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DylanFest is back in Moville 22.08.22

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 music.
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 Dylan song".

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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