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Trio revels in homecoming

The McClymonts open up their album launch show at the Grafton Racecourse.
The McClymonts open up their album launch show at the Grafton Racecourse. Adam Hourigan

MIDDLE sister Sam McClymont told the adoring crowd at Friday night's performance that a return to Grafton for the launch of the sister-trio's latest album was never a question.

The busy touring and recording schedule between the US and Australia has clearly made the journey home a welcome one.

Grafton's talented femme-power country export was in fine form in front of more than 1000 people at the Grafton Racecourse.

While applause was warm and encouraging for the opening acts - a couple of songs each from the Valley's six high schools - there was no doubting the main attraction.

It was standing room only on the grass verge in front of the stage as Mollie, Brooke and Sam kicked into their first tune with their backing band consisting lead guitar, drums, keyboards and violin.

The girls won new fans and reinforced others with their polished show and spent a long time signing autographs and chatting to fans and old friends after the show.

Several Grafton Public School children were seen to jump with excitement when Mollie told them the girls had attended the school.

After wowing more than 1200 fans on Friday night, the girls are now heading for a three-month tour of the US.

Manager Stephen White said the girls had a ball at the concert.

One of the highlights for them was watching the performances of the young singers from the schools.

"It's a one-off thing they thought of for their homecoming," Mr White said.

"They wanted to make the whole thing for Grafton, so there were no outside acts.

"It was not so long ago that they were in the exact same position as those young musicians.

"It will have given them a taste of performing and a bit of experience they won't get anywhere else."

Mr White said the McClymonts would spend the next three months touring the US, playing mainly outdoor venues at state and county fairs, supporting leading US performers.

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