Laura Marling has announced her return to Dublin on Tuesday July 1st for a date upstairs at Whelans with tickets priced €16.

Laura Marling began playing the guitar at the age of five, and has been in thrall to the songs and lyrics of the likes of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judde Sille and Joni Mitchell ever since. But it's not just the "golden-oldies" that Laura admires; contemporary artists such as Vetiver, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Microphones and Diane Cluck rank highly in her current listening favourites.

Laura Marling released her much anticipated debut album 'Alas I Cannot Swim' in February, the culmination of what has been a prolific year of songwriting and creative maturity for Laura. She has been compared to a range of iconic female artists including Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny, Kate Bush and PJ Harvey. Laura will also play Cyprus Avenue, Cork, on Monday June 30th. Tickets for both events go on sale from Ticketmaster and usual outlets on Monday May 19th