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Easter Folk: The Decemberists

Spend Good Friday in the company of Colin Meloy, erudite leader of the Decemberists, as he makes his DJ debut on 6 Music.

Spend Good Friday in the company of Colin Meloy, erudite leader of the Decemberists, as he makes his DJ debut on BBC Radio 6 Music.

We asked Colin to put together an Easter-themed programme and boy did he oblige. Expect to hear his favourite psych and folk mashed together in to a decadent Easter mix, including tunes from the Watersons, Shirley Collins, the Grateful Dead, the Unthanks, and Kevin Ayers.

If you stick around after the two hour duration of this programme then you will also hear another three hours of BBC archive live music and old BBC documentaries, hand picked by Colin Meloy for your enjoyment. It really is an Easter Friday to be spent by the radio, curled up on the sofa at home. With a loved one. If you are lucky enough to have one. If not, Colin can be your man.

Colin's group The Decemberists are a Grammy-nominated indie folk rock outfit from Portland, Oregon. They have released seven albums of real beauty, including 2015's 'What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World'.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 3 Apr 2015 19:00

Music Played

  • The Decemberists

    Till The Water’s All Long Gone

  • The Smiths

    The Boy With the Thorn in His Side

    • Rough Trade.
  • Robyn Hitchcock

    Vegetable Friend

  • Bee Gees

    Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You

  • The Incredible String Band

    Witches Hat

  • Camper Van Beethoven

    Eye Of Fatima (Part 1)

  • Camper Van Beethoven

    Eye Of Fatima (Part 2)

  • Country Joe and the Fish

    Who Am I

  • Lal Waterson & Mike Waterson

    Fine Horseman

  • Grateful Dead

    China Cat Sunflower (Live - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon)

  • Rose Windows

    Native Dreams

  • Kevin Ayers

    Song For Insane Times

  • Syd Barrett

    Dark Globe

  • The Besnard Lakes

    Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2: The Innocent

  • the innocence mission


  • Shirley Collins

    Just As The Tide Was Flowing

  • The Byrds

    Wild Mountain Thyme

  • Heron

    Smiling Ladies

  • Paul Simon

    April Come She Will

  • Nick Drake


  • Sandy Denny & Strawbs

    Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

  • Comus


    • Castle.
  • Serafina Steer

    Shut Up Shop

  • Alvvays

    Archie, Marry Me

  • Brian Eno

    I'll Come Running

    • EG.
  • The Unthanks

    Mount the Air

    • Rabble Rouser Music.


Role Contributor
Presenter The Decemberists