Muldoon’s Picnic

  • 26 August - 3 September 2017
  • Tour of Ireland

Hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, and rarely staged outside its home at the Irish Arts Centre in New York, Poetry Ireland is bringing Muldoon's Picnic to Ireland from Saturday 26 August – Sunday 3 September 2017. Muldoon and his house band Rogue Oliphant (including Cait O’Riordan of The Pogues, Chris Harford and Ray Kubian) will be joined by special guests for a star-studded literary and musical tour.

"This poet's picnic offers a feast of words and music" PBS NewsHour

"a music-and-literature extravaganza" Time Out

Saturday 26 August, 8pm  
​Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath  
Tickets €16/€14 Book now

Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant withBooker Prize winner and Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright, The Gloaming’sIarlaÓLionáird and award-winning poet Michael Longley.    

Tuesday 29 August, 8pm 
Town Hall Theatre, Galway  
Tickets €20/€18 Book now

Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke, novelist Paul Murray andT.S. Eliot prize-winning poet SinéadMorrissey.  

Thursday 31 August, 8pm 
The Everyman, Cork  
Tickets €24/€22/€9 Book now

Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with master fiddler Martin Hayes, actor LisaDwan, and Patrick McCabe, author of The Butcher Boyand Breakfast on Pluto.   

Friday 1 September, 8.30pm 
The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon
 
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Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with musical duo The Lost Brothers, award-winning writer Kevin Barry and Irish language poet NualaDhomhnaill.  

Saturday 2 September 
The MAC, 
Belfast  
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Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with violinist Colm Mac ConIomairesongwriter Duke Special and award-winning writer LisaMcInerney.   

Sunday 3 September, 7.30pm  
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
 
Tickets €35/€30/€25Book now

Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with singer-songwriter Paul Brady, singer Camille O’Sullivan, novelist Jennifer Johnston andpoet EavanBoland.   

 

The Muldoon’s Picnictour is produced byPoetry Ireland and supported by an Arts Council / AnChomhairleEalaíonand Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Grant, and Culture Ireland. Muldoon’s Picnic is hosted in New York City by the Irish ArtsCenter.  

Event Partners

  • Arts Council and ACNI Touring
  • Culture Ireland