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Filmed as part of the closing party to Cambridge’s first ever Romsey Art Festival, new Cambridge resident Laura McGarrigle gives a jaw dropping solo performance of her song ‘Tibi Dabo’.

The Northern Irish composer-come-songwriter formed an integral part of the show, improvising backing music for dance, film and spoken word. After brief sojourns in Paris, London and Armenia, Laura has settled down in our quaint University town to finish up her latest EP, set to be released in 2014. Her debut album Plume was self-released at the start of this year, met largely with approval from a number of publications as diverse as Vader Evader, For Folks Sake and of course Slate. In the words of Becky Varley-Winter:

“Her songs have clearly been in progress for a long time: they are beautiful and unpredictable, full of inventive swells and twists of sound which grab the attention, as does her voice; she moves from low to high notes with effortless grace… This is the most interesting introduction I’ve had to a new artist in a long time, with barely any hype around her, just a flurry out of nowhere. Worth your attention.”

For those among you who are further afield than Cambridge, or willing to travel – fear not. Gaze is Ghost will next be performing at Norwich’s famous venue The Birdcage, performing alongside a number of other emerging acts at Bare Feet Records night FRESH BLOOD.

Listen to the opening track to her debut album below, via Soundcloud:

Gaze is Ghost plays The Birdcage on November 8th, 8pm – more info