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!
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
My new website for certified training in Steinberg's Cubase and Dorico is now live. Go to http://www.blenntech.com and see what I can do to help you get started or improve your knowledge in using these amazing programs for Recording and Music Notation as used by many great artists and composers including Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, … Continue reading Introducing
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.
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
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
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, 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”
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
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