James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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It being a stormy (very) day and I sitting there with my NS Stick strapped on waiting for a tune to appear…..nothing…..still nothing!
OK, jump in the car and drive to Drumcliffe church of Ireland where WB is buried and walk around a bit, maybe something will happen.
Drumcliffe is a lovely country church and my grandmother Louisa Siggins used to be the organist there until her last years..she was responsible for the Swan door handles on the church and I remember as a young boy sitting beside her in the balcony as she played the organ and berated the choir for not coming in on time etc. while all the while behind the organ, Mrs. Lindsay was pumping the handle to keep air in the bellows like crazy, no electric motors there, you’ll find!
Anyway, in the middle of all this reminiscing, the magic tune appeared so now I’m racing back to record it before I forget the melody 🙂



Author: James Blennerhassett

I am a session bassist and contemporary composer based in Ireland, most of my studio work these days is done from my own place via Dropbox etc. I am also a member of Derek Ryan's touring band. I play Double bass and Bass guitar and most recently a derivative of the Chapman Stick, the NS Stick and several other instruments when I must :-) I have two solo instrumental albums on release called "End of a longer day" and "A small shadow" and I am currently writing and recording a series of Pictorial Audio projects comprising Text, Audio & Illustrations in collaboration with my sister Susan & her husband Vitya, inspired by special people, the unseen little folk, and other fantastic creatures that inhabit the woods, streams and lakes on this island .

One thought on “Drumcliffe

  1. So, you were in Drumcliffe yesterday!!!!!

    On 4/18/13, James Blennerhassett..OnLineBassMan

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