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Some of Caistor’s most musically talented youngsters played to an enthusiastic audience during a busking afternoon at the town’s Arts and Heritage Centre today (Saturday, May 2, 2015).

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The exhibition room was packed all afternoon as seven different acts played half-hour slots under the direction of music tutor, Nick McCann, pictured below.

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Fourteen-year-old Lucy McDonald, pictured below, opened the afternoon with a stunning solo performance of six different songs. Lucy saved her best until last – moving most of the audience to tears with her own composition about her grandfather.

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Year eight student Dan Pyle, pictured below, next took the floor with a strong solo performance, featuring songs by Sam Smith and George Ezra.

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The youngest performers of the afternoon, the Superstrings, featured a group of year four primary school students, who all sang and played ukeleles. Their rendition of Three Little Birds inspired stalwart Harry Minns, who will be 92 this month, to dance just outside the room, waving his walking sticks in the air.

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The show went on for Pearl McCann and Amelia Terry, who continued alone after the rest of their act unfortunately could not attend.

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Two bands who had not yet given themselves a name each wowed the audience. A seven-piece all-girl band produced strong harmonies during “Thinking Out Loud” and their performance of “Fix You” drew rapturous applause.

Waiting patiently for most of the afternoon for their chance to perform were year five group, The Ukeladies, who also each had a chance to demonstrate their skills on the drums.

Cash donations were collected which will go towards the centre. Previous busking sessions have helped to pay for microphones and other performing equipment, said Mr McCann.

The lead picture shows the Superstrings after their performance.

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