Reviews 2013

Woodman Folk Club - Reviews

Union Jill

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Bob Kemp 17 May 2013

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The Woodman was treated on Friday night to spell-binding harmonies and the fine guitar and mandola of what is Union Jill. Sharon Winfield and Helen Turner have been described as 'York's favourite post-feminist, harmony singing folkies' and they didn't disappoint.

Their interesting set-list featured a mix of songs that involved subject matter as diverse as Ghosts, Arabian car parks, Cockle Pickers and Suffragettes. The girl's voices complement each other very well and the quality of their harmonies bring a tingle to the spine.

It was clear the girls enjoy what they do very much and together with their good sense of humour, provided us with a superb evening's entertainment. One song dedicated to the women pilots of WW11 prompted them to invite the audience to make and fly paper airplanes. A good laugh was had by all.

Union Jill are indeed must-see duo, with well-crafted songs and excellent singing. Even their crinkly dresses provided humorous comment. We look forward to seeing them here again in the future.