Donovan to play Universal Hall

Musical legend, folk and pop songwriter/performer Donovan is to play at Universal Hall on Thursday May 26 and the concert has been greeted with delight both in and outside the community.

The name Donovan conjures images of a slender, tousle-haired folk singer muse who mixed company with The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Maharishi in the 1960s and who became a frequent visitor to the charts as well as India — and who has been a successful and much-loved troubadour for more than four decades.

‘Mellow Yellow’, ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’, ‘Jennifer Juniper’ and the sublime ‘Catch The Wind’ are a reminder of his melodic brilliance. Other career highlights include jam-band covers by the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers (“There is a Mountain”), TV and movie soundtracks, commercials.

His song, ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’, is a perennial favourite in the community, sung by community musicians over the years.

Donovan is currently touring his Beat Cafe project throughout the UK and Europe and his Universal Hall show is one of only two in Scotland. He will be accompanied by band members Tom Mason, Double Bass, Joe Atkinson, Keyboards and Chris Miller, Drums.

Universal Hall manager Lesley Quilty said ” I am so thrilled to welcome Donovan to Universal Hall and Moray. His concert is certain to be one of the highlights of the year and we can expect a mix of old and new material. It was a happy day for me when we signed to bring such a legendary and fine musician here.”

Tickets go on sale, priced £15 and £12.50 concessionary, from MONDAY MAY 2nd at 10am at the PHOENIX BOX OFFICE. Box office open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Early booking is recommended.

For purchase by Credit card/switch call 01309 690954, or in person at the PHOENIX BOX OFFICE (opposite Phoenix Store, The Park, Findhorn), or online at http://www. thebooth.co.uk

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