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
En Splendo Isoleco
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
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
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
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
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