James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist

Artists I have recorded with

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Featured Artists

Recording with The Rolling Stones & the Chieftains

  • Mary Black
  • Paul Brady
  • Steve Earle
  • The Chieftains with the Corrs / Rolling Stones / Marianne Faithfull / Elvis Costello / Eros Ramazotti / The Rankin family
  • Sharon Shannon with Jackson Browne
  • Frances Black
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Maura O’Connell
  • Davy Spillane
  • A Woman’s heart
  • Mike Denver
  • Gabrielle
  • Christy Hennessy
  • Tommy Fleming
  • John Prine
  • The Celtic Tenors
  • Nathan Carter
  • Celtic Woman

* See below for for full listing *

1986

1987

  • Colm Hughes
  • Elaine Kumar
  • Andy White
  • Kenny Paul
  • Johnny Mc.Crory
  • Grieve sisters
  • Gregory Gray
  • Billy Mc.Farland
  • Davy Mc.Williams
  • Kevin Mc.Loughlin

1988

  • Philomena Quinn
  • Ann Breen
  • Victor Mc.Cullough
  • Gregory Gray
  • Brendan Quinn
  • Michael O’Brien
  • Route 101
  • T.R.Dallas
  • Noel Cassidy
  • Joanne Hogg
  • Andy White
  • Kieran Goss
  • Ronnie Griffiths
  • Gene Stuart
  • Two’s Company
  • Sarah Jory
  • Billy Finnegan

1989

  • Jimmy Hendry
  • Colm Hughes
  • Sandy Healy
  • Sean Cuddy
  • Mick Flavin
  • Dominic Kirwan
  • Joanne Hogg
  • James Devlin
  • Brendan Quinn
  • Crawford Bell
  • Rev.William Mc.Crea
  • Maura O’Connell
  • Andy White
  • Charlie Mc.Gettigan
  • Davy Spillane
  • Route 101
  • Tom Pacheco
  • Annabel Duff
  • John Hogan
  • Séamus Mc.Gee
  • Jimmy Mac Carthy
  • Ray Lynam
  • Dan The Street Singer

1990

  • John Ryan
  • John Farry
  • Noel Cassidy
  • Dana
  • John Hogan
  • Martin Mc.Allister
  • Bad Bob’s Compilation
  • Tommy Sands
  • Sweetmouth
  • Crawford Bell
  • Marie Lacey
  • Interference

1991

  • Mick Flavin & Philomena Begley
  • Dominic Kirwan & Mary Duff
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Four Men & a Dog
  • Christy Hennessy
  • Green on Red
  • Katell Keinig
  • Ann Breen
  • Claire Knox
  • Rev.William Mc.Crea
  • George Hamilton IV
  • Gloria
  • Phil Campbell
  • Roberta Clements
  • Paul Brady
  • Seán Keane
  • Geraldine King

1992

  • Seán O Farell
  • Niall Mc.Lean
  • Frances Black & Kieran Goss
  • Mick Flavin
  • Sarah Jory
  • Philomena Begley
  • Ally Herron
  • Brendan Mc.Gee
  • Charlie Mc.Gettigan
  • Rob Strong
  • Fergus O’Farrell (Interference)
  • Declan Nerney
  • Richard Abbott
  • Philip Begley / Derek O’Sullivan
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Maurice Dixon
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Mickey Mc.Connell
  • John Farry
  • John Hogan
  • Karen Marsden
  • Tom Healy
  • Anne & Royston
  • Rosemary Woods
  • Hugo Duncan
  • Larry Smith
  • Tom Clinton
  • Malachy Duffin
  • Tommy Gormley
  • Tony Stevens
  • 32 Counties of Ireland L.P.
  • Ronnie Kennedy
  • Four Men & a Dog
  • Anderson on the Box (sig. tune)
  • Crawford Bell
  • Christy Hennessy

1993

  • Crawford Bell
  • Mick Flavin
  • Frances Black & Kieran Goss
  • Tommy Gormley
  • Ronnie Kennedy
  • Ben Sands
  • Mary Duff
  • The Lisheen Album
  • Papa Hobo
  • Trudi Lalor
  • Chris Meehan
  • Paddy O’Brien
  • Robin Rea
  • Seán O’Farell
  • Arty Mc.Glynn & Nollaig Casey
  • Zoey
  • Reeltime
  • Seán Tyrell
  • Dominic Kirwan
  • Johnny Duhan
  • Rolling Stones with The Chieftains
  • Marc Roberts
  • Kieran Kennedy (Black Velvet Band)
  • Jimmy Mc.Carthy
  • Frances Black
  • A Woman’s Heart

