Dy­lan back on the boot­leg trail

Irish Independent - Farming - - RURAL LIFE -

BOB Dy­lan fans can look for­ward to the re­lease of Bob Dy­lan — Trou­ble No More — The Boot­leg Se­ries Vol 13/19791981, which goes on re­lease this Fri­day, Novem­ber 3.

It show­cases the mu­sic Dy­lan wrote and per­formed dur­ing one of the most sur­pris­ing, con­tro­ver­sial and in­spired pe­ri­ods of his ca­reer. As the 1970s ended and the 1980s be­gan, Dy­lan re­sponded to the chang­ing of the decades with a three-al­bum tril­ogy — ‘Slow Train Com­ing’ (1979), ‘Saved’ (1980) and ‘Shot of Love’ (1981). This col­lec­tion of­fers fans and mu­sic lovers the op­por­tu­nity to fully ex­pe­ri­ence for the first time this ex­tra­or­di­nary chap­ter in Dy­lan’s musical jour­ney.

IR­ISH coun­try star John Ho­gan is to head­line the first an­nual St Lu­cia Coun­try Fest in the Caribbean on De­cem­ber 2 in the world-fa­mous Fond D’or Her­itage Park.

The West­meath-born en­ter­tainer is re­garded as some­thing of a su­per­star in the Caribbean is­land since scor­ing a num­ber one hit with his self-penned song ‘Step­ping Stone’ some years ago.

Although he hasn’t per­formed there for some time, the peo­ple of St Lu­cia still hold Ho­gan close to their hearts and his record­ings are reg­u­larly played on ra­dio there.

Or­gan­iser Michael Hof­fer said they have been in­un­dated with re­quests to bring the Kil­beg­gan man back to St Lu­cia for years.

“Over the last cou­ple of years I’ve talked to many lo­cals and I’ve asked hun­dreds of peo­ple the same ques­tion: ‘If you could choose any coun­try per­former to come to the is­land, who would it be? The an­swer is al­ways John Ho­gan.”

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