More 4 are hosting a folk night this Saturday 7th December with three programmes all about how excellent folk is. Clue: it’s REALLY excellent.
Get Folked: The Great Folk Revival
A documentary about ALL THE FOLK with interviews and performances from Richard Thompson, Jake Bugg, Frank Turner, The Unthanks, Alt-J and Seth Lakeman.
The programme asks, “is folk the antidote to manufactured music, the new punk, or simply evidence of the enduring appeal of this age-old musical form?”
iTunes Festival Folk Special
Our favourite Lauren Laverne introduces some of the best folky performances from this year’s iTunes Festival. With performances from Jack Johnson, Jake Bugg, The Lumineers, Bahamas and Phox.
Big Easy Express
Leaving the best til last, the iTunes performances are followed by the documentary about Mumford & Sons’ Railroad Revival Tour.
Big Easy Express followed Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show on their train tour across America. The three bands played six cities, travelling thousands of miles of railway on board a beautiful vintage train.
Folk night starts at 10pm on More 4 this Saturday 7 December.