1994

  • Dominic Kirwan
  • Kevin Conlon
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Jane Cassidy
  • *Frances Black*
  • Lee Clayton
  • Reeltime
  • Gerry O’Brien
  • Sheila Noonan
  • Sandy Watt
  • Siobhán Skates & Rosemary Woods
  • Mick Flavin
  • Claire Knox
  • Jimmy Mc.Carthy
  • Mary Duff
  • Jake’s progress (film)
  • Seán Keane
  • Séamus Maguire
  • The Chieftains w/ Marianne Faithfull
  • A Woman’s heart 2

1995

  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Mary Duff
  • Briege Mc.Coy
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Deirdre Cunningham
  • Skylark
  • Johnny Duhan
  • *Frances Black*
  • Rev.Wm.Mc.Crea
  • The Woodvale quintet
  • Sandi Hart
  • Hugh Slevin
  • Séamus Moore ( the JCB man )
  • Larry Nugent
  • Phil Campbell
  • Christy Hennessy
  • Hammock Productions

1996

  • Hammock productions
  • Paul Gardiner
  • Seán Keane
  • Martin Murray
  • Joneen Black
  • Charlie Mc.Gettigan (Eurovision winner 1994)
  • Norman and Linda Hobson
  • Elaine Chambers
  • Frances Black
  • Cara Jones (Japan)
  • Mick Flavin
  • Adrienne Megan
  • Mary Mc. Gonagle
  • Don Baker
  • Jimmy O’Regan
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Mary Duff
  • Blen/Bradley/Begley
  • Alan Cunningham
  • Gerry Grennan & Brendan Emmett (The boys of Sligo)
  • Kate Purcell
  • Barnbrack
  • ESB anti-smoking ad.
  • Rev. Mark Templeton
  • Gerry Carney
  • My own solo album
  • Joyce Gibson
  • The Rankin family
  • The Chieftains
  • The Corrs

1997

  • Reeltime (co-producer)
  • Celtic Rhapsody
  • Tommy Sands
  • Colm O’Donnell
  • Liam & Donal Clancy with Robbie O’Connell
  • Pat Ely
  • Marc Roberts ( Eurovision)
  • Siobháin Mc.Gowan
  • David Mc.Lean
  • Christie Hennessy
  • Deirdre Cunningham
  • Eamonn Mc.Cann
  • James Keane
  • Brian Hughes
  • Declan Nerney
  • The Zionaires
  • Crawford Bell
  • John Daly
  • Jim Mc.Killop
  • Joan Murphy
  • Rika Muranaka (Japan,metal gear solid s/track)
  • Selena Leonard
  • Elvis Costello
  • GAA album
  • The Chieftains
  • Indian (co-producer)
  • Deirdre Reilly
  • Benny Hayes
  • IOYOU (now Westlife)
  • Cadenza
  • The Irish Famine – various artists
  • Dierdre Cunningham
  • Niamh Murray (co-producer)
  • Furry Village (co-producer)
  • MáirtÌn O’Connor (Live album)(co-producer)

1998

  • Furry Village (co-producer)
  • Brian Mc.Grath & Johnny Connolly
  • Seán Keane
  • Graham Monaghan (producer)
  • Steve Wickham
  • Ben Sands
  • Gael Linn-O’Carolan album
  • Deirdre Cunningham
  • Tarah (co-producer)
  • Pan Pipes of Ireland Vol.2
  • Tommy Fleming
  • Rosemary Woods
  • Micky Mc.Connell
  • Clancy, O’Connell & Clancy
  • Benny Hayes
  • Cathal Hayden
  • 1798 pageant soundtrack (producer)
  • Yeats society
  • Alan kelly
  • Adrienne Meegan (co-producer)

1999

  • Frank Kilkelly
  • Mary Black
  • John Prine
  • Natalie Mc.Master
  • Jim Rooney
  • Dolores Keane
  • Graeme Monaghan (producer)
  • Séamus Begley & Jim Murray
  • Alan Kelly
  • Tommy Fleming
  • Discover Sligo project (producer)
  • Séamus O’Dowd

2000

  • Cathy Jordan & Séamus O’Dowd
  • Jane Mc.Canny (producer)
  • James Mc.Cosh
  • Fiction (co-producer)
  • Jackson Browne
  • Sharon Shannon
  • Tommy Sands
  • Discover Sligo project (producer)
  • Micháil O’Domhnaill
  • MáirtÌn O’Connor
  • Fiona Joyce
  • Mary Duff
  • Paul Redmond
  • Liam Gannon (producer)
  • Des Carolan
  • BMG film music
  • Theresa Conlon
  • Irish guitar album
  • Sinead Conway
  • Marie Conway
  • Carmel O’Donohue
  • Roisin O’Reilly
  • John Taggart
  • John Kavanagh
  • Brenda Feeney
  • Gerry Maguire
  • Liam Reilly (Bagatelle)

