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Cork’s Plugd Records announces second International Women’s Day weekender

Cork’s Plugd Records announces second International Women’s Day weekender

Mike McGrath-Bryan

Following the success of last year’s debut installment, Cork vinyl-slingers Plugd Records and their home in The Roundy pub on Castle Street, have again pulled together a full weekend of gigs and other activities to mark International Women’s Day on Saturday March 8th.

Friday March 7th sees Cork label/collective Teletext Records bring Limerick alt-rockers Cassavettes to the venue, right before the launch of the band’s debut album, with support coming from Cork alternative folker Elaine Malone, one of the driving forces behind last year’s edition.

Elaine Malone // Mindless

Saturday March 8th marks the return of Galway songwriter Maria Somerville to the venue, with support from Cork-based duo Howlbux (the team of Elaine Howley of The Altered Hours and improv musician Irene Buckley).

Maria Somerville - Eyes Don't Say It

Sunday March 9th is the lynchpin of the whole weekend, as German avant-pop specialist Mary Ocher returns after a stunning gig for PLUGD in 2017. In support will be a returning Elaine Malone, in a new collaboration with Clonakilty man Sam Clague, while DJs Aoife O’Neill (Out of Space) and Lisa Lemur bring proceedings to a close.

Mary Ocher - My Executioner (feat. Your Government)

Also promised on the weekend will be documentary screenings and visual exhibitions, with proceeds going to Sexual Violence Centre Cork, to help the facility continue its work in the community, and to Homeless Period Ireland, to assist with the availability of sanitary products for women dealing with homelessness or living in emergency accomodation.

Friday week’s Cassavettes gig is €8 at the door, while tickets for the Saturday and Sunday shows are €10 each or €15 for a ‘weekender’ option, available instore at PLUGD or on

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