A friend sent me this photo of a surfboard made by David Wray and myself in another life….well in 1984 I think!
We were under the illusion that we could actually make a living out if building surfboards in the west if Ireland back then. If only it was now 🙂
Published by 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 studio 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 my sister Susan and I are currently writing and recording a series of Audiodramas/Books called the The Todalie Stories, a series for kids of all ages including adults that refuse to grow up. comprising Text, Audio & Illustrations (by Vitya Malirsh), inspired by special people, the unseen little folk, and other fantastic creatures that inhabit the woods, streams and lakes on this island .
The stories explore the concept of triumph over adversity and illustrate the importance of inclusiveness, the powerful impact of community spirit, bringing together disparate groups to achieve a common goal in a respectful inclusive space.
The first story (abridged) is available as a Podcast called The Todalie Stories on all good podcast providers and on www.todalie.com.
During lockdown I completed a course in Music Composition for Games in Pulse and Griffith College Dublin, and am currently involved in several exciting writing projects so watch this space!
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I am an Aussie surfer living in Ireland and recently one of the Hollowave twin fin surfboards was given to me to get repaired, it would be simular to the one in the photo but in alot better condition it is 6ft 5 3/4inches long.
A local lady Mary owns it from new and she recalls a Rocky Allen may have had someting to do with it but it could be you that shaped or glassed it.
My email is email@example.com and i could send you the pics i took of it to you.
It has a big red dolphin on the underside.
Kind regards in these strange times,