Talk Of The Tarn (2014)

by The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican's fifth studio album was written between the release of Sat'day Neet Fever in February 2013 and early 2014, and was recorded over a four month period between the relentless run of shows during that time.

It is the first Doonicans 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 studio: long-time friend of the band, Richard Kitson (who has previously collaborated with the Doonicans) came down and added a jaw-dropping rawk electric guitar solo on Track 6.

Also Delmar Doonican (who played on The Big 7" B-Side 'Ace Of Spades') returned too.

It was the last album to feature the 'second' band line-up of Scott, Alan #1 and Andy. Alan #1 was to leave in October of 2014 and be replaced by Alan #2, and the line-up was expanded to feature Bjorn Doonicansson (who actually joined just before this album's release, despite not performing on it).

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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 #1:
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

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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican UK

Hailing from Barnsley, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are Britain's hardest working comedy band. Having played over 1,000 anarchic live shows to date, they are instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish dress-sense. The have been critically acclaimed to be the UK festival scene's undisputed Kings of Parody. ... more

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Track Name: Far Far Away
Lyrics: S. Doonican
Track Name: Bye Bye Bieber
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Track Name: Addicted To t'Pub
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Track Name: Road To Somewheer
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Track Name: Nando's
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White / E. Smaje
Track Name: Whole Lotta Rosé
Lyrics: S. Doonican
Track Name: Snoring In Your Sleep
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Track Name: Sean Bean
Lyrics: S. Doonican / A. White
Track Name: You Can't Judge Our Dad
Lyrics: A. Doonican / S. Doonican
Track Name: Ring! Ring!
Lyrics: S. Doonican
Track Name: The Bar Of The Old No. 7
Lyrics: C. Sammon