Laura McGarrigle

Music | Sound Art


Laura McGarrigle is a pianist, composer and songwriter born in Northern Ireland. Under recording name Gaze is Ghost she has released debut album Plume from Paris, singles Revolvere / Murmuration from Strabane, and latest release Abacus from Edinburgh, where she currently resides.

Along the way she has written a musical, Pearl, inspired by Belfast poet-laureate Sinead Morrissey and performed at The MAC, Belfast, and has composed a soundtrack for Giles Walker’s vast animatronic installation I’m Never Shopping Here Again – staged in the tunnels under Waterloo station. Her live performances have ranged from candle-lit harmonium recitals in 12th century chapels to immersive, audio-visual set pieces.

She is currently living in Scotland with her partner, where Gaze is Ghost – now a band – are preparing their forthcoming album.

Abacus Press Release Photo

www.gazeisghost.com
Contact: gazeisghost@gmail.com
Soundcloud: @gazeisghost

From this artist

  • LifelinesLifelines
    A long distance collaboration conceived in lockdown, Lifelines is a series of beautifully crafted poems spoken and scored by poet Nikki Marrone and composer Laura McGarrigle, here recording under
  • #5 – Origin Stories | RADIO#5 – Origin Stories | RADIO
    Colliding Lines present live sessions, cross-genre collaborations and left-field recordings drawn from the London, UK and international experimental scenes; a long-form love letter to recorded audio
  • Gaze is Ghost ‘By The Book’  – New Single, Ireland DatesGaze is Ghost ‘By The Book’ – New Single, Ireland Dates
    Pseudonym of Northern Irish born songwriter Laura McGarrigle, Gaze is Ghost creates beautiful, otherworldly music. We’re excited to announce the next single from her forthcoming album,
  • Gaze is Ghost Deutshcland Tour, New Single ‘Selkie Skin’Gaze is Ghost Deutshcland Tour, New Single ‘Selkie Skin’
    Colliding Lines are proud to present Gaze is Ghost, performing in Germany for the first time. Laura McGarrigle is a pianist, composer and songwriter born in Northern Ireland. Under recording name
  • Gaze is Ghost releases new single ‘Feather and Bone’Gaze is Ghost releases new single ‘Feather and Bone’
    Laura McGarrigle, pseudonym Gaze Is Ghost, releases ‘Feather and Bone’, a new, richly detailed track from her upcoming album. Her last release, ‘Revolvere / Murmuration’, was
  • Time Now For GhostsTime Now For Ghosts
    Time Now For Ghosts is a minimalist performance & sound piece in three movements, written for one dancer and one musician. It is site-specific, utilizing the audience’s interaction with the
  • Watch Derek Yau and Gaze is Ghost performWatch Derek Yau and Gaze is Ghost perform
    The following video is an extract from Laura McGarrigle and Derek Yau’s improvised live performance in The Leper Chapel, Cambridge, during October 2014. The video was shot and edited by Brother

photo: Matt Widgery