Luan Parle backs drive safely cam­paign

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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