Bob Dylan 70th birthday celebrations at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Legendary folk singer Bob Dylan celebrates his 70th birthday next week.  Sadly his North Lincolnshire fans won’t be there in person to wish him many happy returns but they can do the next best thing and come along to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall’s own tribute to this major musical figure-head.

Three days before Dylan reaches three score years and ten, the five piece tribute band Blonde on Bob will be paying homage to the American singer-songwriter, painter and poet.

An evening of Dylan compositions ranging from material recorded in his early folk music days, through the contributions he’s made to rock, country, blues and gospel music, right up to and including songs featured on his more recent albums will be looked forward to at the gig which takes place at the Maltkiln Road venue on Saturday, May 21, starting at 8pm.

At this special tribute night to one of the greatest musical icons of modern times the band are joined by Rory Motion who will present his own inimitable comedic take on the Dylan legend.

The evening also features the launch of ‘Younger Than That Now,’ a double CD compilation of new interpretations of Dylan songs from various artists, recorded especially to mark Dylan’s 70th year.  As well as Blonde on Bob other Ropery Hall favourites on the CD include Clive Gregson, The Burden Of Paradise, Martin Simpson,  Craig & Willoughby and Edwina Hayes.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door and can be booked by contacting 01652 660380 or by visiting www.roperyhall.co.uk

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