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Muldoon’s Picnic at Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
With guests Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Wendy Erskine, Len Graham and Duke Special
An omnium-gatherum of poetry, prose and music, Muldoon’s Picnic is hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon,‘the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War’ (Times Literary Supplement).
After ten sold out seasons at the Irish Arts Center in New York and a highly successful Irish tour in 2017, Muldoon’s Picnic returns for six dates nationwide 2nd-11th August 2019, beginning with Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Friday 2nd August.
Described by Time Out New York as “a music-and-literature extravaganza,” each show on the tour has a bespoke mix of artists from the worlds of music and literature.
In Sligo on Friday 2nd August, Paul Muldoon and Rogue Oliphant will be joined by guests Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, one of the most prominent poets writing in the Irish language today, acclaimed Belfast writer Wendy Erskine, and Irish traditional singer and song collector Len Graham, and the unique piano-based songwriter Duke Special.
The house band for the show is Rogue Oliphant – 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) and Ray Kubian (Electric Six, Chris Forsyth).
For further information on all events see www.poetryireland.ie
Produced by Poetry Ireland and supported by an Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Grant.
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