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"Absolutely brilliant"
Darren Gough
Cricketer, Barnsley lad, Talk Radio Drive-time Host

"The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican were the highlights of Saturday afternoon, lampooning a genre that sometimes takes itself too seriously "
Jeff Robson, The Independent 
(Review of The Bar-Steward Sons at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018)

" The Barnsley boys left the audience in stitches with exquisitely crafted parodies. Yorkshire's answer to Weird Al Yankovic."
Heather Kincaid

Wolverhampton What's On Review 

THE LINKS PAGE

JOIN OUR OFFICIAL FAN CLUB MAILING LIST

Just add your name and e-mail address and you are on board!

 

Simple!

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THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN'S
FACEBOOK PAGE AND 
FAN CLUB GROUP ON FACEBOOK

Our Official Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/thedoonicans 

If you are on The Social Network, why not pop over and give us a 'Like'?

All of the band are on Facebook too (click the link):

Scott Doonican

Alan Doonican

J.R. Doonican

Mo-Jo Doonican

Dave Doonican

 

Over 11,000 Doonifans can't be wrong!

As well as our Facebook Page, we have an Official Fan Club Facebook Group. It is actually one of the best places to get all of the latest news about what the band are up to. Scott's rather prolific on Facebook, so you can be sure to get regular updates straight from the horse's mouth!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CLUB

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THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN ON BANDSINTOWN

Bandsintown is a great way of ensuring that you never miss a Doonicans show near you ever again. We update our website gig dates via this app, so if you click to 'Track' us, you will be notified if we are going to be playing in your area. What's not to love about that?

CLICK HERE TO TRACK US

THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN ON TWITTER

For those of you that like your social media in more condensed 140 character-sized chunks, then look no further than our Official Twitter page, well now our Official 'X' page (Elon Musk is a bit of a chuffing idiot really, isn't he?!). 

We're not quite as interesting (or as popular) as Barack Obama or Stephen Fry, but we're on there, tweeting or X-ing (or whatever you call in nowadays) every now and then, anyway!

www.twitter.com/barstewardsons

THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN ON BANDCAMP

For those of you hip-and-with-it trendy kids that prefer your music in a downloadable format, rather than on lovely vinyl or on CD, then head on over to our Bandcamp page, where the majority of our extensive discography can be purchased.

And for those that prefer it, we're on ruddy iTunes too!

THE LYRICS ARCHIVE

We have added all of the lyrics to all of the songs from our first eleven studio albums from 2010 to 2022. Singalong with your favourites!

Click HERE!

TANGLEWOOD GUITARS

Scott Doonican is proud to play Tanglewood GuitarsScott's trusty battered old 1995 Tanglewood TW55 (aptly dubbed 'The Workhorse') has seen him through 1200+ shows between 2006-2024 with The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican (and counting). The company's motto is "Trust Tanglewood", and Scott's main acoustic is a testament to that ethos. A vial of the ashes of his late brother, Matthew, reside inside the guitar's body so "that he could still be there with me and share all the amazing highlights".

As of 2018, Scott is now proud to be an official endorsee of Tanglewood Guitars (he was endorsing them for years unofficially, anyway!), and is also the proud owner of the last ever Tanglewood TSR3 jumbo acoustic to ever be put into production. Designed by reknowned Swedish luthier Michael Sanden, this is one of Tanglewood's most celebrated professional instruments at the highest end of their wide range. It has been dubbed the 'New No. 3' as he also owns a second TW55 too.

www.tanglewoodguitars.co.uk

THE DOONICAN ARCHIVES

The Doonican Archives page, is a place where you can see how the band has evolved since 2006. It contains videos and recordings from all of the band's previous line-ups. 

Take a trip down memory lane, and see what it was like when we were younger than we are now!

ALL HAIL TO THE ALE... A PINT OF DOONICANS
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EY ‘UP! LET’S SUP!

DOONICANS is a uniquely light, clean and refreshing SIBA Award Winning beer, brewed by Nuttycombe Brewery (in Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset) to raise a glass to the UK’s hardest working comedy-folk band The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican. The band's anarchic blend of music and comedy isn’t watered down and neither is this, Nuttycombe’s first collaboration beer. Brewed with Melon hops, it’s light, clean and refreshing, and like brothers Scott, Alan, J.R., Mo-Jo and Dave themselves, brimming with amped-up fruity flavour… floral, grassy and herbal with strawberry, apricot, and a hint of pineapple too!

So good it’ll leave you screaming out for an encore.

Nuttycombe's DOONICANS is the winner of the SIBA National Cask Speciality Light Beer Silver Award 2024, and the SIBA South West Region Gold Award in 2023. 

OTHER THINGS WE LIKE...

This is the part of the LINKS PAGE that transports you to other things we like. These are friends of the family, people we have collaborated with, or folk who do great things. Be sure to check them out.

Maartin Allcock - Maart was a multi-instrumentalist, a former member of both folk-rock leg-ends Fairport Convention and prog-rockers Jethro Tull, and a session musician with 300 albums under his belt. He also lent his experience to record production, and before his untimely passing, collaborated with us on a bunch of Christmas charity singles and other projects too. He will always be in our hearts and minds.   

Bak Trak Pedal - an ingenious bit of tech kit that Scott uses every night on stage. Invented by the electronic genius Keith G Jones, Scott can't thank him enough. 

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Photo by Haluk Gurer

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