About Orla Gartland
Orla Gartland is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist from Dublin who gained popularity from posting cover songs on her YouTube account. At present, her YouTube channel has received over 15 million views in total.
Gartland describes her music as folk pop, most heavily influenced by Joni Mitchell,Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap,. She frequently refers to herself as a "music makin' ginger nutcase." In 2012, she released her debut single 'Devil on my Shoulder' which entered the singer/songwriter iTunes charts in Ireland.
On 11 November 2013, Gartland released a four-song EP Roots. On 24 November, the Irish Mirror featured Gartland in a full-page article and stated "last Tuesday on iTunes her debut EP, Roots, hit No1 in the main Irish albums chart, 15 in the main UK albums chart and No2 in the US singer/songwriter chart."
On 24 May 2019, Gartland released a four-song EP Why Am I Like This?. On 1 November 2019, she released a new single Figure It Out, and announced it would form part of her upcoming EP Freckle Season, alongside previous single Did It To Myself.
In an interview by Campus.ie, Gartland is quoted "I played violin, fiddle, and trad and Irish stuff from the age of about five years old...my parents got me into lessons and the guitar at about 12 years old and it went from there." She posted her first YouTube video at age 13 about which she stated "I had been playing guitar for just over a year and wailing alongside the chords. I hadn't a clue how to sing; the breathing or any of the technical stuff – so just wanted some feedback on that really!"
In 2011, Broken Wall Films made a video of Gartland's song "All The Little Details." The video was shot in a coffeeshop which remained open for business during the filming.
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