is available in shops nationwide and from my own official shop www.luanparle.com/shop signed and personalised.

2020 ‘Never Say Goodbye’ Tour Dates

January 17thMermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
February 8thWexford Arts Centre, Wexford
February 27thBob’s Hideout, Durrow, Co. Laois
February 28thBirr Theatre & Arts Centre, Co. Offaly
February 29thBalor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
March 6thDunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
March 7thBackstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Longford
March 27thWhelan’s, Dublin
March 28thAn Seanachai, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
April 3rdCourthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
April 16thDraíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin
April 18thCleere’s Theatre, Kilkenny
May 16thWhale Theatre, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
May 22ndNenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
May 23rdThe Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
May 29thGarbo’s Castlebar, Co. Mayo
May 31stGallery Café, Gort, Co. Galway