After the BeatlesFest was over the only fun between then and Christmas was Halloween about Moville & Greencastle. That didn’t seem a very appetising prospect. Indeed it seemed a bit depressing.

So, we’ve decided to add some fun to the autumn programme. We are going to put on a RocktoberFest again this year after dropping it for a year. It will take place from October 25th to 27th. It is on the bank holiday weekend before Halloween and the schools are off the following week.


Rosatos are already quickly off the mark. They’re looking to book Michael Thomas, who played the Saturday night at the BeatlesFest, for the Friday night of the RocktoberFest.Michale had the whole bar singing along and everyone said it was a great night. He is a New Yorker who now lives in Portstewart.

Remember the young duo from Derry, Bulrush, who played the Sunday night of the DylanFest this year to such great acclaim? Well, they’ll be playing on the Saturday night in Rosatos at the RocktoberFest. What a gig they played at the DylanFest. Their return will be eagerly anticipated.

As Savage Henry have made a big impression in their gigs so far in Rosatos the proprietors wanted to keep them on but have moved them to the Sunday which is fancy dress night for Halloween and is more suitable for them.

We are now waiting for the other pubs to get in touch to see if they want to participate. I’d expect at least some of them will.

It should be a fun weekend. It will be something to look forward to in these darkening nights.