Gillian Tuite is a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist from Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Her performances, typified by creative and tasteful guitar playing, strong vocal melodies and
heartfelt lyrics, have earned her a reputation for captivating a live audience. In recent years, Gillian has travelled to Nashville to record her music and released singles co-written with
renowned songwriters such as Fred Koller (Nanci Griffith, John Prine) and Charlie McGettigan. She has also been heard on collaborations with artists such as Teresa Marie Canavan (‘Hold My Hand’) and as part of the collective Lemonade Marinade (‘Paradise Bay’). In November 2020, Gillian's version of 'Only One' was shared on the official James Taylor Instagram page. Gillian is currently working on her debut album and is looking forward to releasing a new collection of songs in the near future.
‘Secret Sign’ is an upbeat song in a country/folk style, about living in the moment, taking chances and recapturing our childhood sense of adventure. Gillian co-wrote ‘Secret Sign’ with songwriter Matt McGinn over a number of video chats in 2020, having connected through Gillian’s performance at Matt’s online showcase gig Cocoons. Gillian and Matt finally met on the other side of lockdown in late 2021 when she visited his native County Down. Secret Sign was recorded and produced by Joe Murray at the Sessions in the House studio in County Derry. It features Gillian on guitar and vocals, Niall Murphy on fiddle and Joe Murray on backing vocals and all other instruments.
The guitar on this track is sparkling like a spring stream. Tuite's vocal is delicate, passing an encouraging message to the listener to enjoy the life while you can. Waiting for the right time may cause the life to slip between your fingers. The country style suits the talented singer as if tailored to her. This cheerful track will brighten your day and give you hope and inspiration.
"something in me knows it's now or never"