When attractive redhead Lorna Fernie is taken on to play saxophone in a post-war Glasgow dance band, she is at first over the moon – especially when she and likeable trumpet player Rod Warren fall in love. But then disaster strikes. Things go wrong between her and Rod. He leaves her life, she loses her job, and it's only when she forms her own band – the Melody Girls – that the future gradually brightens. Fate, however, still holds a surprise for her, one that she needs all her courage to face before she can look forward to success – and even perhaps to finding love again.