Donovan talks to Miriam about his music, living in Cork and transcendental meditation.
He was one of the few artists to collaborate on songs with the Beatles, contributing lyrics to the song Yellow Submarine. Donovan was also invited by The Beatles to join them at Abbey Road Studios for the final orchestral overdub session for the Lennon-McCartney collaboration A Day in the Life, the grand finale of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Donovan not only influenced the guitar styles of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but also studied Transcendental Meditation alongside the band. They are known for being chiefly responsible for bringing Transcendental Meditation and Eastern Mysticism into Western Culture.
He is helping to launch an event at the Cill Rialag artists retreat in Kerry on June 21st.
He is playing Listowel on June 20th, Set Theatre, Kilkenny on June 22nd, The Spiegel Tent, Navan on June 27th, The Balor Ballyfofy
Donegal, June 29th and the Olympia in Dublin on October 26th.