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Feature Interview for Tykes News Autumn 2013

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

1 TWO three – Getting to know UNION JILL   Nigel Schofield talks to the duo everyone’s talking about.     union – ˈyo͞onyən  -  [n] increased strength through collaboration.     There once was a union maid,   She never was afraid Of goons and ginks   And company

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Review – Tykes News

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

Respectable Rebellion   Union Jill   UJM     Here’s an album that whets the appetite – great title, witty band name, remarkable backing band (Ric Sanders, Clive Gregson, Kate St. John, Andy Seward), exciting production credit (Clive Gregson and John Wood.) Helen and Sharon, who are Union Jill, are

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Review – Northern Sky

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

Album Review: Union Jill – Respectable Rebellion (Self Release) By Allan Wilkinson – Posted on 27 May 2013 When Helen Turner and Sharon Winfield dropped the ‘Two’ moniker, things began to change for the York-based duo. Now re-established with the more google-friendly Union Jill, the duo have teamed up with

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Review in R2 magazine

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

“Respectable rebellion is the third album from Helen Turner and Sharon Winfield and it is everything you could possibly want from two singer songwriters working together. Opening track ‘The Queen of Holloway’ throws itself out of the speakers in a burst of energy and the album barely lets up until

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Review in Living Tradition Magazine issue 97

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

REVIEW FROM www.livingtradition.co.uk UNION JILL – Respectable Rebellion Union Jill Music UJMCD0113 This is an album that has a lot to live up to. Let’s start with the fact it has two producers: when they are the inestimable Clive Gregson and the legendary John Wood, expectations have to be high

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Feature in The Living Tradition Issue 97

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

   Here is the article from Issue 97 of The Living Tradition magazine. See link to buy this magazine. http://www.folkmusic.net/catalog/shopping_cart.php?sort=2a

Review by FATEA

Posted in Press by Sharon Helen

Respectable Rebellion    Review by Neil King, FATEA Union Jill are a female duo of singer-songwriters, Sharon Winfield  and Helen Turner, who perform story songs with an Americana influenced  sound, so naturally the comparisons with the Indigo Girls have come  trotting out, well not only is it lazy journalism, it sells

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A summer of festivals and it’s not over yet!

Posted in blog by Sharon Helen

We’ve enjoyed our jaunts around the country from Wimbourne to Broadstairs; from Galtres to The Gate to Southwell -  it’s been coolio! We’ve got more travels coming up  – have a look on the shows tab to find out more! In other news we just received our copy of The

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Album launch memories – ah!

Posted in blog by Sharon Helen

Courtesy of Julian Gray, we have some additional photos of the launch gig.  This was a very exciting/scary night for us but the fantastic turnout and buzz that the home crowd provided overcame all our nerves!  For those who have asked, the dresses are getting plenty of outings now……  The

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Review of Respectable Rebellion for York Mix

Posted in blog, Press by Sharon Helen

Darren Thackeray for York Mix Folk is a relatively well-worn genre. Like an old dusty jacket or a pair of well-travelled boots it certainly looks the part, but as you pull at the seams and undo the laces you can unravel the magic and once that starts, like discovering how

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