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

To buy our cd please email us for more information at ​​

Please click link to our recent Album review from Divide and Conquer

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

There’s a refreshing honesty and unpretentious approach to everything that they do,
get yourself a whole heap of outstanding songwriting. DJ Ritu Resonance Radio

"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

"Brilliant in so many ways"    Albert Cooper… Musican

The Gillies were superb with the most beautiful vocal harmonies, great songs and hypnotic interplay between guitar and tenor guitar. If you missed them The Gillies are very reminiscent of one of my favourite Americana outfits, Grammy Awards winners Civil Wars which can’t be bad, a really lovely set .
Keith ,Birch and Stock Folk Club

​GIGS  Oct 2019 -2020


1st October  Moonshine HOT VOX The Lucky Pig 5 Clipstone st        7.30pm  London   Free 

4th October  Octoberfest Severdroog Castle + GillyWood                                   Eltham

11th October    Icarus Club Beckenham Place Mansions                    8pm         Beckenham    10.00
17th October     The Pallieter Cafe supporting Matt Woods and Natural Disasters  Herselt   Belgium

!8th October       Dodo's Berlin Germany

20th October      Kindl Stuben    Berlin  Germany

21st October     Villa  Leipzig   Germany

22nd October   Cafe Ludwig  Halle  Germany

23rd October    Pizza Lab   Leipzig   Germany 
25th October     Doc Dooley & Friends with The Gillies Cafe Korb 1010 Wien, Brandstätte 9.    Austria
26th October     Doc Dooley & Friends with The Gillies Bio-Erlebnishof Teix, Am Platz 1, 3041 Habersdorf   Austria

6th November   The Icarus Club The Royal Standard    Se10      Free     Greenwich 

8th November   Running Well acoustic music club                                  Wickford
14th November  The Icarus Club The Old Tigers Head  Free                  Lee Green

15th  November  The Music House Acoustic-ish Session Junets Bar       Norwich

24th November    Number 6    @ 6pm -645        Free                                  Camden 

29th Paxton Cafe   Spoken word and Acoustic  night    4.00             Crystal Palace  

1st December        Folk Modern   The Finsbury      London

17th December     The Icarus Club, The Old Tigers Head              Lee Green


18th  January             RAMD Rochester Acoustic Music Festival                        Rochester
8th    May                   Running Well acoustic music club                                     Wickford
29th  August             Carshalton Environmental Fair – EcoLocal                     Carshalton

"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 , in octiober they released 'Live at The Mansion" recorder from their concert at Beckenham Place Mansions. They are currently recording a new album "Masonary Nails" due to be released in Feb 2020.

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

Please click link to our recent Album review from Divide and Conquer



Past Gigs 2018

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 

1 5 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  

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,

29th March        The Music House Acoustic-ish Session (Jurnets Bar)   Norwich 
3rd   April           The Icarus Club  The Royal Standard - 8pm    Blackheath 
07th April           Folk Modern     The Finsbury                            London
18th April          The Icarus Club   Pelton Arms  - 8pm               Greenwich
26th April          Cambridge Folk Club Golden Hinde                 Cambridge
05th May           House Concert supporting Billy Kemp (Nashville) London  £12.00
07th May           Folk & Blues Liberal Club Hosting                     Orpington
9th May             The Icarus Club, Pelton Arms  Greenwich     London

26th  May          Pando Festival sunday  Somersham, Huntingdonshire
30th May           The Icarus Club    The Oval - 8pm                       Croydon
31st May -2nd May    HOPE Festival Fri 6pm Highams Hill Farm, Warlingham
13th May          The Bell                         Kemsing                                Kent 

06th July           RAMD Festival : 5.40pm                                      Rochester
07th July           Twickfolk The Cabbage patch 7.45                    Twickenham 

19th July - 04th August       The Harbour Inn  & around Southwold 

17th August        Radio Medway:  Live with Alan Hare  
27th August       The Bedford (4 acts)  free -  8pm                               Balham
28th August       The Icarus Club  The Royal Standard - 8pm             Blackheath
08th Sept      Rusty Bucket with Pytchwood /GillyWood               Eltham
19th Sept       The Icarus Club  The Pelton - 8pm                  Greenwich
22nd Sept        Severndroog Castle open Day                       Shooters Hill