He’s a swinging Sixties icon.
Now singer, songwriter and musician Donovan Leitch has chosen Sea Church in Ballycotton as the venue for his first live performance in more than two years.
The Scottish native, who rose to fame in the 1960s with hit songs such as Catch The Wind, Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Universal Soldier, Colours, and Hurdy Gurdy Man, is set to play the intimate stage on Sunday, May 1st.
Widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters working today, Donovan was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014 with his 1965 album Sunshine Superman contributing to the release of his friend’s The Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
“I especially chose a small Cork county venue as the first for me to return to live concert after the long closure of concert halls, to thank the people of Cork County where Linda and I call home.” said the musician, who lives in Castlemagner.
Sea Church General Manager John Kidney said the venue is honoured that Donovan has chosen Sea Church for his first live performance in more than two years.
“Donovan has won numerous awards over the years, including The Ivor Novello Award for Songwriting for his first song at the age of just 18. His popular artistic talent has been seen and played all over the world, and his return to the dramatic coastal venue of Sea Church is certainly not one to be missed,” he said.
A limited number of tickets are on sale for the performance (€35 plus fees from seachurch.ie).