Cork Gig Guide: 9th-15th February 2016

August Wells
This week in Cork: August Wells, Sophie Cooper and more...

Since August Wells last played Cork - a G-Man presents show in Sept' 2015 - Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger have gone on to play multi-thousand capacity venues opening for Glen Hansard State-side. A return to the intimacy of Coughlan's beckons on Friday evening with a trip to Myrtleville planned for the Saturday for those who fancy a little pre-gig trip to the beach. As in September, the wonderful tunes of Cork's own Damsel will be heard as support for the latter show as well as performing at the first edition in the new Mind Your Head series in Urban Remains.

West Yorkshire sound-sculptor Sophie Cooper takes her four-date Irish tour to Gulpd Café on Sunday evening. Those who like their songs sliced up with drone and psych should pop their heads into Plugd Records' sister cafe.

Also going down around town this week:

For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Tuesday, 9th February
- Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Mind Your Head Sessions: Damsel, Brian Mooney and a very special guest in Urban Remains

Wednesday, 10th February 
- Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Jawbone in The Oliver Plunkett

Thursday, 11th February 
- The Whileaways in Coughlan's
- Songlines in The Roundy
- Federico Albanese with Michael Price in Triskel Christchurch
- Ben Caplan in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 12th February 
- August Wells in Coughlan's
- Stomptown Brass Band (8pm), Low Steppa (11.30pm) in Cyprus Avenue
- Me In Time in The Roundy

Saturday, 13th February
- August Wells and Damsel in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 14th February
- Sophie Cooper, Tor Invocation Band, Glocke & AAAA in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

Monday, 15th February
- The Americanics in Coughlan's
- The Light Runners (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

If I have forgotten a show or listed a gig incorrectly feel free to let me know! Please make sure to confirm gig details with the official site in advance.

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here
- For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

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