The magic of the single note!

I remember several years ago when teaching a young Bass student, introducing him to the “Magic of the single note” when playing in 3/4 time. He didn’t get it! He couldn’t understand that one note played with the right dynamic, length and feel was far better for the waltz than many and that it would […]

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The chosen path!

“The Foremost” were the first band I ever saw play live at a Parish social in St.John’s church hall in Sligo, so it’s all their fault 🙂 Photo courtesy of Liam Gilmartin

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No hair dye……honestly!

A daytime TV show with a band I was in a loooong time ago. Guess the decade 🙂

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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 […]

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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….

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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.

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Ox mountain man is out of hibernation

Lough Gill in Sligo.

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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 […]

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More of the 4 Bs with Tommy G…Gorman that is!

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