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Good Friday with The Decemberists

Spend Good Friday in the company of Colin Meloy, erudite leader of the Grammy-nominated indie folk rock outfit, The Decemberists.

To celebrate his DJ debut on BBC 6 Music we asked Colin to create an Easter-themed programme.

Over the course of his two hour show Colin plays tunes from The Waterson, Shirley Collins and the Grateful Dead, offering a fusion of psych and folk we are proud to share at our Easter table.

Listen to Mark Radcliffe introduce Colin Meloy for Easter Folk

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BBC 6 Music Easter Folk: The Decemberists

Mark Radcliffe introduces The Decemberists' Colin Meloy as he makes his 6 Music DJ debut.

The Decemberists are a Grammy-nominated indie folk rock outfit from the micro-brewery capital of the world, Porland, Oregon. They have released seven albums of real beauty, including 2015’s ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’.

If you're unfamiliar with The Decemberists' music but Colin Meloy's name still sounds familiar chances are you know him in his other guise - author of the best-selling fantasy series 'The Wildwood Chronicles'. His music is as good as his books - so why not take a listen as you read?