I’ve got some good news for fans of Bob Dylan in Ireland who can’t wait for his Fourth of July gig at Thomond Park in Limerick. The night before will see Clonlara, Co Clare play host to the second instalment of Bob Fest. The event takes place on the grounds of the Anglers Rest public house and will feature a number of local and national bands paying tribute to the music of Mr Zimmerman. The shindig is being organised by a Limerick musician named Keith Forde and he promises a “relaxed, chilled out atmosphere” with poetry and visuals to go along with the music. For those who’d like to make a night of it, the organisers are providing free camping at the site. You can find more information at Bob Fest 2010’s MySpace page. Please note that this event has no connection to the Bobfest 2010 that also took place in Co Clare a couple of months ago. A few years ago, Bryan Ferry became yet another artist in a long line who have released full albums of Dylan covers. I’d like to dedicate this version of Positively 4th Street to Mr Forde as we both count this song as one of our favourites by Dylan. Good luck, Keith!
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