Bird in the Belly
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Traditional and neo-traditional folk
Most recent release, Neighbours and Sisters (2019)
Eliza Carthy, Frankie Armstrong, Cordelia's Dad, Sandy Denny, Garmarna, Kate in the Kettle, Sinéad O'Connor's traditional work, June Tabor
Mostly traditional lyrics set to neo-traditional tunes and neo-traditional song of their own composition
Bird in the Belly make powerful, evocative, emotional traditional/neotraditional folk music. I really like the interplay and contrast of the two main voices here, the Sandy Denny-like rich, powerful vocals of Laura Ward and the gruff, nasal sound of Jinwoo (Ben Webb). The vocals are strong and haunting as are the songs. Mournful and dramatic, with enough energy to keep it lively. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Highly recommended for fans of dark traditional music
Jinnwoo (Ben Webb)—vocals, autoharp
Epha Roe—backing vocals, piano
Ben Weedon and Tom Pryor
From the powerful, mesmerizing first track, this album had my attention. It's a strong collection of songs, powerfully and emotionally performed, with clarity and musicianship. The songs are dramatic and energetic. Mostly somewhat darkly beautiful. And that first song especially kills me every time. (Neile)
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