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The DJ Becomes the Musician, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Sara Hillis here a bit early this week to tell you about a very special episode of Come by the Hills I'm planning for this Sunday. As well as spinning the usual great Celtic and Folk tunes from my collection, I'm going to put on my musician's hat, (and a lovely hat it is too, all full of fringes and bells and such!), to play some live acoustic music for you in a virtual house concert. if it works well, it may become a regular thing. How often do you get the chance to hear live harp music in the comfort of your own home?

It's St. Patrick's Day, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Sara Hillis here chiming in once again to say that at last, of all the days of the year, the day when everyone pretends to be a wee bit Irish is almost upon us! As St. patrick's Day will be on Tuesday, what else can Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show do except celebrate it two days early with lots of lovely Irish-themed music and stories, and of course the banter! oh the banter!

It's a Loreena McKennitt Encore, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hey! Sara Hillis here on a very hectic Sunday to tell you that despite the change of much of North America to Daylight Saving Time this weekend, Come by the Hills will still go on as scheduled, though an hour earlier if you're listening in every other part of the world which has sensibly kept the Daylight change till the first Sunday in April. This March thing is just silly! I remember looking forward to that magical first Sunday in April with great anticipation! It was a simpler time, a time when the change to Daylight time really meant that Spring was well on its way!

It's All Things Welsh in Honour of St. David's Day, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Sara Hillis here to tell you that we've got a positively cracking Celtic show this week! We're honouring all things Welsh as the show is being aired on March 1, which is St. David's Day in Wales. We've got lots of Welsh music, and the best part is that I'll be using a braille display this week so I can read the Welsh titles and artists correctly, or well, more correctly than I can using my screen reader by itself. I've never done this before in a broadcasting situation, so join me as I break what is for me new technological ground live on air!

Gone but not Forgotten, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Sara Hillis just popping in to say that I'm not able to be present for a live edition of Come by the Hills this Sunday, but you've got an encore presentation from last July to keep you company. It's full of interesting music and fun banter as usual, and if you were busy on July 14, 2019 and couldn't hear it then, well, here's your chance!

More Celtic and Folk Favourites, this week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to tell you about the three hours of live awesomeness in the offing that is Come by the Hills, otherwise known as Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show! Coming up on Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern time, I've got a great mix of Celtic and Folk music for your listening pleasure, and of course if you have any requests, I'd be happy to play them. Come join the party! I don't even think there are any Football games or awards shows to distract you this time!

Music to Cure What Ails You, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Sunday is here again in much of the world, and that means that it's time for more Celtic and folk music of an excellent kind on that most excellent station, Mushroom FM! I'm back this week and I'm live, though I came within a hair of deciding to do another encore presentation.

Celebrating Robby Burns, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, it's that time of year again, and though we're a day late on Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show, I hope we will not be a dollar short. It's Burns weekend of course! And why not celebrate with an encore of last year's Burns special? Life has largely overtaken me this week, but I didn't want to leave you Burns-less. So, enjoy 2019's trip through his music and poetry in the meantime, and I hope to be back live with you next week.

Catch Come by the Hills on Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern, or on Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland!

Revisiting the Super Blood Wolf Moon, this Week on Come by the Hills!

I thought I'd dip into the show archives for another encore presentation this week. Last year at about this time in January, there was a very unique full moon event which we saluted in fine style on Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show! It was called the Super Blood Wolf Moon, and if you want to know what all those words mean, you'll have to tune in tomorrow at 8:00 PM Eastern, or catch the replay on Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern! There'll be songs about the moon and of course lots of moon-related banter.

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