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Muldoon’s Picnic

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

Hosted by Paul Muldoon, with house band Rogue Oliphant

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

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his fourth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees, joined by his house band Rogue Oliphant and always a stunning lineup of world-class special guests from the across the spectrum of music and literature. Some of the most special and surprising moments in our season happen at the Picnic so book your tickets early for this “only in New York” experience.

Monday, February 8 | 7:30 PM

Special Guests:

Glenn Patterson is a Northern Irish-born author most recognized for his 1999 novel, The International, which is set in Belfast just before the onset of the Troubles.  His other works include Fat Lad, Number 5, That Which Was, and The Third Party. He was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels, including Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker) and one collection of short stories: East, West, four works of nonfiction, and co-editor of two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of American PEN, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

Miracles of Modern Science create “pop that sounds like something new” (Wired) with just violin, cello, mandolin, drums, and a double bass-wielding singer. The Brooklyn band combines a classically inspired passion for counterpoint and structure with offbeat pop hooks and witty lyrics. Their albums Dog Year (2011), MEEMS (2013), and Mean Dreams (2015) have won praise from NPR, The Guardian, and Consequence of Sound, while their crafty music videos have tallied millions of views on YouTube.

 



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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Full Muldoon’s Picnic Series Schedule:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 | 7:30 PM
Glenn Patterson
Salman Rushdie
Miracles of Modern Science

MONDAY, MARCH 14 | 7:30 PM
Laurie Anderson
Timothy Donnelly
Mark Mulcahy
Cait O’Riordan

MONDAY, APRIL 11 | 7:30 PM
Anne Enright
AM Homes
Yusef Komunyakaa


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