Jess Magowan is fifteen when she meets her cousin Laurie for the first time, at a music club in Belfast. A family feud has divided the cousins and at first they seem worlds apart. One is Catholic, one is Protestant. One is rich, one is poor. But Jess and Laurie share a love of music. When they come across a notice about a song-writing competition with the chance to appear on TV, they decide to enter together. Can the dark shadows of the past be eclipsed by Jess and Laurie's growing friendship?