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Metronome Folk Sessions: Bird in the Belly


The four members of Bird in the Belly looking at the camera.
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As part of the Metronome Folk sessions, bringing their raw and bare-boned sound, we welcome Brighton-based and critically acclaimed folk group Bird in the Belly.

  • When: Thursday 30 November 2023, 7 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: General admission: £8 + booking fee
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 30 November 2023, 7.00 pm
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Event details

As part of the Metronome Folk Sessions – bringing together the best folk musicians from around the world, for intimate seated performances.

Brighton-based Folk group consisting of folk-duo Hickory Signals (Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti), alt-folk singer-songwriter Ben Webb (Jinnwoo, Green Ribbons), and multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor. Together they collect little known and forgotten lyrics, poems and stories from around the UK, and set them to their own “hypnotically original compositions” (fRoots)..

Their sound is raw and bare-boned with “distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising” (R2 Magazine) – and harks back to the 1960’s Folk Revival sound. Their debut album ‘The Crowing’ (March 2018, GF*M Records) was met with critical acclaim, the Sunday Express giving the album 5/5 and calling it folk album of the year.

Their debut album The Crowing was released 23 March 2018 and the group is back with their much anticipated second album Neighbours and Sisters released October 2019. Third album After the City was released 25 February 2022 to critical acclaim, with The Guardian & The Observer calling it “an album of well realised ambition” ★★★★

Following a showcase at Manchester Folk Festival in 2018, the band enjoyed a busy summer in 2019, playing folk festivals including Moseley, Purbeck, Warwick and Gate to Southwell. Following a couple of years of Covid standstill gigs-wise, the band are now planning a busy schedule of live shows.

Alongside recording, the group has been working on a feature length documentary to support the album, interviewing the likes of June Tabor, Frankie Armstrong, Stick in the Wheel, Fellside Record, Rootbeat Records, Ian Anderson (fRoots Editor), Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver, Naomi Bedford and The Rails about the contemporary folk scene.

14+ (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)


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Location details


Huntingdon Street


The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.

Travel Info:

The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to to plan your journey.

For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.

Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.

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