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Donovan to return to the stage at Cork’s Everyman Palace Theatre


Donovan and his wife Linda.

Donovan and his wife Linda.

Donovan and his wife Linda.


DONOVAN will make a welcome return to the live stage on Sunday, May 29, for an eagerly anticipated gig at the Everyman Palace Theatre

Donovan, real name Donovan Leitch, released his debut album ‘What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid’ at the tender age of 19 in 1965, with the press dubbing him ‘the British answer to Bob Dylan’.

Over a career spanning more than five decades he has released an impressive list of albums and a string of hit singles including ‘Sunshine Superman’. ‘Catch the Wind’, ‘Universal Soldier’, ‘Colours’, ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man and ‘Mellow Yellow’ enjoying chart success on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Along the way he has won multiple accolades and at his induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 it was said of Donovan that he “single handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman” an album he released in 1966.

Still writing recording Donovan, who lives in north Cork with his wife Linda, last year released the song ‘I Am The Shaman’ to mark his 75th birthday.

A limited number of tickets are still available for his Everyman gig priced at €35 from