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I love this song and I love Gillian’s singing
— Thomm Jutz
 
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There are some songs you hear and immediately you say “I wish I’d written that”. Gillian Tuite and Fred Koller have written such a song in
Something We Should Try
— Charlie McGettigan

The Way You Smile (2019)

‘The Way You Smile’ is an upbeat folk song about the beauty in daily interactions, and how something as simple as a person’s smile can tell us so much about them. The song was co-written with Charlie McGettigan and produced by Thomm Jutz at TJ Tunes in Nashville. The recording features Gillian on guitar and vocals, alongside Thomm Jutz (guitar, organ), Mark Fain (bass) and Lynn Williams (drums).

The idea for a collaboration between Gillian and Charlie arose during the course of a series of ‘in the round’ shows performed together in Cavan. In preparation for the release of the song, Gillian put a call out among friends, asking for photos of people smiling. These images were compiled in a heartwarming music video by filmmaker Declan Cassidy, which you can view below.

 
 

Something We Should Try (2019)

Gillian’s single ‘Something We Should Try’ was co-written with renowned Nashville songwriter Fred Koller (Nanci Griffith, John Prine). This simple country love song was born on a November afternoon at Fred’s bookshop in Nashville. It tells the story of a friendship with the potential to be something more, written from the perspective of a person living alone who would like to take that next step and ‘make this house a home’.

Gillian returned to Nashville to record the song with acclaimed bluegrass producer Thomm Jutz at his studio TJ Tunes. The recording features Gillian Tuite (guitar, vocals), Thomm Jutz (guitar, backing vocals), Mark Fain (bass), Lynn Williams (drums) and Justin Moses (fiddle).

‘Something We Should Try was released in March 2019, accompanied by a wonderful music video from Dublin based One Productions. Check it out below!

Out now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more!

A very accomplished piece indeed
— Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster
 
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Impressively polished EP of well-composed songs, dealing with matters of the heart
— Anglo Celt

Gillian Tuite EP (2012)

Gillian’s debut EP was released in November 2012 and showcased four of her beautifully crafted songs.

Recorded at House of Horns in Dublin, Gillian collaborated with a number of established Irish musicians to bring her songs to life: Noel Bridgeman (drums, percussion), Dan Bodwell (bass), Hugh Buckley (guitar, backing vocals), Stephen Brady (backing vocals), Patrick Daly (fiddle) and Michael Buckley (saxophone).

 

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