2001

  • Seán Keane
  • Gerry Maguire
  • Padraic Meehan
  • Paddy Keenan
  • Jim Mc.Killop
  • Eilis Ni Chinneide
  • Emerald music
  • John Kavanagh
  • Leonie Cornelius
  • Moss Shanley
  • Brian Flanagan
  • Johnny Duhan
  • Mandy Durant
  • Liam O’Connor
  • Mary Black
  • Tommy Fleming
  • Tom Kennedy
  • The Wolfe tones
  • Carmel O’Donohue
  • Fionnuala Monks
  • Aoife Clancy
  • Fil Campbell

2002

  • The Celtic tenors
  • Susan Mc.Cann
  • Lindsey Hinkel
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • The Duggans
  • Jim Mc.Killop
  • Kevin Conlon
  • Siobháin Conlon
  • Discover Sligo
  • Harris Moore
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Mary Black
  • Eclipse
  • The Conway sisters
  • Sharon Shannon
  • Mary Black
  • Paul Taggart
  • Johhny Mc.Evoy
  • Acabella
  • (More than Lizzy) Gary Moore tribute band
  • Brian Flanagan
  • Leonie Cornelius
  • Brian O’Hanlon
  • Paddy Keenan
  • Jonathan Carter
  • Gary O’Briain
  • Brian Byrne & Margo Daly

2003

  • Brian O’Hanlon
  • Brian Byrne
  • Tommy O’Sullivan
  • Leonie Cornelius
  • Johnny Duhan
  • Brian Flanagan
  • JohnKavanagh
  • Bill Shanley
  • Denise Hagan
  • Gabrielle
  • Those Nervous animals
  • Sarah Jane Hudson
  • Jim Mc.Killop
  • Eoin Duignan
  • Danú
  • Ursula Connolly
  • Frances Black
  • The Black family
  • Randalstown?
  • C.Bell
  • Padraig Meehan
  • Stella Carroll (Film music)

2004

  • Moon
  • Jargon
  • Charlie Mc.Gettigan
  • James Kilbane (Producer)
  • Fil Campbell
  • Girl talk
  • Jim Mc.Killop
  • George Murphy
  • Ryan Sheridan
  • Liz & Yvonne Kane
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Busy fingers
  • Niamh De Burca
  • Muireann Charleton
  • Maura Donaghy
  • Trisha Laine
  • The Wolfe Tones
  • Willie Hughes

2005

  • Marc Roberts
  • Mary Black
  • Muireann Charleton
  • Elaine Canning
  • Helen Mc.Cabe
  • Maura Donaghy
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Homestead girl?
  • Willie Hughes
  • Fil Campbell
  • Isla Grant
  • James Kilbane (Producer)
  • Aaron James
  • Paul Taggart
  • Tommy O’Sullivan
  • Moon (Producer)
  • Hands across the water (Tsunami relief cd)
  • Sue Matthews & Lynn Saoirse
  • Ragús
  • Frances Black
  • The Orpheus choir
  • Sephira
  • Acabella

2006

  • Al Grant
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Lisa Hake
  • James Kilbane (Producer)
  • Charlie Mc.Gettigan
  • Song sisters (Producer)
  • Aaron James
  • Laura Conway
  • Jimmy Buckley

2007

  • Bernadette Ruddy (Producer)
  • Steve Mc.Nulty (Producer)
  • Brian Mc.Dermott
  • Keith Mc.Donald
  • Isla Grant
  • Eros Ramazzotti
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Kieran Lundy
  • Prey
  • The Fureys and Davey Arthur

2008

  • Laura Brown
  • Barbara Munnis
  • Four men and a dog
  • Therese Campbell
  • Joe Mc.Gowan
  • Niall Morris
  • Dominic Kirwan
  • Colm Kirwan
  • James Kilbane
  • Claire Roche
  • Patrick Feeney
  • Rig the jig
  • Kieran Lundy
  • Benjamin Dwyer
  • Christie Hennessy
  • Hermione Ross
  • Mike Denver
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • gary O’Briain
  • Eric Fraad
  • Mary Black
  • Lisa Hake
  • Jimmy Buckley
  • Mike Neilsen
  • Mick Flavin
  • Garry O’Briain

2009

  • Anne-Marie O’Farrell with Deirdre O’Leary
  • Andrew Sheerin
  • Mike Neilsen
  • The Conquerors
  • Declan Nerney
  • Des Willoughby
  • Patrick Feeney
  • The Conquerors
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Michael English
  • Louise Morrissey
  • Carmina
  • The Fureys and Davy Arthur
  • Peter Carbury
  • Mike Denver

