STUDIO ALBUMS ON CD

You can view the tracklisting to each album, or even 'listen before you buy' via  our MUSIC page - be sure to return to THIS page if you want to buy a physical CD copy of any album!

 

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Studio Albums from the current line-up
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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican / 2008-2018

New to the party? Then consider this CD (or LP, if you want it on shiny double-disc transparent red vinyl) the perfect gateway drug... an introduction to the anarchic world of the brothers Doonican. It's a 22 track 10 year retrospective compilation of their 'Bestest Bits' from all of their first 8 studio albums, lovingly re-recorded in 2018, with the band's current (and strongest) line-up. 

Rugh & Ryf (2022)
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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican’s new album ‘Rugh & Ryf’ may have grandiose visions above its station to become (like it’s real-world original counterpart, Fairport Convention’s 'Liege & Lief') “the most important [comedy] folk-rock album of all time”, but their 11th studio outing is a culmination of two years of lockdowns and uncertainty, upwards of 1150 shows over 16 years, the musicianship of brothers-from-other-mothers Scott, Björn and Alan, expertly crafted parodies and an to attention to detail that aims to set them apart from any of the contemporaries in their field.

 

Some would argue that the Doonicans are an act best served live, gracing the stages of many of the country’s best-known festivals, but they always aim to ensure that, although laughter is always given headline status, their studio albums show-off the other strings to their bows… an opportunity for them to quite literally wig-out and add the many subtle layers of instrumentation that can’t be undertaken by just six hands in the arena of festivals, and that, beyond their comedy capers, that they really can play.

 

As all Doonicans studio albums are loosely themed around their perfect pastiches of classic album covers, Rugh & Ryf (pronounced ‘rock & reef’ and Middle English for ‘Rough & Ready’) takes its inspiration from Fairport Convention’s 1969 classic 'Liege & Lief' (Middle English for ‘Loyal & Ready’). Do the original band mind that these Barnsley Tykes are taking-off their most celebrated work in the most tongue-in-cheek way? On the contrary, the surviving members of the original Liege & Lief line-up all approved, with former Fairport virtuoso Richard Thompson emailing them to say, “it’s nice to be asked…as they say, imitation is the sincerest whatsit”. This is cemented by guest appearances from Fairport’s Dave Pegg on bass, and a former FC drummer (who asked to be credited as ‘Arthur Beetlaite’ or ‘AB’ to his friends), whose presence make the opening track, a parody of Fairport's perennial 'Matty Groves' all the more groove laden and authentic.

 

Although produced by the band in their respective home studios over lockdown and beyond, both mixing and mastering is handled deftly for a seventh consecutive studio release by “the 5th Doonican”, Joel Howe. Subjects on this collection, try not to repeat themes on previous albums, as the band are all too aware of a need to constantly reinvent their stage show and to keep their anarchic brand of comedy fresh for each festival season.

CPL KIPPER'S BARNSLEY TRADES CLUB TURN (2020)
The 10th Anniversary Edition CD
with 120 page 'Listener's Guide' Book
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Our debut album from 2010, re-recorded by the band's current line-up and an army of special musical guests. A 14-track concept album about our hometown of Barnsley, it comes along with its own 'Essential Listener's Guide' an accompanying 120-page book written by Scott Doonican, containing the lyrics to the songs, the stories behind them, and insights into the recording of the album and its evolution from 2010 to 2020.

Place Of Spades (2019)
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Studio album #9 sees Scott, Björn and Alan tackling some of the more important lyrical subjects of these troubled times... such as sheds, shoes, spiders, riders... and an elusive gasman.
'Ave It : Bold As Brass (2017)
The band's eighth outing tackles themes ranging from home DIY, bird watching, school lunch supervisors and a range of unsavoury characters under the umbrella of a particular noun.
T'SOUTH 0 - TARN 4 (2016)
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Our magnificent seventh. From The Housemartins inspired 'Crappy Flowers' to the closing bars of 'Campervan of Love', this album encompasses a whole range of genres and silliness in between. Features fan-favourites such as 'Walking In Manpiss', 'Bag For Life' and 'Festival Heroes'. 

The Tarn Machine (2015)

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After something of a spiritual rebirth in 2014, the new-look (current) line-up of The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican released 'The Tarn Machine'. 14 tracks packed with belly-laughs galore, it was always intended to be all killer and no-filler. Many of the songs from this album remain in the band's live shows to this day, including 'She's From Dodworth', 'The Devil Went Darn To Barnsley' and 'The Zipper'.

AVALON CALLING - live at Glastonbury Festival (2019)

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The name 'Glastonbury' conjures up a certain magic. It is synonymous with the gigantic list of some of the greatest musical acts the world has ever seen. It's the destination that so many aspiring bands want to get to, and as a result, playing Glastonbury Festival was always going to be a highlight when we finally got asked to play it.
So when we took to the stage at the Field Of Avalon on 30th June 2019, we made sure we left a recorder rolling, in case we managed to capture some of that Glastonbury magic.
Luckily, the magic showed up, and the magic was captured.
Enjoy the magic... we saved a little bit especially for you.

DOUBLE LIVE ALBUMS ON CD

Live At The Palace Theatre (2019)

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It was bound to happen eventually, and after 13 years the Doonicans reached show #1000. We had every intention of inviting Doonifans from across the UK to Redditch Palace Theatre for the biggest celebration we could muster, and we brought a mobile recording team and film-crew to capture it all too. The physical version of this live album includes the entire uncut show over 2 CDs and also a DVD of the show too. 

Scott Doonican ONE MAN SHOWS I-III (2015-2017)

Scott Doonican:
One Man Show
(2015)
Scott Doonican:
One Man Show Too
(2016)
Scott Doonican:
One Man Show III
(2017)

Scott's ONE MAN SHOW shows have been a staple of our touring schedule since around 2013. However, in 2015, before the release of 'The Tarn Machine' Scott realised that it would be nice to 'test-run' the new songs in front of an audience that had never heard any of them before. The results were rather special, and so he did the same for the songs from the following two studio albums too. All three of these shows are recorded at The Lantern Theatre in Sheffield.

Scott Doonican's BIG NEET IN (2020-2021)

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Scott Doonican's 
BIG NEET IN
The Big #2 
(2020)
Scott Doonican:
Socially Distanced Collaborations (2021)
Scott Doonican's
BIG NEET OUT - LIVE!
(2021)
Almost two years of coronavirus lockdowns meant that the band were unable to hit the road and bring mirth and merriment to the masses as usual. Inevitably Scott decided to rectify this by doing an online 3 hour show every week for almost 70 weeks, aided and abetted by his better half, Amanda and her menagerie of bonkers puppets. All of the shows remain on YouTube, but the show spawned four albums (three studio albums and a live album) including one filled with guest collaborations from the duration of BIG NEET IN.