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Easter Folk: The Unthanks

Spend Easter Friday in the company of Northumbrian folk group the Unthanks as Rachel Unthank, Becky Unthank and Adrian McNally host their first 6 Music programme.

Spend Easter Monday in the company of family. That family being the Unthanks. Rachel, Becky and Adrian host their first ever 6 Music programme.

We asked the Unthanks to put together an Easter-themed programme for us ... and it promises to be very special indeed. It's a real family affair. Sisters Rachel and Becky will host the programme alongside Rachel's husband Adrian McNally. Between them, these three are largely responsible for the singular and beautiful sound of the Unthanks.

From the Unthanks' personal record collection expect to hear music from the likes of PJ Harvey, Ben Folds, Eliza Carthy and Louis Armstrong.

And ... 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, handpicked by the Unthanks for your enjoyment. It really is an Easter Monday to be spent by the radio with family.

The Unthanks are an acclaimed Northumbrian folk group. They have released 8 gorgeous albums since 2005.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 6 Apr 2015 19:00

Music Played

  • The Watersons

    Pace-Egging Song

  • The Unthanks

    The Romantic Tees

  • Louis Armstrong

    I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

  • Sufjan Stevens

    The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us

    • Rough Trade.
  • PJ Harvey


    • Too Pure.
  • The Young'uns

    Jack Ironside

  • Nic Jones

    Sally Brown

  • Alasdair Roberts

    My Rola Bola Board

  • dEUS

    Disappointed In The Sun

  • Sheila Stewart

    Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk

  • Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell


  • Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

    Hot Bath

  • The Bothy Band

    Am Bothan A Bhiag Finnghula (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1976)

  • King Crimson


  • Lau


  • Antony and the Johnsons

    Dust And Water

  • Molly Drake

    I Remember

  • Eliza Carthy

    In London So Fair

  • Joni Mitchell


  • Robert Wyatt

    Sea Song

    • Rock Bottom.
    • Domino.
    • 1.