Moville, Culdaff and Derry set to
SINCE 2007 Moville has
been hosting the successful annual festival of Bob
Dylan music every August. Acts arrive from all over
Europe and Dylan fans come from all over the world.
DylanFest takes place on the bank holiday weekend at
the end of August and this year is on from August
23rd to 27th.
It has been decided to spread out the Dylan festival
to both sides of the Irish border. This year the
DylanFest will also take place in both Derry and
Culdaff as well as Moville.
Gerry McLaughlin said “We thought that it was time
we spread the festival out to some other places.
Derry was an obvious candidate with their great love
for music. They also run the highly successful Jazz
Festival and know how to put on a show and attract
The festival in Moville is titled Stuck Inside of
Moville, the DylanFest on the Lough whilst the Derry
part of the fest will be called All Along the
Watchtower, the DylanFest on the Foyle.
Organiser Gerry McLaughlin at the
DylanFest, Moville in 2007.
Mario Macari of the
Gweedore Bar in Derry added “We’re delighted to be
included in the first year of the DylanFest in
Derry. I fully expect the Dylan Festival to become
as big as the Jazz Festival”.
The evening and afternoon events will have titles
based on Dylan’s songs. The opening night on
Thursday will be called Come Gather Round People
night. Friday’s will be Like a Rolling Stone night.
Saturday will be Mr Tambourine Man night and the
last night, Sunday, will be No Direction Home night.
There’s also Forever Young afternoon on Saturday and
My Back Pages afternoon on Sunday.
The Chris Winters Band live on the
gig rig in Moville at the DylanFest in 2007.
The DylanFest is not
only expanding to Derry this year. It is also going
to Culdaff, where music pub McGrory’s is hosting
events. For further details about the festival see