DylanFest is back
AFTER two years off
because of Covid, Stuck Inside of Moville, the DylanFest
on the Lough is back on this weekend in Moville. It has been
running since 2007 except for the two years of the
pandemic and is Ireland’s only annual festival of Dylan
Festival organiser, Gerry
McLaughlin said: “It is fantastic to have it back on
again. It was sorely missed for the past two years. It
is almost like an annual reunion with people coming here
regularly from all over, so we haven’t seen some old
friends for three years”.
This year Jesse Caine will be coming from Yorkshire to
play. Jesse explained: “I heard about it from an
American friend of mine and am really excited that I
have been asked to play. Dylan has been the foundation
of my music all my life.”
Jesse has headlined festivals and played with the likes
of Tom Paxton, Isaac Guillory, Status Quo, The Lightning
Seeds and many more.
This year the festival has expanded with a gig on in
Muff for the very first time on the Saturday night.
Also, for the first time, a Dylan Drag Act called Miss
Mary Jane who will be playing in Greencastle on the
Saturday night. Gerry added: “I’m told that this might
be the very best attended act of the whole festival.
Miss Mary Jane is obviously a very keen Dylan fan, as
Miss Mary Jane is a reference from a fairly obscure
Gerry continued: “This is going to be the people’s
festival this year. We will be putting on more Open Mics
both during the day and at night and outside and inside.
People are coming over from England and Wales just to
play and sing at the Open Mics.
It’s shaping up to be a great festival with a mouth
watering cast of players. Let’s just hope we get the
weather for it”.
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