A treat in store for us on our return to 12 Henrietta Street this summer.
@TheDrawingRoom is delighted to welcome Dublin vocalist Sue Rynhart to the magnificent drawing room of No 12 Henrietta Street on Friday 18th July, 8pm for an evening of imaginative interpretations of a selection of Thomas Moore’s melodies, alongside songs from Sue’s recently released album Crossings. Sue’s musings explore the flexible spaces between jazz and classical music, with a refreshing, beautifully formed musical view.
Sue’s delicate, ‘angel voice’, accompanied by Dan Bodwell on double bass, explores the essence of the crossings of life’s journey with an honesty of heart in this most unusual combination of instrumentation. Sue’s display of sweet and edgy vocals, is mirrored by Dan Bodwell’s impeccably sensitive bass.
No 12, once the home of Captain George Byran has a long and varied past. Captain Byran, once considered as the ‘richest commoner in Ireland’, was a particular friend and patron of Thomas Moore and it was for Byran’s family that Moore composed his acclaimed The Last Rose of Summer. This No 12 connection makes this drawing room a most appropriate location for our reflection on Thomas Moore and life in nineteenth century Henrietta Street. We recall the lives of those living in grandeur and luxury, and those eking a bare existence in the tenement housing which Henrietta Street was to become.
This promises to be an evening of thoughtful song and reflection.
Impressive artists not to be missed in this most charming surrounding.
“Full of striking songs and vivid ideas” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
“Brilliant young singer from Dublin”– Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric FM
“Her charmingly quirky songs are warm and unexpectedly frank, free from either musical or lyrical cliche, each one a beautifully formed musical statement – and each as different as the last” – Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times ****