Luan Parle backs drive safely campaign
WICKLOW singer-songwriter Luan Parle gave her full backing to a Drive Safely campaign after hearing of the heartbreaking tragedy experienced by a young fan.
The Meteor Music Award winner shot the safety ad in Wicklow just before Christmas, with BenPix from Wexford filming the video.
Luan was delighted to lend a helping hand, especially after a recent experience following a concert in Dublin.
While trying out one of her new songs ‘You’re not here’ from her upcoming EP, Luan noticed a girl crying during the performance.
Afterwards the girl approached Luan and told her that best friend had died in an accident and the words of the song made her feel very emotional.
‘You’re not here’ can be heard playing in the background of the ‘Drive Safely’ video.
Also joining Luan for the video shoot were paramedics Kieran and Anthony Doyle, undertaker Ned Sweeney and Sgt Vincent Byrne. The video can be viewed on YouTube. Luan’s latest single, ‘Day is Done’, is available to download on iTunes.
Last month she held the launch of the video for ‘Mercy Cry’ and the movie ‘Mandela - Long walk to freedom’ in The River Bank Cafe and Bistro in the Bridgewater Centre, Arklow, which also acted as a fundraiser for Amnesty International.
On January 23 Luan performs in Wexford Arts Centre.
Singer Luan Parle with taxi driver Martin Lynch, Sgt Vincent Byrne, paramedics Kieran and Anthony Doyle and undertaker Ned Sweeney during the filming of a ‘Drive Safely’ campaign.