The Grafton Ukettes spread some Christmas Cheer playing in the lobby of the Grafton Library.
The Grafton Ukettes spread some Christmas Cheer playing in the lobby of the Grafton Library. Adam Hourigan

Christmas spirit alive and loud at the library

THERE were plenty of heads in books at the Grafton Library yesterday, and they were all making a lot of noise.

But there were no angry looks or shushing, just the spirit of Christmas as the Grafton Ukettes took over the lobby of the library to play a Christmas concert for the patrons.

Put on as part of a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with raffles and morning tea, the group decked in red played and sang their way through a range of Christmas favourites, as well as some ukelele classics.

Organiser for the Ukettes, Madge Little said it was the group's final performance for the year before starting again in February, and while the group filled the floor space, new members were welcome to join.

"We play every Tuesday in the Joan Muir Hall on Turf Street from 10am, and could always have new members," she said.

"This year we're preparing to host a ukelele convention with players from all over coming to Grafton for a weekend, and we'll have more details on that in the new year."

And with a crowd of onlookers taking up spots on the stairs, or just looking from the balcony, the group finished on "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," and gave a little cheer.



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