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It's More Amazing Music, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello again. Sara Hillis here to tell you that I'm live at 8:00 PM Eastern this very day, Sunday, May 24 that is, with another edition of Come by the Hills! It's three hours of great Folk and Celtic music for your enjoyment. Come hang out with us, even if you can't stay around for the whole show!

It's Three Hours of Fantastic Folkish Fun, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello. Sara Hillis just dropping in to tell you that it's almost time for another edition of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show! Join me live at 8:00 PM Eastern tonight for three hours of Folkish fun! We've got Gypsies and House Carpenters, hares, foxes and hounds. We've got it all, even a couple of songs about rain! There's also another brand new selection by me in the mix, so come hang out with us. Won't you?

It's Another Feast of Folkish Fabulousness, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Sara Hillis here to let you know that Come by the Hills is back later today with three hours of amazing Folk and Celtic music for your enjoyment. In fact, the show is so amazing that I don't even know exactly what's going to be on it as yet! So why not join me live at 8:00 PM Eastern and we'll find out together?

It's May! It's May! That Gorgeous Holiday, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello. Sara Hillis here again to let you know what's coming up tonight on the fabulously folky feast that is Come by the Hills! Join me live at 8:00 PM Eastern for three hours of songs about May, some Nova Scotia songs we didn't get to last week (including a comparison of three versions of The Ballad of Spring Hill for your perusal and pleasure,) and whatever else I feel like playing. Who knows? We may even throw in some Julie Andrews for the fun of it. It is May after all!

It's Music From and About Nova Scotia, this Week on Come by the Hills

Sara Hillis here to let you know that I'm live right after Mushroomstock on Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern with another episode of Come by the Hills! This week, I've got a tribute to Nova Scotia and its musicians. We've all been shocked by the tragic and senseless events which took place in that province over last weekend, so I thought I'd do a little something to pay tribute to its people and the music that many of them create.

It's John prine Again, this Week on Come by the Hills

Hello again! Sara Hillis here to tell you that if you missed the tribute to John Prine last week on Come by the Hills, you have a chance to hear it again this Sunday. This is partly because my weekend is rather taken up with other things, but also because I forgot to do the thing that makes the replay play this morning. So, in order for the Friday folkies to hear last Sunday's Celtic show, I'm going to play it again this Sunday, also giving anyone else a chance to hear our tribute to John Prine again if they missed any or all of it.

Sara Smiles On for Today, but Off for Tomorrow

Hi there. Sara Hillis here with a heads-up regarding Sara Smiles. Today's show will be going ahead as scheduled, but I've decided to take a day off for tomorrow, as that is Holy (Good) Friday according to the Orthodox Christian calendar. You'll still get the replay of Come by the Hills, but after today's Sara Smiles, I'll be off till Monday. You'll be in great hands with the Mushroom Pot of course, and my conscience will be eased. I think it's really important to do what I can to observe Holy Friday as best as I can even if I cannot be in church to do it.

It's a Tribute to John Prine, this Week on Come by the Hills

Steve Cutway and I are apparently on the same wavelength, but I think that's true for many music lovers around the world. When we heard the sad news of the illness, and then the death. of singer and songwriter extraordinaire John Prine due to Covid-19, we were all in shock. he was 73 years of age.

For me, John Prine was always a name. he came up again and again at folk clubs and open mics when other people would sing his songs, and every song of his I heard, I liked. Ironically, I have only heard his own voice singing his own songs in the past few days.

It's Another Virtual House Concert, this Week on Come by the Hills!

It's a new month, but we're all still in a crazy situation that doesn't look like changing very soon. However, music is good for the soul on many levels, and that's as true for the one playing it as for the one hearing it. So, I've decided to do another virtual house concert on Sunday's Celtic music show. I'll also play some of our usual music of course, but much of the show will feature me and my harp. again, I think I'll just start playing and see where we end up. After all, as Lao Tsu said, "a good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving."

Spring and Things, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello, you fabulous folkies! Sara Hillis here to tell you about tonight's edition of Come by the Hills! Join me live at 8:00 PM Eastern for three hours of amazing Celtic and folk music, some with a springish theme! Feel free to chat as I spin the tunes, and if you have any requests, I will of course do my best to oblige!

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