Literature Music

Muldoon's Picnic (January)

Curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. Featuring ​Liev Schreiber, Amy Ryan, Erika Sánchez, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Dan Trueman.


$45 general / $36 members

Fri, Jan 11, 2019



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


This event has sold out, but more Picnics are on the way. Our Spring 2019 season goes on sale to members January 14 and to the public January 17.

A mixum-gatherum of words and music

Hosted by Paul Muldoon
With house band Rogue Oliphant

The critically-acclaimed variety show, now in its ninth season, features a mixum-gatherum of music, prose fiction, poetry, high commentary, and low comedy. Based on the late 19th century New York show of the same name, Muldoon’s Picnic includes songs written by Paul Muldoon and performed by the house band Rogue Oliphant.


Iarla Ó Lionáird, sean-nós singer, member of the Gloaming

Amy Ryan, actor

Erika L. Sánchez, poet, author

Liev Schreiber, actor, director, screenwriter, producer

Dan Trueman, composer, Hardanger fiddle

Rogue Oliphant, Chris Harford (guitar), Ray Kubian (drums), David Mansfield (guitar), Cáit O'Riordan (bass), Warren Zanes (guitar)

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


Lineup may be subject to change.




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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; Delta Air Lines; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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