Goodbye to Val

Truly sad to hear of the passing of Val Doonican, who was such a gent, and always displayed such good humour. At his music hall best:

and it doesn’t get better than this:

9 comments on “Goodbye to Val

  1. Ian Cameron on said:

    Very very enjoyable and both are worhwhile remember Doonican choices.

  2. Andy Newman on said:

    Ian Cameron,

    Yes, there is nothing post modern or ironic about my respect for Val Doonican. He comes across as a thorougly good bloke .

    And in particular i appreciate those entertainers who are experts at their craft , but know its a job, not a higher social status.

    In the wise reply once given by Elvis to a fan. “No mam, i’m not the King, Jesus Christ is King, i’m just a singer”

  3. John on said:

    Andy Newman: In the wise reply once given by Elvis to a fan. “No mam, i’m not the King, Jesus Christ is King, i’m just a singer”

    I disagree. Muhammad Ali was the King. 🙂

  4. Jimmy Haddow on said:

    [deleted: cult nonsense designed only to prove how Jimmy Haddow is superior to everyone else on here]

  5. Karl Stewart on said:

    “The most boring Irishman the world has ever seen”

    My first primary school was run by nuns and one of the songs we had to sing was Doonican’s “O’Rafferty’s Motor Car” and even at that age, it was embarrassing to have to sing it!

  6. non-partisan on said:

    7* Memories like the stereogram, with dad’s records in it, The Clancy Brothers, Val, The Bachelors, and many more……………….

  7. Jimmy Haddow on said:

    [deleted, except for this bit: “I am politically superior than the editors of socialist dis-unity. All this site is a drawing room sewing circle that moves to the right with every essay. The activists who I know who know about SU find it a laughable site.”]

    Jimmy, if you find this site such a joke, you won’t keep trying to post the same nonsense from your cult, will you?

    Bye Jimmy. You sound far to busy to bother with us.