Powerful in its own right, McPherson’s Girl from the North Country confirms Dylan’s genius

Conor McPherson’s musical plumbs the emotional heartbeat and dramatic narrative of Bob Dylan’s songs, and will surely convince sceptics of the works’ literary power

Girl From the North Country by Conor McPherson runs at the 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin until July 30 and at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, from February 14 to 18, 2023. Picture: Johan Persson