BeatlesFest 2016

We have some of the best talent ever assembled at the 10th running of Ireland’s only annual festival of Beatles music. It will take place from July 28th to 31st.


BeatlesFest Acts


Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas is a virtuoso singer / guitarist from the USA who lives on the other side of Lough Foyle now. He plays regularly with Henry McCullough, the only Irishman to play at Woodstock and who played with Paul McCartney’s band Wings which he set up after he left the Beatles. See him play Rosatos last year at the BeatlesFest – Michael Thomas Live at Rosatos

Cavern Brothers

Cavanagh Brothers

Cavanagh Brothers

This is the area’s top band, the Cavanagh Brothers, who are designated as The Cavern Brothers for the BeatlesFest weekend. This is the first time they have played the festival. There should be a good crowd to see them. They tell me that they will have a legendary drummer playing with them but are keeping his id secret until the night.

Dahlia Band

They played last year as a trio and were great but have added a drummer this year. They love just to play and are massive Beatles fans.

Damien Sheridan

Damien is one of the best acts in the area and plays regularly at Rosatos.



Tony Bramell and his friend

Tony Bramwell and his friend outside Rosatos


– Top class restaurant and bar which has won many awards including the trade Traditional Irish Pub of the year and the Sunday World’s Pub Spy’s Best Irish Pub 2010.

Caiseal Mara Hotel

– Great hotel right in the centre of Moville and very near most of the venues.

The Clock

Great music bar and restaurant plum in the middle of town in the town square.

Annie’s Bar

Located right in the centre of town this pub (which used to be Terry’s and the Bar-a-Cuda) has recently been refurbished to a high standard.

Programme of Events

Here is the Programme of Events so far. It will be added to as we book more acts.

Come Together Night (Thu 28th July)

9:45pm – Annie’s Bar – Dahlia Band

It’s Getting Better Night (Friday 29th July)

10:30pm – Rosatos – Dahlia Band

12:30pm – The Clock – TBA

A Hard Day’s Night (Sat 30th July)

5pm – TBA – Open Mic

10:30pm – Rosatos – Michael Thomas

10:30pm – The Clock – Electric Fly

Strawberry Fields Afternoon (Sun 31st July)

5pm – TBA – Open Mic

Hello Goodbye Night ( Sun 31st July)

8:30pm – Caiseal Mara – Dahlia Band

10pm – The Clock – The Cavern Brothers

10:30pm – Damien Sheridan – Rosatos


See Moville Holiday Hostel

See Self Catering Holidays in Moville

See Bed and Breakfast in Moville

See Redcastle Hotel – a luxury hotel just outside Moville with spa, swimming pool, gym and golf course.

See Caiseal Mara Hotel which is in the middle of Moville.