All lyrics and music on 'Crossings' and 'Signals' are composed and sung by Sue.
Dublin Vocalist and Composer Sue Rynhart’s debut album 'Crossings' was nominated 'Best Jazz Album' in the Irish Times Ticket Awards 2014. ‘Signals’ is currently reaching critical acclaim from publications and radio including; London Jazz News, All About Jazz, The Irish Times, Folk Radio UK, RTÉ 1, RTÉ Lyric fm and BBC Radio Ulster.
She has performed at many International Festivals including the Jazzycolors Festival in Paris, the Electric Picnic, Bray Jazz Festival, Beatroot Roots Festival Belfast, Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival Belfast, Waterford New Music Week, Drogheda Arts Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Liverpool Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, the Liverpool Irish Festival and at the Main auditorium in the National Concert Hall, Dublin for the Perspectives Jazz Festival as a support act for ECM Trumpeter Tomasz Stanko.
'Signals' is a collection of new songs by Sue Rynhart. Drawing on Classical and Jazz traditions, Sue places her precise, delicate voice in the starkest, most revealing of settings. Her songs are both soulful and severe, a fine fusion of the avant-garde and the emotive.
"Sue Rynhart’s poetic creativity seemingly knows no bounds, blending her cultural roots with an oblique, contemporary vision. An absolute joy to be present." - London Jazz News
“Songs that sound at once ancient and modern, with echoes of folk and early music, contemporary jazz and the avant garde, recalling Theo Bleckmann, Bjork and a hint of Joni Mitchell.” **** (4 Stars) The Irish Times
“Signals really is one of the most exciting, rewarding and stimulating albums I’ve heard so far this year.”
Folk Radio UK
“These are beautifully sculpted vignettes that seduce on multiple levels"**** (4.5 Stars/5)
All About Jazz
“She sings jazz with a clear approach to Irish folk music, and she does it in an extremely charming way. Beautiful!” Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts Copenhagen
“Beautiful vocalist...wonderful composition” BBC
“A rare talent.-John Kelly, RTÉ
“Full of striking songs and vivid ideas.”-Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
“Rynhart's excellent debut release”****-Cormac Larkin, Irish Times
“Brilliant young singer from Dublin, Sue Rynhart”-Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric fm
"(Sue) Rynhart's lyrics are alternatively enigmatic and incisive, and like the best poetry, invite meditation."-Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
Sue's new album 'Signals' was released on the 28/4/2017 presented by Note Productions.
Sue recognises support from the Arts Council of Ireland, Jazz Promotion Network and the Improvised Music Company.