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Author Topic: The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican  (Read 42928 times)
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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2018, 10:04:36 AM »

I loved them! †Grin

Laughed like a drain, the Sons' enjoyment was infectious and I caught it. Can't wait to see them again - would happily travel to do it too! Crowd boating at the end was inspired and wonderful. I wondered why there were folk around wearing brightly coloured knitted tank tops! I don't think they'll ever come back in fashion, but since when has a crowd of folkies been fashionable? Lovely to see Maart joining in with a huge smile on his face too.

Marmite maybe (I love Marmite) - but the world could do with more of their good-humoured happiness.
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« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2018, 10:19:22 AM »

I thought I'd sample a few songs and then pop to see Leatherat at the Brasenose but I ended up staying til the end of their set. Loved the Ornithology song.
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« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2018, 11:20:09 AM »

If we had a best of Festival poll they would get my top marks.

The heavy rain in the driest of summers ,Metal Matty with Marrt , and the Cockwomble song will be the lasting memories of Cropredy 2018 for me.
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« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2018, 11:50:34 AM »

Does anyone have a set list?
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« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2018, 12:52:55 PM »

1. Massage In A Brothel
2. Nando's
3. Walking In Manpiss
4. She's From Dodworth
5. Since You've Been Ron
6. How Deep Is Your Glove?
7. The Ornithologist Waltz
8. The Zipper
9. Paint 'em Back
10. The Lady In Greggs
11. The Cockwombling Song
12. The Devil Went Darn To Barnsley
13. Jump Ararnd
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« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2018, 03:03:32 PM »


1. Massage In A Brothel
2. Nando's
3. Walking In Manpiss
4. She's From Dodworth
5. Since You've Been Ron
6. How Deep Is Your Glove?
7. The Ornithologist Waltz
8. The Zipper
9. Paint 'em Back
10. The Lady In Greggs
11. The Cockwombling Song
12. The Devil Went Darn To Barnsley
13. Jump Ararnd
Class!  Cheesy  thanks
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« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2018, 03:14:29 PM »

Mr Doonican,

Your set inspired Me into altering songs content.


My first attempt, and before ever reading about Mr Fish.

I.m sitting in the †rail station bog.
Got a packet full of laxitives.
On a tour of toilet blocks.
And every stop is neatly planned, to coincide with sewerage works.

Chorus.....

I.m so bound up, I really am,

Crowd...
He so bound up, He really is.

And each toilet looks the same to Me, the bog paper and graffiti ,

Bound up with too many boiled eggs.


Must stop or they may ban Me.
Lines including hemeroides exist , but not really fair to Mr fish.

Kevin



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« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2018, 03:54:11 PM »

I wasn't at Cropredy but heard Massage In A Brothel on the BBC Oxford feed and immediately started to look if the The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican were playing locally to me......I need to see these guys live!
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« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2018, 11:10:24 PM »

All tour dates are at www.thebarstewardsons.com/tour - our Xmas Lancashire show in Preston is almost sold out (just 10 tickets left as I type)
Feel free to join us.
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« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2018, 01:42:06 PM »

Have downloaded Schools Art. Itís live and has most of the Crop set. Enjoying hugely.

Sheís from Dodworth is driving me mad, as although I remember the original well, I canít remember its name or who did it. Could some kind person ...
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« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2018, 01:51:31 PM »


Sheís from Dodworth ... Could some kind person ...


Kraftwerk's The Model ?
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« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2018, 01:53:16 PM »

Kraftwerk - The Model

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Model

(I cant' link to the video on my phone).
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« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2018, 03:31:57 PM »

Yes of course was driving me nuts. Thanks both.
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« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2018, 11:07:38 PM »

I didn't know what to expect with this group. To be a novelty act you have to be extremely talented, or otherwise it just sounds lame.

I was blown away. They are extremely talented, and their rewrites were hilarious, a bit like the Barron Knights, but ruder. Sadly, the sound was not good in the first couple of songs, and I missed some words, but after that it improved. Spent the last song on my feet. JUMP, JUMP, JUMP, and I have a dodgy back.

The devil goes down to Georgia has always been one of my favourite songs, but they made it their own and took it to Barnsley. Missed a few words, so I am going to have to check out YouTube.

The lady in front of us was so impressed she bought a Lady in Greggs T-shirt.

Do you gig down south? If so, I am going to see you.

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« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2018, 07:25:09 AM »

TíSons are doing a crowd fund for a CD/DVD of their Cropredy set!!

It can be purchased here:

https://www.thebarstewardsons.com/copy-of-dvds-1
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« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2018, 08:15:39 PM »


Thanks for the heads up Bridget!

Duly ordered!!
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« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2018, 06:44:38 PM »

I see Scott has taken to describing TalkAWhile as GrumpAWhile on Facebook, presumably because of the mixed impact the act had on the people here. Thing is, Scott, TAW is not like FaceBook where people seek you out because they like you, the comments here are generated by people who were at Cropredy, from a wide range of musical backgrounds. It's inevitable that some will not be overwhelmed by BSoVD, whilst others will have been.

It's hardly fair on those who have praised BSoVD here to dub TAW "GrumpAWhile" on the basis that some people didn't do so.
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« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2018, 06:47:35 PM »


I see Scott has taken to describing TalkAWhile as GrumpAWhile on Facebook, presumably because of the mixed impact the act had on the people here. Thing is, Scott, TAW is not like FaceBook where people seek you out because they like you, the comments here are generated by people who were at Cropredy, from a wide range of musical backgrounds. It's inevitable that some will not be overwhelmed by BSoVD, whilst others will have been.

It's hardly fair on those who have praised BSoVD here to dub TAW "GrumpAWhile" on the basis that some people didn't do so.



I saw that too... and wondered why he should have decided to refer to us in that way.

I loved the band's set, but now am having second thoughts about seeing them locally...
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« Reply #58 on: August 26, 2018, 08:58:08 AM »



I see Scott has taken to describing TalkAWhile as GrumpAWhile on Facebook, presumably because of the mixed impact the act had on the people here. Thing is, Scott, TAW is not like FaceBook where people seek you out because they like you, the comments here are generated by people who were at Cropredy, from a wide range of musical backgrounds. It's inevitable that some will not be overwhelmed by BSoVD, whilst others will have been.

It's hardly fair on those who have praised BSoVD here to dub TAW "GrumpAWhile" on the basis that some people didn't do so.



I saw that too... and wondered why he should have decided to refer to us in that way.

I loved the band's set, but now am having second thoughts about seeing them locally...


Guess Iím a GrumpAWhile then. Liked the odd song (The Zipper made me smile/wince!) but overall it was puerile rubbish. Yes the musicianship was good but all they were doing was to squeeze so-called funny lyrics into existing tunes and, for me, it largely didnít work. I also only like some comedians and not every comedian. Not every comedy act is funny to everyone but I donít think Iím that much of a grump
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« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2018, 09:15:24 AM »

There's a long folk-club tradition of comedy-folk.  I almost universally loathed all of it.  I'm also no fan of the current "cover-version in another musical style" genre (although I make an exception for that outstanding cover of Thunderstruck by Steve'n'seagulls!).  From what I hear and see, this lot appear to be a mixture of the two?  If I'd seen them I'm fairly sure I'd have been a Grumpawhile too.
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