James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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In another life…..

Way back then David Wray and I made surfboards for they who practiced the gentle art..the aroma of polyester resin, acetone & spray paint is forever in my nostrils…..and yes, we surfed as well!

 Surfboard by us (very early model) spotted in the Great Outdoors, Dublin by the good Wrayser himself. 👍 


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Another time, another place

A friend sent me this photo of a surfboard made by David Wray and myself in another life….well in 1984 I think!
We were under the illusion that we could actually make a living out if building surfboards in the west if Ireland back then. If only it was now 🙂

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The way it’s supposed to be

Ah yes, happy chappies all after recording Dominic Kirwan’s new album live together in the studio the way it should be done with real people playing together and bouncing ideas off each other.
Wouldn’t it be great if it was always like this. 🙂

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Barefoot on the Bass!

Something must have rubbed off at my Bass talk in Longford. Today all the aspiring young Bassists are in bare feet…..class 👍

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The enthusiasm of youth

I had a great day yesterday giving a talk and demonstration about Bass styles and playing techniques to a group of very enthusiastic teenagers in Longford.
It’s very inspiring to see how willing they were to sit still for several hours and listen and enjoy what I had to say and play and not a texter in sight. 😎

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