a small shadow – Remastered!

https://jamesblennerhassett.bandcamp.com/album/a-small-shadow-remastered I composed the music for this album when my two daughters were very young and fascinated with all things around them such as shadows, butterflies, snow, mist, and lots of other stuff in nature.The tracks "Bow By Blow" & "A House Once Proud" feature my late Father Rowland Blennerhassett on Treble Recorder. The album … Continue reading a small shadow – Remastered!

A Gig to remember

What a great night in The Bridge, Castlebar Co. Mayo in the company of Breda Mayock, Robbie Harris and Steve Cooney. A joy to play with these talented people in a very relaxed setting, not forgetting Alannah Thornburgh on Harp who opened the evening with some fabulous playing. https://youtu.be/ypuVSCaW9dE

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

Relaxation and meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h5UX-_Aq18&list=PLnbdOwWf0wW2S2oJHdoKFjpNbLsnw__DZ A series of beautiful audio visual journeys to help with relaxation and meditation by James Blennerhassett, an Irish composer and session musician.

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

A selection of fab recent music videos that I have either made or been involved in starting with…

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnbdOwWf0wW1o6VK0mu2IdJ1M0OtofRS1 Click on the top right hand corner to see moreAlsoPlease like and share, I really appreciate it.

It’s all about the Bass!

A short series where I talk about my favourite Basses that I use in my recording session  and live work in Ireland, The UK  and beyond and of course online. https://youtu.be/pZd7GFi7-Nw

My tribute to Christie Hennessy

Over a period of several years I had the great pleasure of recording and playing live with one of Ireland's greatest songwriters, the late Christie Hennessy. We also became great friends and I decided that during the Irish Lockdown I would do a tribute to him in my own inimitable way. So to do this … Continue reading My tribute to Christie Hennessy

I shall be released!

An online collaboration of like minds to beat the lockdown blues https://youtu.be/mm-pZ3SiWe0 I Shall Be Released Bob Dylan Peter Millar (guitar & vocals) Holywood Richard Nelson (pedal steel) Kinlough, Leitrim Alan Thompson (harmonica) Alicante, Spain Jackie Rainey (guitar, vocals) Belfast Laurence McKeown (drums) Holywood Robert Best (vocals) Holywood James Blennerhassett (bass) Ballybrittas, Laois Emma Doran … Continue reading I shall be released!