Pulitzer prize winning poet brings ‘Muldoon’s Picnic’ to Limerick

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Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon brings 'Muldoon's Picnic' to Limerick | 10th August 2022

ACCLAIMED Limerick author Kevin Barry will join Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon for his performance of Muldoon’s Picnic in the Lime Tree Theatre on Wednesday, August 10. 

After a successful Irish tour in 2017 and again in 2019, as well as ten sold out seasons at the Irish Arts Center in New York, Muldoon’s Picnic has been described as “an omnium-gatherum of poetry, prose and music”.

Each show on the four date Irish tour has a bespoke mix of artists from the worlds of music and literature. For his Limerick performance,  Muldoon and his house band Rogue Oliphant will be joined by award-winning novelist and short story writer Kevin Barry.

Irish poet Vona Groarke, critically acclaimed vocalist and actor Lisa Lambe, and members of the ‘Godfathers of Celtic Rock’ Horslips will also perform at the Lime Tree.

Rogue Oliphant is a collective of musicians and composers including Chris Harford (Three Colors, Band of Changes), Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues), David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, The Alpha Band), Ray Kubian (Electric Six, Chris Forsyth) and Warren Zanes (Del Fuegos).

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The title ‘Muldoon’s Picnic’ refers to a popular 19th-century New York vaudeville act, which inspired Muldoon to begin hosting these carefully blended evenings of literature and music back in 2014.