SELBY Town Hall welcomes back "enigmatic Canadian icon" Jane Siberry on Thursday.

"Singer-songwriter Jane is a true one-off, creating beautiful, ethereal music from the heart," says Selby Town Council arts officer Chris Jones.

"She's has had big success in North America, in particular through her work with k.d.lang, and her live shows are always fascinating, intimate affairs."

Siberry, who is playing her first British tour in more than two years, brings sincere integrity and emotional depth to a career that has spanned three and a half decades, during which her 15 studio albums have moved from new wave, rock and art-pop to jazz, folk, gospel and classically inspired music.

Born in Toronto, she started playing piano at four and completed her first collection of songs at 17. Through the years, she has collaborated on recordings by Peter Gabriel, Nigel Kennedy, Indigo Girls, Joe Jackson and k.d. lang, who has covered her songs Love Is Everything, Haint It Funny and The Valley.

"Jane’s music is beautifully ethereal and her concerts are real events," says Chris. "She’s incredibly genuine, creating fascinating music that’s both intense and intimate. We’re thrilled to welcome her back to Selby Town Hall.”

Tickets for Thursday's 8pm show cost £17 on 01757 708449 or at or £19 on the door from 7.30pm.