James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist

Inspiration

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I heard an old “Pentangle” album recently called “Basket of light” and it unleashed a flood of musical memories  which took me back to a rare television series from c.1970 called “Revolution” ( I think) that we were allowed to watch in school study time, well a few of us non rugby types anyway!

I t was here that I discovered two of the biggest musical influences of  my life, one was the great Danny Thompson playing with Pentangle Pentangle Danny Thompson

and the other was Mike Rutherford playing with Genesisgenesis Genesis

These two gentlemen had a profound effect on my young self and without doubt helped shape me into the musician that I am today. Thanks Chaps 🙂

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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 .

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