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Muldoon’s Picnic
An omnium-gatherum of words and music

Hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon

The feast of word and song led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, pop lyricist, and New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon returns for a third season on the second Monday of every month.This fall welcomes the spoken word backing-band Rogue Oliphant.

Monday, October 12 | 7:30 pm

Special Guests

Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty languages and is a National Book Award-winner, and an International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award finalist.

Michael Dickman is a Portland-born poet. His collections include The End of the West (2009) and Flies (2011), which won the Academy of American Poets’s James Laughlin Award. A former Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, Dickman won the 2008 Narrative Prize.

Dan Trueman is a composer, fiddle player, improviser, new instrument creator and software designer. He plays the violin and the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.

Damsel is Beth Meyers (vocals, viola, ukulele and banjo) and Monica Mugan (vocals and guitar). The duo composes original works and arranges covers and their sound is categorized as Indie Neo Folk.

Iarla Ó Lionáird was named “the finest sean nós singer to be found anywhere in these islands today” by Hot Press Magazine, and is known for his involvement with the Afro Celt Sound System and The Gloaming.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is a fiddler, born in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for developing a drone-based fiddle style heavily influenced by the uilleann pipes and the music of Sliabh Luachra. As well as playing on violin and hardanger fiddle, Caoimhín plays a Hardanger d'Amore.

Supported by WB Yeats Society of New York

Muldoon’s Picnic is sponsored, in part, by Northern Ireland Bureau, the British Council, and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

   


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“Okay, it's not actually a picnic but a music-and-literature extravaganza.” – Time Out New York

Full Muldoon’s Picnic Series Schedule:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 | 7:30 PM
Peter Carey
Maureen N. McLane
Bill Payne

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 | 7:30 PM
Colum McCann
Michael Dickman
Dan Trueman
Damsel
Iarla Ó Lionáird
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 7:30 PM
Nick Flynn
Colson Whitehead
Phil Robson
Christine Tobin


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