When Judas Met John

 This is a story with music about Bob Dylan and John Lennon. It’s about their songs and how they inspired each other. It was put on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year and we are very excited about being able to put it on in Moville.

Al Diesan from Sardinia in Italy

Al is the best Dylan act in the world. He has played at all bar 3 of the DylanFests in Moville as well as DylanFests all over the world.Many say they would rather hear and watch Al than Bob Dylan nowadays

Michael Thomas from New York

Michael has played the keynote gig at the festival, Saturday Night in Rosatos for the past three years. He is a virtuoso guitarist.

Originally from New York he lives in Portstewart now. He played regularly with the late Henry McCullough ex of Paul McCartneys’ Wings and who was the only Irishman to play at Woodstock in his Greaseband days. He’s not to be missed.

The Dylanites from Derry

Top class 5-piece band from Derry they played previously at the DylanFest in Moville. They are really good. Played at The Gweedore in Derry at the DylanFest last year.

Said organiser Gerry McLaughlin “I remember in one of the early years of the DylanFest that I attended a play about Dylan in the local Temperence Hall on the first night of the festival. There were not many people there.

“I remembering wondering whether many people had come for the festival that year. Would it be a flop? I looked in the back door of the Bar- A Cuda to see if there were many there. The whole place was packed out to see Ryan O’Dochartaigh’s band The Dylanites. Not only that everybody was up on the floor jiving to Dylan songs”.

Egon Callery

Dutchman who plays around the Inishowen and Derry area. Has played Rosatos before at the DylanFest.

Shaun Hiboy from Moville

Shaun, from Moville, has played many of the DylanFests there.

Shaun once went on a songwriting course run by Glen Hansard, and the song he wrote was picked out by Glen Hansard as the best.

Ryan O’Dochartaigh from Derry

Ryan has played at previous DylanFests both as a duo and with a full band, The Dylanites (see above)