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Laura Marling, Le Trabendo, Paris – 10 May 2015

Laura Marling, Le Trabendo, Paris - 10 May 2015

Last night one of my dreams came true. I finally got the chance to see one of my idols – Laura Marling. I have been a keen follower of Marling for many years, using her first three albums as the necessity aides to get me through those difficult years – adolescence. Unfortunately for me, there were two separate occasions to which I could have stood in the midst of this talented singer (once back in Sixth Form, I was on holiday; and the second I only found out the day after! Laura was playing in the York Minister, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity). So one can only imagine how I felt – it was like Christmas.

I’m not going to write a concert review, because to be honest I would have no idea where to even start and I am sure I would not do it any justice. But what I can attempt to say is that Laura Marling offered a beautiful and yet haunting performance of her work – mostly taken from her latest albums Once I was an Eagle and Short Movie. I would have loved it she would have played more of her older music, but that did not affect the concert one piece. Laura has a sublime voice, and was pitch perfect in person. So rare it seems these days in the music scene to find a singer who actually sounds like they do on the radio etc, without the need of auto-tune. Hopefully I’ll be able see her live again soon.

Laura Marling, Laura Marling, Le Trabendo, Paris

Laura Marling, Laura Marling, Le Trabendo, Paris

Laura Marling, Laura Marling, Le Trabendo, Paris

*Photos were all taken by me. The video below is a great recording that I found on youtube – credit to the person who took it 🙂

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Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.


  1. Caro says

    Thanks so much for sharing this. Your pictures are great! It was a beautiful concert indeed. So entrancing. I really hope to see her live again soon as well. And maybe, she won’t take much to release another album and then tour again 🙂


    • roisingrace says

      Yay, merci for your kind words! Were you at the concert too? She was awesome! Hopefully she won’t take long indeed. I was a little sad she didn’t play some of her earlier stuff, but ya’know, that’s life! Thanks for checking out my pictures 🙂


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