James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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So here we are!

So here we are!
Over the last two years, my sister Susan and I, along with her husband Vitya have created a series of stories around a bunch of characters based in the lakes and mountains of the North West of Ireland.
The stories are interesting in that they are not only in text form but in colourful descriptive music and illustrations and are perfect for both print and downloadable multimedia applications and are mainly geared towards the 8-12 year olds but also have a deeper adult message for the child within 🙂
The first two tales of approx. 10,000 words, music, graphics are complete bar editing, which brings me to the reason for this message.
We now need to hook up with a publishing agent to take this potentially huge project further, and it is quite complex in that we have several mediums to tie together.
So if you have imagination, are up for the challenge of bringing this to life, contact me and I’ll fill you with the enthusiasm that has driven these beautiful stories and characters.
This is face to face stuff, not “send me your first three chapters” so be brave and talk to me, don’t be reading about in twelve months time and saying “I wish I’d looked at that project”. Believe me, it’s worth it!
James Blennerhassett
jamesblennerhasset@gmail.com
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A preview

Very shortly I will be launching a “Fundit” campaign to raise money in order to publish the first in a series of original Pictorial Audio Fairytale Books comprising original music, words and graphic illustrations by myself, my sister Susan and her husband Vitya.

The first book is called “Todalie” and here is a sample of the music for your listening pleasure.

More later.

James Blennerhassett


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Raghley Harbour

Drive north from Sligo for a wee bit then down the steep hill through Rathcormac and on a bit until you pass the church at Drumcliffe where my grandmother played  the organ and bullied the choir into shape for years…oh and Yeats is buried in the graveyard there too.

Over the river and turn left after Davis’ restaurant and on down the road towards the village of Carney. Tun left at Laura’s pub and drive on and on passing lovely Lissadell on your left (behind the trees) and on a bit more to Magherow crossroads.

Turn left at Jordan’s pub and off down the road with you passing Ardtarmon castle on the left and turn right at Raghley up around the headland past the Puffin’ hole over the top of the hill and there it is….Raghley Harbour.

Now, wasn’t that worth it!

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The train to Sligo

Sitting on the train to Sligo going from Rainshine to Sunshine, I thought of this beautiful song written by Thom Moore.

the Scholar

The train to Sligo moves too slow
As it takes her from the school below
She wants to be there faster than
The train to Sligo ever can
She wonders where the passing goes
Creeping by her window; my oh my
Its getting further than it ever has before.

Eyes wide as silver dollars
Can’t think why but she’s a scholar
Oh Lord, it takes so long to learn
Whats right from what is wrong
School books and fancy collars
Can’t think why but she’s a scholar
Hold on, her daddy tells her
Learn to sing your song

The train from Sligo moves to Fast
Holidays are gone at last
Winter days are here again
Please promise me you’ll write to me then
It’s too long weeks till I get home
I can’t help feeling so alone
If someone doesn’t right to me soon
I’ll simply fade away


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Help!!!!

Trying to put together a short video to tell you all about our forthcoming Third Eye Audio illustrated Fairytale series. So difficult to get it into 3 mins. Help…please 🙂

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Ox mountain man is out of hibernation

Lough Gill in Sligo.

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