James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist

Things I probably shouldn’t have done….but did anyway! Pt. 1

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You know that feeling when you embark on something that you know is probably going to go horribly wrong but off you go anyway, teeth gritted. This is just such an event. 

When I was ten and in the Cubs (jnr. scouts for the uninitiated) some likely lad bet me his collection of marbles that I couldn’t cycle down the top of the wall separating our church hall from the other church on the far side. Stupidly I went for it got down a short distance and promptly fell off onto the gravel on our side and smashed my right arm. If I’d fallen on the side of the “Other church” I’d have been grand ’cause they had grass. Very sore but I got the marbles!

  

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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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