#1
I'm going to be purchasing a mandolin in a couple of weeks. Ever since I heard this song it made me love the mandolin. Do you guys know any songs for the mandolin that sound like it? (Sort of modern folk?).
#2
Try listening to Dando Shaft or Jethro Tull.
It's a style that was born in England in the early 20th century, known later as "Progressive folk", inspired by the energy of irish folk.

Wiki has got a short but nice section on English Folk music where progressive folk is referenced:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_music_of_England

All along this path I tread
My heart betrays my weary head
With nothing but my soul to save
From the cradle to the grave.
Last edited by ColdGin at Jun 11, 2013,
#4
That song got me into mandolin too! A couple of more obvious hits are "Loosing my Religion" by REM, and "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart (John Peel played the mandolin on that.) I also love the riff from Spinal Tap's "stonehenge".

The Leveller do some great mandolin riff, such as these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qusMDB_A7xc
This one's on guitar, but has a similar feel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYcXjJXxqVM