Jen is originally from Ulverston and last took part in Furness Tradition Festival as a solo artist in 2011, but also has a wide variety of professional experience in most vocal styles, from vocational training in opera and music theatre with English National Opera, to close harmony swing, and including 10 years as a professional choral singer with groups such as the BBC Singers.

Jen also has over 20 years experience teaching singing to all age groups. She has recently turned her attention to the community aspect of bringing people together through singing, and the benefits of singing for our physical and mental wellbeing. At the beginning of this year she formed a local Community Choir in her home town in South Wales, and has continued to rehearse with them via Zoom throughout lockdown, alongside 2 singing clubs for children.

A solid, classically based vocal technique is at the heart of everything Jen does, and you will begin to learn some of the basics through her no nonsense teaching style in her Festival Workshops, which will be delivered via Zoom .