Stuck Inside of Moville

Ireland’s only annual festival of Bob Dylan music, Stuck Inside of Moville, the DylanFest on the Lough, have announced that Bobby Does Dylan will play at the festival this year. It takes place from August 21st to 24th. It’s the biggest DylanFest in Europe and takes place in the idyllic town of Moville in Donegal with the salmon and oyster fishing Lough Foyle as a backdrop.

So, who is Bobby Does Dylan? He is the man that Bob Dylan asked to see after he saw his video on YouTube.

Bobby Harrison got a surprise phone call last year. It was one of Scotland’s top DJs and he told Bobby that Bob Dylan wanted to meet him next time he came to Glasgow.

Bobby Does Dylan is a tribute act. He played at the Tall Ships Race in Greenock and then played the Oran Mor in Glasgow. He played outside to the people passing by and many of them stopped to hear him. It would put you in mind of the Beatles iconic video on the rooftops of their studio on Savile Row.

Bobby stuck the video of him performing Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ on YouTube. It must have caught Bob Dylan’s attention so he let it be known that he wanted to meet Bobby and the DJ managed to contact Bobby and tell him Dylan wanted to meet him.

Last November it came to pass. Dylan was in Glasgow and arranged for Bobby to be picked up and brought to his hotel. Bobby was told not to tell anyone he was coming or there would be loads of paparazzi in wait outside the hotel.

He was brought in to meet and talk to the great man. They spoke for several minutes but because of the conditions attached to the meeting we can only say that they discussed the video and Dylan thanked him for playing his song.

Said DylanFest organiser Gerry McLaughlin “We’re delighted that Bobby is coming to play at Stuck Inside of Moville. He’s told me the details of his meeting with Dylan and I’m sure he’d be happy to tell festival goers what happened and how the conversation went. Dylan caught him out in a good joke. I’d no idea that Dylan was a bit of a prankster”.

Bobby is an actor by profession who has acted with the likes of Robbie Coltrane amongst others, many of whom come to see his shows. He brings his acting abilities to the production and the ’performance’. He plays St. Eugene’s Hall on August 22nd and 23rd.

Stuck Inside of Moville takes place from August 21st to 24th. More details are on

Watch the iconic video that Dylan liked here – Like A Rolling Stone

Stuck Inside of Moville Programme of Events