- 01 Sep 21
The Wicklow country singer is getting back on the road.
Luan Parle has announced her return to the stage, with shows in Wicklow and Dublin coming up this month.
She'll bring her personal brand of Americana to The Whale Theatre in Greystones on September 10, and The Grand Social in Dublin on September 16.
Clive Barnes will be along for the ride, and Luan will be playing songs from her most recent album, Never Say Goodbye, as well as past hits.
Luan is best known for her song 'Ghost', which spent 10 weeks in the Irish Charts. Back in 2007, Parle won the Meteor Music Prize for Best Female.
Speaking to Hot Press in 2020, she told us about the trouble she's had in the past with record labels.
"I was invited into Sony’s office in Dublin, where they explained to me that although sales in Ireland were really good, they were not enough to justify doing any more albums. So they were letting me go,” she recounts.
“I was totally devastated. People wonder why I wasn’t already aware that this is what happens in business when the numbers don’t add up, but I think I was in a naive bubble of my own, because I had gone into the industry so young. I knew that a lot of money had been spent on me, and I had to learn that in the end you’re a product. But this experience really scarred me. I was very peeved with the industry, though I never lost the love of the music. It wrecked my confidence and it took me a long while to get it back. But now it is!”
Tickets for both of Luan Parle's shows in Greystones and Dublin are available on her website luanparle.com.