I was in Rosatos last night listening to a great set and sing-song from some of the Moville Gospel Choir when someone told me that he had heard the DylanFest in Moville talked about in two different radio programmes on successive days. In fact he said that he was listening to 2FM just that day when news and talk about the DylanFest came on.

It’s on The Year of the Gathering Programme of Events and also the City of Culture Programme of Events so that’s probably where they came across it as they haven’t been in touch with me.

I think the DylanFest is potentially big this year. How I wish the two hotels were still open. When I first started running the festivals there were two hotels and 64 bedrooms available. Now there is none and none which makes it harder.

I’ve been concentrating on our hinterland this year, like Derry, i.e. people who don’t have to stay for the night. We’ll soon know if it works as it is less than 2 weeks to go. The indications are good though.