Poet Paul Muldoon and his house band Rogue Oliphant lead a star-studded literary and musical tour of Scotland and Ireland. Described by Time Out as “a music-and-literature extravaganza”, featured guests on the Muldoon’s Picnic tour include Kevin Barry, Eavan Boland, Paul Brady, Lisa Dwan, Anne Enright, Lisa Hannigan, Martin Hayes, Maddy Prior, Duke Special and many more.
Thursday 24 August, 9pm
The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival
With Steeleye Span-singer Maddy Prior, singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, award-winning writer Bernard MacLaverty and leading Scottish poet Don Paterson.
Saturday 26 August, 8pm
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
With Booker Prize winner and Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright, The Gloaming’s Iarla Ó Lionáird and award-winning poet Michael Longley.
Tuesday 29 August, 8pm
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
With singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke, novelist Paul Murray and T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Sinéad Morrissey.
Thursday 31 August, 8pm
The Everyman, Cork
With master fiddler Martin Hayes, actor Lisa Dwan, and Patrick McCabe, author of The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto.
Friday 1 September, 8.30pm
The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon
With musical duo The Lost Brothers, award-winning writer Kevin Barry and Irish language poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.
Saturday 2 September, 7.45pm
The MAC, Belfast
With violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, songwriter Duke Special and award-winning writer Lisa McInerney.
Sunday 3 September, 7.30pm
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
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With singer-songwriter Paul Brady, singer Camille O’Sullivan, novelist Jennifer Johnston and poet Eavan Boland.
Produced by Poetry Ireland and supported by an Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Grant, Culture Ireland and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.