posted by Barry Newton
John Laidlaw… R.I.P., Val… frown emoticon.
John Wilde… Thanks Val. You were unique. Journey on.
Jane Hartley… Used to love his programmes RIP Val x
Jacqueline Marsh…. A lovely man, watch a documentary last year, was a funny man and very genuine RIP
Andre Martin… A great entertainer who was so much part of our growing up on both the Radio and Television – RIP you old Trouper you can now take a long sit down in your rocking chair, and the angels can knit you some new jumpers.
Jim Breeds… My parents antidote to the evil wave of rock and pop sweeping the country corrupting us kids and ending civilisation as they had known it was to settle down to watch the Val Doonican Show every week. I watched too in a sort of ‘WTF is this?’ way. Actually, I mostly enjoyed it. It might have helped fire the then nascent love of folk music that grew and has been with me all my life. He had some great gustes on from time to time too. I still have a couple of Val Doonican LPs that Mum & Dad bought. They are filed in the box that also has Wout Steenhuis in it. Rock (ing chair) In Peace Val.
Peter Fairless… Keep rockin’, Val!
David Miller… Part of the soundtrack of my youth…and i wanted his guitar. Many blessings….
Chris Meachen… An essential part of growing up in our generation, Val was entertaining, funny & kind.. Another light goes out in our world..
Leigh Wieland Boys… Such sad news, spent many an evening with my parents watching his show. I still remember Val singing Scarlet Ribbons. RIP dear man
Alan Esdaile… Yes I remember watching The Val Doonican Show. My parents loved If The Whole World Stopped Lovin’. He certainly introduced us to lots of songs and I also liked his version of Scarlet Ribbons. Nice genuine guy even though he did knock the Beatles Sgt Peppers album off the number one spot. R.I.P.
Dave Nattress… Val was definitely uncool when I was a lad but my Ma and Pa used to watch him Saturday night and I by default did too sometimes. My dad bought an EP of his with Delaney’s Donkey and Paddy McGinty’s Goat on it and I recall these 2 quite funny, lyrically quite clever tracks well ,being played on MY record player by the old man! We must respect Val’s musicality, and he’s just more little bit of us or our growing up – well those of us a bit older, that’s now gone.
Andy Qunta… Great entertainer, & seemed like genuinely lovely fella! RIP
Jim Hobbs… A forgotten part of my life’s soundtrack. Good old Val on a Saturday night. Top man RIP.