Based in Claremorris, County Mayo, The Royal Blues were one of Ireland's top showbands throughout the
'60s. Managed by Andy Creighton, some members came from Pete
Browne's Showband and others came from Dublin to settle in
They went to No.1 in the Irish charts in 1966 with 'Old Man Trouble'
and released their only L.P., 'In A Country Field' on Pye Golden
Guinea in 1969. Following some personnel changes, the band continued
as The New Blues with Trina, Nora Larkin, Keith Beatty, Glen Curtin, Carole and Lola fronting the
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