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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican's 7th studio album was written between the release of Sat'day Neet Fever in 2013 and early 2014, and was recorded over a four month period between the relentless touring.

It is the first BS/VD album that had been completely 'gigged' prior to recording it, and so we were able to see which songs were 'keepers' from crowd responses to them.

We had some special guests returning into the Doonican Discs studio: long-time friend of the band Richard Kitson (who has previously collaborated on 'Wath-On-Dearne Blues' and 'Wath-On-Dearne (Do They Know It's Christmas)' came down and added a jaw-dropping rawk electric geetar solo on Track 6, and Delmar Doonican (who played on The Big 7" B-Side 'Ace Of Spades') returned with his banjo in hand to add some twang to the track. The crowd at a festival at Harefield Hall also make an appearance on this track (the recording took place whilst we recorded the live set 'It'll Be Reight' if you want to hear the true story behind the song).

The band celebrate their 8th year in the summer of 2014 and with seven albums and countless live efforts in the discography we have no intention of slowing the pace.

credits

released May 25, 2014

Scott Doonican:
Vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, 5-string banjo, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjolele, piano, keyboards, harmonica, melodica, xylophone, wazoogle, percussion and owt else.

Alan Doonican:
Piano accordion, spoken vocal on ‘Road To Somewheer’

Andy Doonican:
12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, ukulele

with special guests...

Delmar Doonican:
Banjo on ‘Whole Lotta Rosé’

Richard Kitson:
Lead electric guitar on ‘Whole Lotta Rosé’

Recorded and produced by Scott Doonican between January 9th - April 19th 2014

Big shout-outs to:
Amanda, Kay & Hannah, all of the ‘Doonitics’ (you know who you are),
Delmar Doonican, Richard Kitson, Björn Doonicanson, Terry & Jo Brookes, Folkus, Dr. Chris Sammon for the lyrics to ‘The Bar Of The Old No. 7’, Pocketful O’ Nowt, Simon Friend, Steph Shaw, John Bownas, Graham Ibbeson, The Lancashire Hotpots, Eliza Carthy, Maartin Allcock, Graham Oliver, Mike Harding, Hugh Whitaker,
Den Duffy for making Scott & Andy‘s fabulous custom ukuleles, the crowd at Harefest at Harefield Hall for the live cheers & chants on ‘Whole Lotta Rosé’, and last, but certainly not least, all Doonifans everywhere... without you we’re nowt!

This album is dedicated to the memory of Stuart Di Tanna.

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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican UK

Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in't north, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are determined to follow in their father's immortal footsteps. They naturally began to perform other famous people’s songs complete with lyrics about life in't North and to complete their squeaky-clean image, they became instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish dress-sense.
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Track Name: Far Far Away
Lyrics: S. Doonican
Music: N. Holder / J. Lea
Track Name: Bye Bye Bieber
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Music: B. Gaudio / B.Crewe
Track Name: Addicted To t'Pub
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Music: R. Palmer
Track Name: Road To Somewheer
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Music: D. Byrne / C. Frantz / J. Harrison / T. Weymouth
Track Name: Nandos
Lyrics: S. Doonican / E. Smaje / A. White
Music: B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus
Track Name: Whole Lotta Rosé
Lyrics: S. Doonican
Music: A. Young / B. Scott / M. Young
Track Name: Snoring In Your Sleep
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Music: A. Adkins / P. Epworth
Track Name: Sean Bean
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Music: D. Henley / G. Frey / J. Browne / J.D. Souther
Track Name: You Can't Judge Our Dad
Lyrics: A. Doonican / S. Doonican
Music: W. Dixon
Track Name: Ring! Ring!
Lyrics: S. Doonican
Music: B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus / S. Anderson
Track Name: The Bar Of The Old No. 7
Lyrics: C. Sammon
Music: J. Page / R. Plant