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Muldoon’s Picnic

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Muldoon’s Picnic
with Special Guests Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Mary Karr, and Larry Kirwan

Monday, April 13 | 7:30 pm

An omnium-gatherum of words and music hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon

with music by the Wayside Shrines

Featuring Special Guests

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill is one of the most prominent poets writing in the Irish Gaelic language today. Her poetry has been translated into English by a number of well-known Irish poets, including Seamus Heaney, Medbh McGuckian, and Paul Muldoon.
Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist of several critically acclaimed books of poetry, including Abacus, The Devil’s Tour, Viper Rum, and Sinners Welcome, and she is also the author of a trilogy of memoirs: The Liar’s Club, Cherry, and Lit.
Larry Kirwan was the leader of Black 47 for 25 years. He is a playwright and novelist, an Irish Echocolumnist and host/ producer of Celtic Crush on SiriusXM. For more information www.black47.com. His new book A History of Irish Music will be published in April 2015.

“The most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” - The Times Literary Supplement on Paul Muldoon

“A life-saving album.” – The Princeton Magazine on Wayside Shrines album The Word on the Street (2013).

After a successful debut season, we proudly present the second installment of this captivating series of words and music led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, pop lyricist, and New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon. Performing with his Princeton-based music collective, Wayside Shrines, Muldoon will be joined each night by different special literary and musical guests dropping in Irish Arts Center on the second Monday of the month.


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Wayside Shrines are:

Tim Chaston – Violin, Vocals
Ila Couch – Vocals, Guitars
Chris Harford – Vocals, Guitars
Ray Kubian – Drums, Vocals
Noriko Manabe – Piano, Keyboards, Clarinet, Vocals
Paul Muldoon – Lyrics, Guitars
Kate Neal – Accordion, String Arrangements
Nigel Smith – Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
waysideshrines.org

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Full Muldoon’s Picnic Series Schedule:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 | 7:30 PM
Aoife O’Donovan
Robert Sullivan
Sam and Louise Sullivan
Colm Tóibín

MONDAY, MARCH 9 | 7:30 PM
Kevin Barry
Michael Cerveris
Major Jackson
Asher Muldoon and Sammy Grob

MONDAY, APRIL 13 | 7:30 PM
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
Mary Karr


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