IF YOU are tired of the long, chilly days of winter and yearn for a spot of sunshine then how about this for an idea?

You may not be able to leap on the next plane to Barbados but you can put the glow back into your life with music, especially if you are the one singing and the music you are making includes the lush harmonies of the Pacific singing traditions.

Who says so? Jenny Goodman.

Jenny will be running a workshop involving Aboriginal, Maori and Pacific Island songs in the Proper Job Studio, on the top floor of the Byram Arcade, on March 12.

The workshop runs from 10.30am until 4.30pm and costs £15 (£9 concessions).

Jenny has been running voice and song workshops across the UK and internationally for 15 years. She was born in Marsden, and has returned to her roots to bring her love of singing home.

Jenny has trained and worked with Frankie Armstrong and Sweet Honey In The Rock and many more.

She is a founder member of the Natural Voice Practitioners' network and is committed to the philosophy that singing is our birthright. Renowned for her relaxed, funky style of teaching she will be teaching songs she was given on her travels in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2000.

For those who like the idea of discovering their voice but have no experience of singing, this is your chance. For all the songs will be taught by ear and so you don't need any experience at all. Just a desire to sing.

If you're interested, call 07984 584923 for details.