Swell Park Schism, Stella Homewood and Twenty-One Crows, Lewes Con Club, 1 March

Picture by Simon (handolio on Flickr)

We’ve all been trying to stay dry, and Simon’s now a daddy. What next? .

An intimate evening of fireside songs at the Con Club

Michi, Matthew and Charlie played as Swell Park Schism back in November, and people seemed to like it, so we’re bring the nyckelharpa back to Lewes, this time for an evening with our friends Stella Homewood and Twenty-One Crows.

We last played with Stella at Songs to the River, and she lent her exquisite voice to several tracks on the Small Shipwrecks record. Stella’s just completed her second album, The Wild Places, and we’re excited that she’ll be launching it at this show.

album cover for Stella Homewood's The Wild Places

We’ve wanted to share a bill with Brighton-based Twenty-One Crows for a long time. Uncut magazine says they “spin dense and stirring tales of war, death and God against a backdrop of immaculate Pete Seeger-inspired folk,” which is pretty much a perfect Saturday night out in our book.

Twenty-One Crows playing live

If it sounds like your kind of Saturday night too we look forward to seeing you there.

Swell Park Schism, Stella Homewood, Twenty-One Crows
1 March 2014, 8pm
The Con Club, Lewes
Advance tickets from Union Music Store (cheaper) or £5 on the door

Swell Park Schism, 13 Nov, The Brunswick

Small Shipwrecks' first show, at Pickled Lewes







In November, the magpie cracks a weary tune.

Join us for an autumnal gathering at the Brunswick in Hove, featuring Jaime Regan and the first outing of Swell Park Schism – that’s Matthew, Michi and Charlie of Small Shipwrecks.

We shared a bill with Jaime at Songs to the River back in June (and Michi shares a stage with him all the time, as part of the So Last Century String Band). Jaime’s got a knack for haunting melodies matched with country rhythms (think Bon Iver and Band of Horses). This year he released his second solo album ‘Winterborn’, which you can hear performed by Jaime’s full band on the night.

With Small Shipwrecks taking a break from full line-up shows until next Spring, 3/5 of the band are taking the chance to try out some new songs in front of an audience for the first time. With guitar, six-string banjo, fiddle, nyckelharpa and minimum viable glockenspiel, you can expect to hear a handful of new tunes alongside and a couple of recent additions to the Shipwrecks live set.

Jaime Regan + Swell Park Schism
Weds 13 Nov, from 8pm
The Brunswick, Hove

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