Muff musician returns home for Moville’s Beatlesfest

Luke McLaughlin (front) with his band 'The Turning.'
Luke McLaughlin (front) with his band 'The Turning.'

An 18-year-old Muff man is to return home with his band to perform at Beatlesfest in Moville.

Luke McLaughlin has had a rollercoaster ride with his sixties-influenced band ‘The Turning’ which operates out of West London. They have toured with The Strypes and Steve Cradock and have played all over the UK in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds as well as at the Kent Hop Farm where Bob Dylan played. They’ve also played all over Europe, in places like the Rivoli Gallery in Paris (where they appeared on French TV) and in Lanzarote, which they call their Hamburg – harking back to the days when The Beatles cut their teeth there.

Luke, a huge Beatles fan, has returned home to appear in Ireland’s only annual festival of Beatles music, the BeatlesFest on the Lough in Moville this weekend. He made his first appearance last year where he made a big impression on Tony Bramwell, the Beatles road manager and talent scout, who saw every gig The Beatles ever played.

Luke will be a major part of the festival this year in Moville and Tony Bramwell will have another chance to spot, and discover another burgeoning talent.

Luke McLaughlin will be appearing at the Caiseal Mara and Annie’s Bar during the festival.