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Gartland performing at The Cookie, Leicester, UK (29 November 2013)
Orla Gartland (born 3 February 1995) 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 11.5 million views in total.
Gartland describes her music as folk pop, most heavily influenced by Joni Mitchell,Regina Spektor and 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."
Life and career
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 (still haven't the foggiest) - 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.
In March 2013 Gartland announced her first tour, headlining five shows in the UK and in Ireland during July 2013.
On 11 November 2013 Gartland released her four-song EP Roots on iTunes. The title track "Roots" was named Apple iTunes "Single of the Week" in the UK and Ireland. She toured in support of the album in February 2014 visiting ten cities in Ireland and in the United Kingdom.
GoldenPlec selected Gartland as their "Plec Pick" of 2014, chosen as one of the best solo artists in Ireland. They published a lengthy interview and noted her sold-out performances in Ireland and the UK. On 5 February, on RTÉ Radio 1, she performed the song "Roots" after being interviewed on The John Murray Show.The Sunday Times published an article about her February 2014 tour and mentioned Gartland's "15-year plan for future success."
On 16 November 2014, Gartland announced the upcoming release of her second EP, Lonely People. She toured in support of the new EP in February, headlining ten shows in the UK and Ireland.
Gartland, along with Greta Isaac, performed the song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" which they contributed to the compilation album It's Coming on Christmas. The album raised funds for the breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel! On 28 December 2014 Gartland was interviewed by Stephen Byrne on RTÉ 2fm.
On 29 February 2016, it was announced that Gartland would be the special guest for Bry's upcoming UK and Ireland tour. Orla played guitar and backing vocals for Dodie Clark for her Intertwined Tour in early 2017. She also played guitar and backing vocals for Dodie Clark's "'you' Tour", late 2017 
On 2 May 2018, she released her first single in three years, I Go Crazy.