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New single: The Banks O'Doon(24/08/2009)

Donovan has recorded a new song with lyrics based on the poem The Banks O'Doon, by Scottish poet Robert Burns. This single coincides with the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns and joins the fight against ScottishPower plans to divert river Doon away from Ayrshire. Environmentalists associations claim that this proposal will be an ecological disaster for the river, destroying salmon stocks and other marine life. Donovan was shocked when he learned about this: «here was a beautiful, iconic river under threat. All rivers are important, but this one is more important to me because of its connection to Robert Burns». Many of Burns' poems are inspired in river Doon. Besides, Donovan spent childhood holidays in Ayr. This new song is released on iTunes.

[Source: ayradvertiser, Donovan Official website]

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