For Jack Grainger music has been his soulmate since he was just three years of age. Now the 89-year-old remains as keen today as he was as a young child to make music and bring joy to the audiences

Updated May 17 2022 - 11:07am, first published May 9 2022 - 1:09am

You could say Jack Grainger's life has been dominated by the two Ms - music and mining. The latter provided the sustenance but it was the music that was the love of his life along with his wife Roslyn and their family. It took a pandemic to stop his musical pursuits which began when he was only three-years-old. Today the 89-year-old is learning to play a new instrument the clarinet to add to his expertise on the trombone, cornet, saxophone and harmonica.