Rogue Oliphant is a collective of musicians that specializes in playing original songs and accompanying spoken word lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. The band recorded I Gave the Pope a Rhino in 2016, followed by Sadie & the Sadists in 2019.
The band toured Ireland with “Muldoon’s Picnic” in 2017, 2019, and again in the summer of 2022, arriving in Sharon Springs in September 2022, before returning for its tenth season at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. The band previously appeared in Sharon Springs with Mr. Muldoon in 2019 and 2021, before arriving with “Muldoon’s Picnic” in September 2022.
In addition to Paul Muldoon, the September 2022 Sharon Springs lineup includes Chris Harford (electric & acoustic guitar & vocals), Ray Kubian (drums & vocals), David Mansfield (electric guitar, fiddle), Cáit O’Riordan (electric bass & vocals), Warren Zanes (electric & acoustic guitar & vocals), and Alexis Thomason (vocals).