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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$14.00 – $16.00
The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican
Put on yer finest knitted gladrags, style your barnet and bring your finest singing voices, because t’North’s hardest working comedy band, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, are coming to Cumbria! Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in South Yorkshire, brothers-from-other-mothers, Scott, Björn and Alan are determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive. They have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new comedy lyrics, on acoustic geetar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion and keyboard. 

The Doonicans are instantly recognisable, with their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of knitwear. Over their 12 year history, they’ve played almost 900 side-splitting shows,  bringing smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK from Barnsley to Barnstaple and Glasgow to Glastonbury. Expect a two and a half hour show of that will make Ben Hur look like an epic, featuring a host of Dooni-hits,including ‘Walking In Manp**s’, ‘The Lady In Greggs’, ‘Bag For Life’ and ‘If I Could Punch A Face… It’d Be Justin Bieber’s’, to name but a few.

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican can’t wait to bring their shindig to The Beggar’s Theatre, and they promise that they WILL rock you… but gently!


“The best thing to come out of Barnsley since the A61 to Sheffield” 

Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)

“Loved The Bar-Steward Sons. Great fun”

Jason Manford (comedian)

“The Bar-Steward Sons are very, very funny” 

Mike Harding (comedian/folk musician)

“A ridiculous family of genius, hilarious, irresistible music makers. Long may they rock… but gently” 

Eliza Carthy MBE (multi award-winning folk musician)

“The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican are one of the hardest working bands around, great entertainers, and the best pastiche outfit that I know of”

Maartin Allcock (Fairport Convention/Jethro Tull)

“They deserve the reputation they have earned, as one of the festival scene’s hottest bookings”

UK Festival Guides

“Proper belly-laugh moments… a LOL-a-minute through a variety of perfect pastiches. If there is any justice, the Doonicans deserve to be all over your Saturday night telly.”

R’n’R Magazine


October 27, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$14.00 – $16.00
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The Beggar’s Theatre
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square
Millom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ United Kingdom
01229 775677


Jakki Moore