A Question of Taste with Sue Rynhart

A Question of Taste with Sue Rynhart

Sue Rynhart sings at the Green Room in Cork Opera House on Saturday as part of Guinnness Cork Jazz Festival. She is from Dublin and is the mother of three boys.

Best recent book you’ve read:

It’s very difficult to narrow things down to one. but Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, and Patrick Kavanagh’s The Great Hunger.

Best recent gig you’ve seen:

My children’s school concert.

Best jazz gig you’ve ever seen:

Some of the jam sessions at Cork Jazz Festival around the year 2006; Chris Potter, Jimmy Cobb, Robin Eubanks. I was also awarded a bursary from Culture Ireland to go to Jazzahead 2019 in Brement and there I heard lots of great gigs including Naissam Jalal.

Best piece of music you’ve been listening to lately (new or old):

Bob Dylan ‘The lonesome death of Hattie Carrol’, Beethoven Late Quartets, Dylan Rynhart ‘Toot Twang Shabang’, Abigail Smith ‘Night Time Walking’.

First ever piece of music that really moved you:

My Mum singing her Rice Krispie song.

The best gig you’ve ever seen (if you had to pick one!):

Emma Kirkby at Dartington Hall in Devon.

Tell us about your TV viewing:

We subscribe to MUBI ‘onlinecinematheque’ and I watch cartoons with the kids.

Radio listening and/or podcasts:

Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke, Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch, Sound Out with Ian McGlynn, The Listings with Sheelagh Dempsey, Mystery Train on RTÉ Lyric fm, RTS Radio Slovenia Jazz Ars with Marko Kumer, BBC Jazz World with Linley Hamilton, Sean Brophy Jazz Mine, Jazz Box with Donal Helme, BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast, Transmissions from Landlady radio, a cuppa with Rachel-Ceol Caint, lots more...

You can portal back to any gig in the history of music — where, when, and why?

I’d like to hear a Dinosaur roaring. The premiere of Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’. And I’d love to hear how Dowland’s songs were sung when they were first composed.

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