Video and audio from Bob Dylan concerts in Dublin over the years

Bob Dylan has played 17 concerts in Dublin over the years.

May 5, 1966 – Adelphi Theatre

CBS records this concert. A PA recording of the acoustic half of the show is subsequently widely bootlegged. The extant tape features “Visions of Johanna,” “Fourth Time Around,” “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” “Desolation Row,” “Just Like a Woman,” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” (but not “She Belongs to Me,” presumably performed). Although the acoustic set seems to be well received, the audience is hostile throughout the electric set. One review of the show is headlined “Night of the Big Let Down.” According to Robbie Robertson, some of the audience were even holding up placards saying “Stop the War.” A recording of “I Don’t Believe You” from the electric set is eventually released on the Biograph set, incorrectly assigned to Belfast.
~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)


Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica & electric guitar), Robbie Robertson (electric guitar), Garth Hudson (organ), Rick Danko (bass), Richard Manuel (piano), Mickey Jones (drums).

Just Like A Woman

June 3 & 4, 1989 – Simmonscourt R.D.S.

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G. E. Smith (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Christopher Parker (drums).

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door & Maggie’s Farm – June 4 w/ Bono

February 5, 1991 – The Point Depot

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), John Jackson (guitar), César Diaz (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

The Man In Me

February 5 & 6, 1993 – The Point Theatre

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Winston Watson (drums & percussion).
Did not find anything on youtube from these concerts

April 11, 1995 – The Point Theatre

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), John Jackson (guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), Winston Watson (drums & percussion).

The Times They Are A-Changin’

September 13 & 14, 2000 – Vicar Street

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Charlie Sexton (guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), David Kemper (drums & percussion).

Ring Them Bells – September 13

November 17, 2003 – The Point Theatre

Bob Dylan (vocal & piano), Freddie Koella (guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums & percussion).

Girl From The North Country

November 26 & 27, 2005 – The Point Theatre

Bob Dylan (vocal & piano), Stu Kimball (guitar), Denny Freeman (guitar), Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, pedal steel guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums & percussion).
Two GREAT concerts!

Visions of Johanna – November 27

May 5 & 6, 2009 – The O2

Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard), Stu Kimball (guitar), Denny Freeman (guitar), Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums & percussion).

If You Ever Go To Houston – May 5

October 6, 2011 – The O2

Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard), Stu Kimball (guitar), Charlie Sexton (guitar), Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums & percussion).

Things Have Changed

June 17, 2014 – The O2

Bob Dylan (vocal, grand piano & harmonica), Stu Kimball (guitar), Charlie Sexton (guitar), Donnie Herron (violin, viola, mandolin, banjo, steel guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums & percussion).

Long & Wasted Years

May 11, 2017 – 3Arena

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, grand piano & keyboard), Stu Kimball (guitar), Charlie Sexton (guitar), Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums & percussion).

Dylan sings beautifully. For the most part, he stays rooted to his piano, but for a divine rendition of ‘Melancholy Mood’, he grabs a microphone and nearly goes the full on Elvis.
It’s a set for the hardcore rather than the casual fans, who are conspicuously absent, as this is a standalone, one-off show, in stark contrast to the multiple night stands he’s done in this same venue in the past.
The standard of musicianship, coupled with Dylan’s esoteric but exclusive set list selections, make for a incredibly special evening.
–> Eamon Sweeney (Independent.ie)

Ballad of a Thin Man


-Egil

3 thoughts on “Video and audio from Bob Dylan concerts in Dublin over the years

  1. September 13 & 14, 2000 were not both at Vicar Street — only the former. September 14 was at The Point (as shown in the photo at the head of the article).

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