The reason why

https://youtu.be/KXatvzWAzLU I can distinctly remember the first time I heard Tubular Bells, it was 1973 and everyone I knew had a copy of this iconic album which for me changed the way I thought about music and playing the Bass, it was so different to anything I had heard before. Now forty eight years later, … Continue reading The reason why

By Moorlight She Crosses

https://youtu.be/5h5UX-_Aq18 An Irish audio visual journey featuring an original composition by James Blennerhassett, performed by James and featuring Kieran Leonard on Bodhrán . This beautiful music focuses on the interaction of a Dingwall six string Bass, and an Irish Bodhrán with samples and soundscapes created using Halion 6 and Cubase Pro. ©James Blennerhassett 2021 James … Continue reading By Moorlight She Crosses

Repetition

Another Irish audio visual journey in nature featuring the original music of James Blennerhassett with Seana Davey and Kieran Leonard as "Aisdeoir". This beautiful music focuses on the interaction of a Dingwall six string Bass, Harp, Marimba and acoustic drums also with samples and soundscapes created using Halion and Cubase Pro. ©James Blennerhassett, Seana Davey, … Continue reading Repetition

Steinberg Certified Training

I'm delighted to announce that I am now a certified Steinberg trainer and will be training musicians, composers and musicmakers of all types in the use of Steinberg's powerful Cubase for music production and Dorico for music scoring. My new website for Music Tech Training is currently under construction and will be http://www.blenntech.com Watch this … Continue reading Steinberg Certified Training

Dance Among The Snowdrops

Dance among the Snowdrops or alternatively "Come on inside my head...again". Before this crazy Covid19 pandemic descended on us this year most of my recent musical working life was "Drive..Play..Drive..Sleep", whether it was driving to a recording session or to play at a concert or to play at a dance with Derek Ryan. Funnily enough … Continue reading Dance Among The Snowdrops

En Splendo Isoleco (Esperanto) “In splendid isolation”

  En Splendo Isoleco (Esperanto) “In splendid isolation” En Splendo Isoleco, a dream sequence by members of the artistic community  trapped in a  #COVID19 cave of crushing  hopelessness and despair. An evocative soundtrack with a background of incessant dripping water  continually reminding them of  their predicament – eliciting feelings of confusion hurt & frustration,  – … Continue reading En Splendo Isoleco (Esperanto) “In splendid isolation”

After the Snow

What can I say about "Daisy" my Double Bass. We have been playing on numerous recordings together for more years than I care to remember, including some of Christy Hennessy's most iconic tracks, the original #Galway Girl with #Steve Earle, A man of constant sorrow with Jackson Browne, The Rocky road to Dublin with #The … Continue reading After the Snow

The Fairies of Lough Sheelin

When my two daughters were young, we lived in the hills near the Arigna mountains and one our favourite pastimes was to search for Fairies, Elves, Goblins and other woodland beings in the neighbouring forests and around Lough Arrow and Lough Key. The girls loved it and having very active imaginations we could find evidence … Continue reading The Fairies of Lough Sheelin