To hell with the groove, play more solos!

My favourite band announcement was a good few years ago whilst playing at a dance in a (now closed) well known dancehall in Manchester. At the end of the evening, after quickstepping, waltzing and foxtrot ting our little hearts out for three hours ,the owner came on stage and said how great it was to … Continue reading To hell with the groove, play more solos!

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 … Continue reading The train to Sligo

Double Wow!!!

Found this on you tube. Heroes all givin' it socks in Japan on Steely Dan's "Bodhisattva". I had forgotten just how good John Entwhistle and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter are. As for Simon Phillips.... http://youtu.be/AAvYHXz7XsA

Judy Collins live in Ireland

Just got my copy of Judy Collins live in Dromoland castle DVD & CD. Very proud to have been part of the band on this concert which is due to be broadcast on PBS. she is a true star.

This is a preview of the music for the story of “Layliana”

This is a preview of the music for the story of "Layliana", the first in a series of Fairytales  (Books with Graphic audio and Illustrations)  by James & Susan Blennerhassett & Vitya Malirsh which will be published later this year. I will be starting a Fundit campaign shortly to help us get the first two … Continue reading This is a preview of the music for the story of “Layliana”

Three generations of Blennerhassetts on stage together

Had the great pleasure of playing on stage together with my mother and two daughters, accompanied by Kieran Quinn on piano and Ken Mc Donald on percussion at the Sligo Grammar school concert for the Northwest hospice on Saturday night at the Knocknarea arena in Sligo. We played a piece of original music called " … Continue reading Three generations of Blennerhassetts on stage together