Kevin Barry will join Paul Muldoon for poetry, prose and music

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Kevin Barry

AFTER a successful Irish tour in 2017 and again in 2019, as well as ten sold out seasons at the Irish Arts Centre in New York, Muldoon’s Picnic returns for four dates nationwide 10-14 August starting at Lime Tree Theatre this Wednesday August 10.
An omnium-gatherum of poetry, prose and music, Muldoon’s Picnic is a cabaret-style evening, by turns witty, exuberant, and sophisticated, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. Each show on the tour has a bespoke mix of artists from the worlds of music and literature.

Paul Muldoon and house band Rogue Oliphant will be joined by award-winning novelist and short story writer Kevin Barry, one of the leading Irish poets of her generation Vona Groarke, critically acclaimed vocalist and actor Lisa Lambe, and members of the ‘Godfathers of Celtic Rock’ Horslips.
House band Rogue Oliphant is a collective of musicians and composers including Chris Harford (Three Colours, 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).
The title ‘Muldoon’s Picnic’ refers to a popular 19th-century New York vaudeville act, which inspired the New York based Paul Muldoon to begin hosting these carefully blended evenings of literature and music back in 2014.
Muldoon’s Picnic plays at Lime Tree Theatre on Wednesday August 10.
Tickets: €20. Booking: www.limetreetheatre.ie Box Office: 061 953 400.