Muldoon’s Picnic

  • 24 August - 3 September 2017
  • Tour of Scotland & 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 Scotland and Ireland from Thursday 24 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

Thursday 24 August, 9pm
The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tickets are free & drop in Details

Hosted by Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant with Steeleye Span-singer Maddy Prior, singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, award-winning writer Bernard MacLaverty and leading Scottish poet Don Paterson. Part of the Unbound series of events at Edinburgh International Book Festival. Over 18s only. 

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-songwriters Declan O’Rourke and Lisa Hannigan, 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, singer and composer Julie Feeney, and Patrick McCabe, author of The Butcher Boyand Breakfast on Pluto.   

Friday 1 September, 8.30pm 
The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon
 
Tickets €16/€14 Book now

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, 7.45pm
The MAC, 
Belfast  
Tickets £12.50-£25 Book now

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, Culture Ireland and RTÉ Supporting the Arts. Muldoon’s Picnic is hosted in New York City by the Irish ArtsCenter.  

Event Partners

  • Arts Council and ACNI Touring
  • Culture Ireland
  • RTE Supporting the Arts