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We're Getting Back to Basics this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, after last week's crazy John Barleycornucopia, it's time to get back to the basics and the fundamentals (aren't those the same thing?) of what we do here on Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show! (Alright, so it's Mushroom FM's only Celtic music show. Ah well.)We'll be hearing some great music by some great bands, and best of all, our features are all back where they should be.

Tomorrow on The Sara Hillis Show, It's Time to get Freaky on Friday the Thirteenth!

So tomorrow is one of those freaky Fridays that come up several times a year, and we're going to talk on The Sara Hillis Show about all those crazy superstitions to which we often subscribe even if we don't want to. Do you freak out if you spill salt on the table? Do you refuse to walk under ladders? Have you perhaps trained your guide dog to avoid black cats crossing your path? Well, we're going to delve into all these superstitions and more tomorrow!

So, if you're feeling freaky on this Friday the Thirteenth, join me at 12:00 PM and 12:00 AM on The Sara Hillis Show!

Presenting Thankful Thursdays on the Sara Hillis Show!

I've been picking my own brain about possible new features for the Sara Hillis Show in honour of the new week-day format on Mushroom FM, and I've finally thought of something that I think would be a great idea. Every Thursday, I want to focus on gratitude, either my own or that of listeners. I'm going to call it Thankful Thursdays, and it'll take up as much of the show as it will need to. If every voice-break is about some sort of gratitudinous thought, that would be amazing.

Same Sara Hillis Show, New Sara Hillis Times!

Yes, as you most likely have heard somewhere by now, Mushroom FM is making some changes to its week-day schedule. In terms of the Sara Hillis Show, this means that it's moving to 12:00 PM and 12:00 AM eastern time every Monday through Friday. So, you now have two chances to hear two hours of great Mushroom FM music and so-so Sara Hillis banter from yours truly every week-day! I'll be on right after Bonnie and 80s Lady at 11:00 and before Anthony Unleashed at 2:00.

It's a John Barleycornucopia this Week on Come by the Hills!

Well, I've been threatening to do this for a while now, and this week, I've finally decided to do it. It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, a time when we traditionally celebrate the harvest and the bounty of the past summer. I decided that this year, we'd celebrate it by taking a detailed look at likely one of the most widely-recorded English folk songs ever: John Barleycorn.

It's a New Month this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, it's October, and we here in my part of Ontario Canada have been enjoying autumnal weather at last. So this week on Come by the Hills, the Celtic Music Show, we'll have songs with an autumnal theme, an October-related song in "Celtic Covers," a newly-minted song in "Me Music," and a whole lot more.

Mushroom FM Presents... The Return of the Sara Hillis Show!

Yes, we're back. Just when you thought it was safe and your sanity had been restored, the craziness that is the Sara Hillis Show is returning in just a few short hours!

I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who sent nice messages during my time away, and to tell you that I'm now back with a vengeance! So, join me at 4:00 PM Eastern every week-day for our usual get-together, and I promise it'll be worth your while!

We're Revisiting Familiar Ground this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, despite my time away, Come by the Hills is going ahead as usual. We'll be presenting a rerun of the Loreena McKennitt show that I did last November. This show will be dedicated in loving memory to Shannon Smith, my best and childhood friend who died very suddenly on September 16, 2017, at the age of forty. She loved Loreena's work as well, and moreover, she was one of the people whom I always had in mind when constructing this show.

A Hopefully Brief Hiatus

This is Sara Hillis and I wanted to let you know that I'm taking a week off from Mushroom FM, for sure in terms of The Sara Hillis Show at least. I'll let you know about Come by the Hills as the week progresses. I'll also let you know the reason for the hiatus at a later date, when I can write about it more fittingly and with words worthy of it. Suffice it to say that this week is going to be very difficult and I have been told in no uncertain terms by Jonathan and the team that I can and should take this hiatus.

We're Rocking at the End of Time this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, Mushroom FM's premier (well only) Celtic music show is back for another week, and this time we're featuring an entire album throughout the show. I actually ordered this album from the UK and it came in something called an envelope. See, there's this system called the mail or the post, and its job is not just to deliver your latest Amazon purchases. I actually ordered this crazy invention called a compact disk. It's amazing! It's small and round and plays music when you insert it into the appropriate music-playing device!


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