Blissfully married Lily and Jack Beaumont own and run a genuine Victorian tavern, situated on one of Belfast's few remaining narrow cobbled streets. But when Vincent Halloran comes to Belfast with big plans for Maple Street, Jack and Lily know their ivory-tower days are numbered.
As Christmas approaches, Lily decides to hire four barmaids and two singers, in a final bid to save the tavern. Enter pint-sized man-eater Bridget O'Malley, lazy art-student Daisy Hardcastle, neurotic Trudy Valentine and painfully shy Marie Smith. Not to mention the Devaney brothers with their tight leather trousers and acoustic guitars. But is it too little, too late?