Never Say Goodbye – Luan Parle

'Never Say Goodbye' is the first studio album from Luan Parle since 2010's 'The Full Circle' and based on first listens, it's been a decade well spent.

Never Say Goodbye

Luan Parle

  • Americana
  • Country
  • Pop

  1. My Something Beautiful
  2. Running In Circles
  3. Change Your Mind
  4. Falling For You
  5. Fare Thee Well
  6. Never Say Goodbye
  7. The Ghost Of Martha
  8. Come To Me Darlin'
  9. Cocaine Corner
  10. Lonely World

It's been around a decade since the world last had a new album from Irish singer-songwriter Luan Parle. In that time, there has been a smattering of singles, an EP, and TV appearances but 'Never Say Goodbye' is the first studio album since 2010's 'The Full Circle'.

It’s a slick Country-pop record that owes as much to the likes of Stevie Nicks as it does to Dolly Parton. That’s not to say Parle is in any way a carbon-copy or wannabe country star. As a performer, she’s been doing the rounds in her native Ireland from the age of 9 years old, dropping her debut album at the tender age of 12.

‘Never Say Goodbye’ sees Luan Parle share songwriting duties on two tracks with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. ‘Change Your Mind’ in particular features a riff that edges on the rockier side of Americana but this is first and foremost a country record.

Parle’s vocal mastery and songwriting skill are pushed to the fore. ‘Falling For You’ is a straight-up country classic with a whiskey-swigging swing. It’s right out of the Patsy Cline playbook and marks one of the more tender moments on the new record.

‘Fare Thee Well’ ticks all the boxes of Irish-Americana, nestled somewhere between Arklow and Arkansas. Lead single ‘My Something Beautiful’ has already enjoyed a time skirting the top of the iTunes chart in Ireland and opens the album in style. You can enjoy each track with a live band as Luan Parle continues her tour of the Emerald Isle throughout the spring of 2020.

Check out ‘Never Say Goodbye’ for surefire songwriting, soulsearching, social commentary, and sweet, sweet country tones.

Luan Parle Irish Tour Dates

Date Venue City Country
27th February 2020 Bob’s Hideout Durrow, Co. Laois Ireland
28th February 2020 Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Co. Offaly Ireland
29th February 2020 Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey, Co. Donegal Ireland
6th March 2020 Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise, Co. Laois Ireland
7th March 2020 Backstage Theatre Farneyhoogan, Co. Longford Ireland
27th March 2020 Whelan’s Dublin Ireland
28th March 2020 An Seanachai Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Ireland
3rd April 2020 Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely, Co. Wicklow Ireland
16th April 2020 Draíocht Arts Centre Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin Ireland
18th April 2020 Cleere’s Theatre Kilkenny Ireland
16th May 2020 Whale Theatre Greystones, Co. Wicklow Ireland
22nd May 2020 Nenagh Arts Centre Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Ireland
23rd May 2020 The Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick Ireland
29th May 2020 Garbo’s Castlebar, Co. Mayo Ireland
31st May 2020 Gallery Café Gort, Co. Galway Ireland