Introducing

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

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!