Come by the Hills, the Folk and Celtic Music Show, Presented by Sara Hillis

About Me

My name is Sara Hillis and I am a blogger, podcaster and sometime musician from Canada. My primary musical genre is Celtic Folk music, but I enjoy both playing and listening to a wide range of artists and styles. I also have a Masters degree in English Literature, and I'm married to a wonderful man.

About The Show

Join me live each Sunday (except when life prevents me being live) at 8:00 PM Eastern for three magical hours of music both traditional and inspired by tradition from the Celtic lands and from around the world.

From Cork to Cape Breton, from Wales to Winnipeg, this music has traveled the globe in a way that few other folk traditions have. In danger of dying out several times, it has always been preserved against all odds, and has represented the people who created it even when their languages and rights were suppressed by conquerors and colonizers alike.

It chronicles both joy and sorrow, both defiance and love, and though it is sometimes heart-breaking, it is always beautiful.

But I don't just play Celtic music, I also play Folk music of all kinds. Yes, this show can go anywhere! So feel free to suggest something you think might be a good fit.

Themes and Such

Occasionally, the show will have a theme based on special days that are important to various Celtic cultures as well as other important events throughout the year. There will also be tributes to influencial artists and bands, and sometimes a running theme related to the types of stories or characters featured in the songs. Whether there is a theme or not, however, the show will always be fun.

What if You Can't Tune in on Sunday?

If you miss the show on Sunday, you can always catch a replay on the following Tuesday at 5:00 AM Eastern. While this may be too early for us here in Canada and the US, it does allow our UK listeners to tune in at a more reasonable time of day.

As always, keep up-to-date with Mushroom FM activities at our schedule page, which can be found here.

How to Contact Me

I look forward to sharing my love of Folk and Celtic music with you each week, and I'm always happy to hear from you with any ideas or requests you might have.


Contact me by email at S A R A at Mushroom Fm Dot Com (spelled that way to thwart spammers.)


Or if you prefer Mastodon, feel free to follow me at, and don't forget the Mushroom Fm hashtag when tooting about the show!

Blog and Poetry Podcast

You might also like to check out my blog at Until Eternity is Now, or subscribe to my poetry podcast called Wonder-woven wherever you get your podcasts.

Thank you for listening, and enjoy!