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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With Thea Hopkins and Gill Sandell at the Brunswick

We’re getting excited about finally playing the Brunswick in Hove, particularly as we’re sharing the bill with Thea Hopkins and Gill Sandell.

Thea Hopkins

Boston-based Thea is on a short UK tour following the release of her Lilac Sky EP earlier this year. Promising ‘a fresh stamp on Americana’, stand-out songwriting and a voice with ‘the mystery and power of… Nick Drake’, it’s great to be supporting her.

It’s brilliant that we’re being joined by Gill Sandell – singer/songwriter; also pianist, flautist and accordionist with Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo. Gill’s playing the only Brighton date in the tour for her lovely album Light the Boats, which launched this week – it’s worth coming for that alone.

And us? Well, we’ve got two brand new songs to play, and a few nearly-new ones. Also this is probably our last gig before we take a few months off to move house, become parents and record a few of the new songs – we’ll probably be re-emerging next spring. It’d be great to get you all down there for a send off – tickets are just a fiver X

Brighton Folk, this Sunday

**UPDATE – We’re really sorry but we’ve had to pull out of tonight through illness. Please do still go along anyway – it’ll still be lovely**

Everyone survived Christmas, we hope? We’re suffering a nasty drum infection, but we’re aiming for normal service in time for Sunday when we’ll be playing at the first Brighton Folk of the year.

For those who don’t know it, it’s a regular folk and acoustic night hosted by singer/songwriter Amy Hill, usually on the third Sunday of the month at the Brunswick in Hove. This month it’s a week early, on Sunday 13th Jan.

Also playing are Brightonian Zoë Hazel Hedderwick, and Belfastian Isobel Anderson, who sounds this bloody good:

It’ll be great, and it’s free. See you there.