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

By Moorlight She Crosses

https://youtu.be/5h5UX-_Aq18 An Irish audio visual journey featuring an original composition by James Blennerhassett, performed by James and featuring Kieran Leonard on Bodhrán . This beautiful music focuses on the interaction of a Dingwall six string Bass, and an Irish Bodhrán with samples and soundscapes created using Halion 6 and Cubase Pro. ©James Blennerhassett 2021 James … Continue reading By Moorlight She Crosses

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

Dance Among The Snowdrops

Dance among the Snowdrops or alternatively "Come on inside my head...again". Before this crazy Covid19 pandemic descended on us this year most of my recent musical working life was "Drive..Play..Drive..Sleep", whether it was driving to a recording session or to play at a concert or to play at a dance with Derek Ryan. Funnily enough … Continue reading Dance Among The Snowdrops

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

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!