In the late 1950's a young Newry band
called 'The Rhythm Aces', decided to ask a local ballroom
owner and dance promoter, Malachy O'Neill, to manage the
Malachy agreed but only on the condition that he would augment the
band with some up-and-coming musicians from the local music scene
and change the band's name to The Hilton Showband.
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