2010

  • Maria Butterly
  • Mick Flavin
  • Robert Mizzell
  • Kieran Lundy
  • The Three Amigos
  • The Conquerors
  • The Fureys and Davey Arthur
  • Jane McNamee
  • Dee Reilly
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • FG Marnane
  • Michael English
  • Claudia Buckley

2011

  • Three Amigos
  • Lisa Mc hugh
  • Robert Mizell
  • Brendan Shine
  • E.D.Svarofski
  • The Fureys and Davy Arthur
  • Fran Garry
  • Mike Denver
  • Keith Mc Donald
  • An Caladh Nua
  • Michael English
  • Dominic Kirwan
  • Benny Hayes
  • Niamh Feeney
  • Breda Dunne
  • Liz Lawrence

2012

  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Roots of Ireland show
  • Three Amigos
  • Lorraine Mc Donald
  • Fran Garry
  • A visit to Ireland project
  • Brendan Larrissey Celtic show project
  • Benny Hayes
  • Celtic cry
  • An Caladh nua
  • Garry O’Meara
  • We Banjo 3
  • Louise Killeen
  • Ray Lynam & the Hillbillies
  • Lisa Mc Hugh
  • Todalie project

2013

  • Aminah Hughes (Singing Wind)
  • Tara Blaise
  • Todalie project
  • Johnny Brady
  • Yvonne Fahy
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Mary Duff
  • Brendan Hayes
  • Ciaron Rosney
  • Richie Hayes
  • Brian Kerrigan
  • Layliana project
  • Alan Neilan
  • Crystal Swing
  • Patrick Feeney
  • Paula O’Leary
  • Vincy Walmsley
  • Benny Hayes
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • John Garrity
  • Gus Hayes
  • Yvonne Fahy
  • Paddy Rafter
  • Brian Lawlor
  • Jerome Taheny
  • Brian Kerrigan
  • Josh Turner

2014

  • Nathan Carter
  • Yvonne Fahy
  • Brendan Hayes
  • Jerome Taheny
  • Brian Kerrigan
  • Gavin Mc Aloon
  • Thomas Gillespie
  • Seána Davey
  • Johnny Brady
  • Layliana project
  • We Banjo Three
  • Derek Ryan
  • Soundtrack of Film “Brooklyn”
  • Johnny Mc Evoy
  • Dennis Donovan
  • Robert Mizzell
  • Vicky Kenny
  • Lorraine Mc Donald
  • Gerry Guthrie
  • Sean Corrigan
  • Seamus Moore
  • Frankie Mc Donald
  • An Caladh Nua
  • MikeDenver
  • Nicola Mc Guire

2015

  • Nathan Carter
  • Mike Denver
  • Robert Mizzell
  • Avi Mc Goarty
  • Keith Mc Donald
  • Gina
  • Michael English
  • Gerry Guthrie
  • Brendan Quinn
  • Daniel O’Donnell
  • Claire Roche
  • Patrick O’Sullivan
  • Dominic Kirwan & Mary Duff
  • Keith & Lorraine Mc Donald
  • Mary Duff
  • Aoife Scott
  • Celtic Woman
  • Cliona Hagen
  • Honkytonk Angels

2016

  • The High Kings
  • We Banjo Three
  • Robert Mizzell
  • Michael English
  • Mike Denver
  • Johnny Brady
  • Nathan Carter
  • Jim Devine
  • Sean Loughrey
  • Patrick Feeney
  • Lee Matthews
  • Vicki Kenny
  • Shauna Mc Stravock
  • Alanna Quinn
  • Gary Gamble
  • Keith Harkin
  • Seán Keane
  • Kieran Lundy
  • The Ocelots
  • Mary Duff
  • Ruaile Buaile
  • Honkytonk Angels
  • Matthew O’Donnell
  • David Maguire
  • Gentleman John
  • Lorraine Mc Donald
  • Séamus Moore
  • Slim Attraction
  • Kane O’Rourke
  • Yvonne Fahy
  • The Recollective

2017

  • Michael English
  • Jimmy Buckley
  • Jacqui Sharkey
  • Bernie Heaney
  • Dermot Mc Connell
  • The Recollective

I also have an album of original instrumental material on release in the USA on the Gifthorse label called “End of a longer day” with another completed work called “A small shadow” available as a download only from the iTunes store.

I have recently completed an original work called “Todalie” which is awaiting release in conjunction with a Book later in the year, and am currently working on a new project of original material  called “Layliana” also part of a series of Books.

http://www.amazon.com/End-Longer-Day-James-Blennerhassett/dp/B00004T487/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_1

http://www.amazon.com/A-Small-Shadow/dp/B001AQR6MS/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_2

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