Union Jill – Yorkshicana* duo make their TwickFolk debut

Date/Time Sun 17 Oct 2021 7:45 PM

Price Online - £8 + 80p fee; On The Door - £10

Website: https://unionjill.co.uk/

Union Jill (Helen Turner and Sharon Jagger) are a UK female folk duo, whose original material has delighted audiences around the country over the last ten years. Noted for their stunning harmonies, Union Jill weave storytelling into their shows, often with a political edge that aims to engage audiences with their on-stage conversation. Their quirky and engaging act features tales of ghosts, pirates, historical figures and events, feminist commentary and personal experiences, delivered with humour that has audiences laughing out loud.

In the studio, the duo have worked with Clive Gregson and John Wood, and with the support of a line-up of highly accomplished musicians, have produced a rich and detailed collection of four albums. They have also toured with stand-up poet Kate Fox, appearing at Edinburgh Fringe and gathering loyal fans of their show ‘Letting Off Steam’ through Rural Touring and arts venues.

Both Sharon and Helen began their music careers as solo performers, but when they came together in an experimental session they realised their voices were made for each other. Their trade-mark harmonies are supported by their accomplished instrumentation, including guitars, mandola and mandolin, concertina and banjo. Providing variety and pace, their shows are uniquely engaging and layered, and audiences now come to relish their own role in creating an unrepeatable evening of entertainment.

*Yorkshicana may not be a real word. But it should be.