The Gillies
The Gillies are an Americana influenced acoustic folk duo,
writing haunting songs of love and loss .....

Susan Turner (vocals, tenor guitar), and Mark (Gilly) Evans (guitar, dobro)
Adam and Eve

Our single from our  new album    'No Hiding Place' 

Recorded under a Lewisham sky with Norfolk in mind

Filmed  in Mayow Park Sydenham​, London     By GT Graham Turner

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“Bittersweet and bewitching songs that capture the elusiveness of a life we yearn for.”
​               - Hilary Waterfield House concert promoter

 "Brilliant in so many ways"    Albert Cooper… Musican
 "Beautiful - as always, it gets me right there!"   Martin Noble.. Editor/Author

 "What I love about The Gillies is the poetry in the songs they write" Norma Proctor Author

 "Their song about Norfolk (Long Journey Home) I shiver everytime I hear it" Debs Smith DJ

 "Loved those songs -  the arrangements had so much space! Like a late night drive through the
  American mid-west. "     JohnHocking Twickfolk

We were blown away by your music and performance. Totally mesmerising - thank you.  Vic Kitch
 ​ ​​​​​GIGS  2019
9th January           The Icarus Club , Royal Standard , Blackheath  -8pm free

13th January        Gigaholics The Harrison Bar, London - 8.00 pm free/donations
24th  January        The Icarus Club    The Oval Tavern , Croydon   - 8pm   free                     
25th January        The Genesis Cinema  : London  E1 4UJ  7.30  free  (we will be playing a 35 min set then the film Betty Blue)
6th   Febuary       Resonace Radio London       Live from   6.30/7.30        London

6th   Febuary      The Icarus Club  The Royal Standard  Blackheath - 8pm  free
12th Febuary        Top of The Stables  124 Westminster Road  SE1 7RW   London   5.00 (five acts)

22nd February      The Birch & Stock Folk Club                 Kidderminster

28th February       Fox & Firkin Supporting The Limerence         SE London

3rd March             Rusty Bucket with Pytchwood/GillyWood        Eltham

8th  March            Runningwell acoustic club                            Wickford,

5th May                 House Concert   supporting Billy Kemp (Nashville)  London 12.00

9th May                The Icarus Club, Pelton Arms  Greenwich London

"Music for your graveside" is one way London-based Americana-folk duo The Gillies describe their songs. True, there's darkness in there but the graveside is also a place to reflect on life, love, loss and the moments of lightness and joy that confirm our existence, and The Gillies can convey all that in just one song. Their sound, a weaving together of steel-strung and tenor guitars, flits between the ethereal and gritty down-home reality. Delivered with unaffected clarity, their work combines bittersweet immediacy with an intangible sense of nostalgia. 
Susan sings and plays a Harmony Tenor Guitar - Mark (Gilly) plays a Gibson J45 and Dobro.

They released their second album No Hiding Place in Dec 2018 and are currently recording a new one, "Masonary Nails" due to be released in June 2019.

Last year they supported Gordon Giltrap, Jill Jackson and Green Diesel,
played on West Norfolk Radio and Radio Medway. 
Their video Adam and Eve was chosen ‘video of the month’ by Radio Kent’s Doug Walsh. 

Past Festivals: The Hope Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Soap Box Stage, Folk East. Deepdale Festival

This year Ist live radio session is on Resonance Radio, London  6 Feb , 630 -7.30



Past Gigs

15th Feb   Icarus Club  Oval Tavern    Croydon   CRO 6 BR 8pm  free

16th Feb      Cambridge Folk Club   The Golden Hind,    Milton Road  Cambridge CB4 1SP  8.00

  25th Feb   The Cabbage Patch Twickenham 3.00​

27th Feb       Orpington Folk & Blues  Liberal Club Orpington 8.00pm

4th March  Hilarys house Concert : Pete Cooper Richard Bolton  sold out 

  9th March  Cafe Dolce Vita  Petts Wood 8pm Free

 11th March  Icarus Club    Shortlands Tavern    5 Station Road  Bromley  BR2 0EY 6 - 9 pm.     free

 31st March  Gigaholics The Harrison Bar - 8.00 pm free/donations

 20th April  Global Fusion Mycene House  7.30pm  supporting Gordon Giltrap

 2​6th April  Icarus Club  Oval Tavern    Croydon   CRO 6 BR 8pm  free

  2nd May Folk Mob : Hunter Muskett  Support Gillywood

  25th- 27th May  HOPE Festival (sunday  Windmill Bar 535- 6.15

 1st June Gadabouts (Lunch time ) Bromley 

5th June    Attic Arts Club Library 19:30 ·Library     Upper Norwood
9th June    Winstons Cafe   Showcase                       Greenwich

 10th  June The Cabbage Patch Twickenham supporting  Jill Jackson 

15 th June   Martin Dene LTC                             Bexleyheath

16th June   Steve Fest (Private Party)                               Norwich
22nd June Severndroogs  Museum at night plus Pytchwood & Gillywood

24th June Leigh Folk Festival (4.50-5.20 ) @ Mayflower   Essex

28th June   Icarus Club  Oval Tavern    Croydon   CRO 6 BR 8pm  free

1st July  Mycene Gardens Park  Festival 1.40 Greenwich

4th July Fox  & Firkin supporting Ceri James  Ladywell London

6th July The Music House Acousticish session Jurnets Bar Norwich  pass the hat round

 7th  July Rochester Acoustic day RAMD 2018 we are on at 8.20pm

 8th July  Shewsbury Park Fest Greenwich

23rd September  Severndroog Castle open day. 12.50-1.20   Shooters Hill

30th September  Americanarama Southside,  The Brunel Pub    SE16 4JN

2nd October Blackheath Folk Club British Oak    Greenwich London

6th October British Oak supporting Corridor    Greenwich
21st October   West Norfolk Radio Great Massingham Village Hall     PE32 2HU
26th October  Cambridge Folk Club supporting Green Diesel   The Golden Hind CB4 1SP £10.00

4th November   Rusty Bucket with Pytchwood/GillyWood  5.30      Eltham
9th November   Icarus Club, Beckenham Place Park Mansions   7.30   £10.00
23rd November   The Paxton Centre Crystal Palace      7.30       £3.00
25th November   House Concert, Tulse Hill. Supporting Andy  Cutting   £12.00
29th November   The Icarus Club  Oval Tavern   Croydon
14th December   Orpington Liberal Club supporting Ceri James    Orpington
15th December   The Icarus Club  Blackheath Halls       
                               [tickets]  code: ICARUS10