Sue Rynhart awarded the Music Network/Centre Culturel Irlandais Music Performance Residency 2022-2023

Sue Rynhart awarded the Music Network/Centre Culturel Irlandais Music Performance Residency 2022-2023
Music Network and the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) are delighted to announce Sue Rynhart has been awarded their Music Performance Residency 2022-2023.

This annual Residency was created to enable Irish musicians to further their performance practice at the Centre in Paris, and also provides a valuable opportunity to showcase work on an international stage.

Vocalist and composer Sue Rynhart holds a BA (Mus) and MA Mus (Hist) from ARIAM. Sue's debut album 'Crossings' was nominated for Best Jazz Album in the Irish Times Ticket Awards, and her later album 'Signals' received international critical acclaim. She has performed with international jazz artists Rick Peckham, Tom Arthurs and Florian Ross, and at festivals such as Manchester Jazz Festival, Electric Picnic, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Bray Jazz Festival and Festival Jazzycolors, Paris.

During her Residency, Sue will develop a collection of songs inspired by Gothic short stories. The songs will explore themes of cats, hauntings, witches, postpartum psychosis, isolation, renewal and empowerment, and uncover the role of gender, nature, music and the setting of atmosphere in the genre. The collection of songs will be based on Sue’s hand-picked collection of stories by authors from the 18th and 19th centuries to present day.

The month-long residency offers recipients the opportunity to tap into the resources of both CCI and Paris. Former recipients include Caitriona Frost (2021-22), Macdara Yeates (2020-21), Mairéad Hickey (2019-20), Aisling Kenny (2018-19), Sam Comerford (2017-18), Barry Donoghue (2016-17) and Rhob Cunningham (2015-16).

Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Director of Centre Culturel Irlandais, today announced the recipients of all residencies and bursaries for the Centre’s 2022-2023 programme. 38 artists across the spectrum of artistic backgrounds will spend from one to three months in Paris developing their proposed projects, proposed projects, which range from the development of a socially-engaged documentary set in Montreuil, an area of Paris with a large Malian population, sometimes called Bamako-sur-Seine, to the creation of an origami-inspired temporary pavilion in the CCI; and from a collaboration exploring the Glass delusion, in which people feared that they were made of glass and likely to shatter into pieces, to a study of the Catacombs, the ‘invisible city beneath’ Paris.

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Located in the heart of the Latin quarter, in the old Irish College, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is Ireland’s flagship cultural centre in Europe. The Centre presents the work of contemporary Irish artists and musicians while fostering a vibrant and creative resident community. In addition to its diverse cultural programme, the Centre houses France’s primary multi-media library of resources on Ireland as well as significant historic archives, an Old Library and chapel. More at