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.