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Forget Paddy Reilly, Donovan is Coming to Ballyjamesduff!

Cavan County Museum and Cavan County Council Arts Office are
delighted to announce a very special Donovan celebration entitled
‘Donovan Days’ from the 10th to 12th of July 2009 at Cavan County
Museum, Ballyjamesduff.

Donovan was at the vanguard of the pop revolution of the 1960’s, when
his songs became the soundtrack for a generation. A poet and artist,
he was the writer and performer of classic hits such as Catch the
Wind, Mellow Yellow and Sunshine Superman. A close associate of The
Beatles, he travelled with the group to India in 1968, where he gave
John Lennon guitar lessons. Hurdy Gurdy Man, another classic Donovan
track, featured members of Led Zeppelin before they became famous.

Special and exciting events will take place over the weekend in
Ballyjamesduff, they include: Friday, 10th July - launch of an
exhibition of Donovan’s artwork, a collection of Sapphographs for
their European unveiling in Cavan in association with Govinda
Gallery, Washington DC and curated by Chris Murray; Saturday, 11th
July - a concert in tribute to Donovan at the Museum. Donovan will
perform some of his best-loved songs at this concert as a special
guest. Other guests on the night will include Sean Ó Sé, the renowned
singer and performer from west Cork, Noel Battle, 12 times All-
Ireland mouth organ champion (see review of his album in this issue),
and Seamus Fay, Cavan’s lilter, along with the Nyah musicians.

Sunday 12th July - a screening of the award winning Donovan documentary,
‘Sunshine Superman’, followed by a rare question and answer session
with Donovan, moderated by Chris Murray in the Govinda Gallery.

Further details to follow or contact Cavan County Museum on
Tel: 049  8544070.

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