James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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A true gentleman

I had the pleasure of meeting and playing with the great Larry Gatlin last night at the Irish TV awards in Armagh, one of the most positive and inspiring people I have met with a great non cynical outlook on life and music, refreshing!

Why didn’t I check my glasses were straight šŸ˜¦

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Ray Lynam and the HillbilliesĀ 

This autumn sees a welcome return of the legendary Ray Lynam and the Hillbillies for a reunion concert tour of Ireland. Definitely not to be missed if you’re a fan of class country music. 


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Balsawood, tissuepaper & dope!

I was watching James May’s TV programme the other night about trying to break a world record by flying a freeflight model glider across the English channel and it stirred up several emotions in me both happy and sad.

Sad because my Father is no longer here but has been gone to the great hobby shop in the sky for ten years now and happy because when I was younger I had those magical moments with him in the garage building various model aircraft out of Balsawood (the airframe), tissue (the skin) & dope (it stretched the tissue over the frame), followed by the test flight and the inevitable crash after weeks of work.

That didn’t matter, what did was the fact that we had that precious and irreplaceable time together as father and son doing something we both loved: making stuff work!

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