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It's another Festive Folky Feast, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Well hello! On this decidedly balmy December day here in my neck of the Canadian woods, I'm here to tell you what's happening this week on Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show!

It's a Winter Wonderland, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Here I am again with another Folkish feast for you on Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! This week, I've got songs about trains, songs about winter, songs about snow and songs about rain, and of course a few holiday tunes to spice things up with the musical equivalent of ginger, cloves and nutmeg. I hope you can join me!

Celebrating Things Scottish for St. Andrew's Day and Launching the Festive Season, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Well, things are getting a little bit festive around Mushroom FM, and Come by the Hills is no exception! Not only will we be honouring Saint Andrew's Day this week which takes place on November 30, but we will be kicking off the festive fun for the holiday season as well! Now that our holiday countdown has been well and truly launched with votes coming in already, I'll be telling you all about it and playing some seasonal folky favourites to get us all in the voting mood, including some of my own prospective number 1 choices.

Live Folkish Fun, this Week on Come by the Hills, and Sara Smiles Returns!

Greetings! I'm back from the land of lost voices with a brand new, and live, episode of Come by the Hills this week, in which there will be songs about coming, songs about going, songs about trees and flowers, and one song about the road not taken. I'll also have a very special request to fulfill, and right near the beginning of the show, I'm going to play a really cool bit from Joni Mitchell's recent live album which we played a few weeks ago, but which I just think is an amazing bit of communal performance. In fact, I'm rather obsessed with it at the moment.

Sara Smiles? Or is that Jonathan Jokes?

Hello! I'm still fighting this respiratory thing which is robbing me of much of my voice, but for the next few days, you'll get three whole hours of Jonathan Mosen, as he will be filling in for me as well as doing his own thing at his usual time. Thanks very much to Jonathan for helping out, and thanks to you for listening!

Lest We Forget, this Week on Come by the Hills!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. (Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen)

No Sara Smiles on Friday

Hello! I'm sorry to have to tell you that there will be no Sara Smiles show on Friday due to illness. I'm hoping this thing will be short-lived and that I'll be back in the saddle on Monday, but I will keep you posted.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for understanding!

Please to Remember the Fifth of November, 2022 That Is, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, today I have an encore presentation for you of Come by the Hills, the Folk and Celtic music show on Mushroom FM. We'll be revisiting November the 5th, 2022, as my husband and I are having friends over today. I'm sorry I can't be with you for a live show, but I hope you'll enjoy this one. And just a heads-up for next week, I'll be playing some songs in honour of Remembrance Day, so if you've got any requests, do feel free to get in touch.

It's an Otherworldly Episode, this week on Come by the Howls--uh--Hills!

October is drawing to an end, and this can only mean one thing: I'm starting to prepare for November's National Novel-writing Month event. Well, alright, so it means two things. The thing I wanted to tell you about is the upcoming Hallowe'en episode of Come by the Hills! (Yes, I'll probably say "howls" instead of "hills" throughout the show.) If you dare to listen, you'll hear tales of otherworldly encounters guaranteed to put you in a spooky frame of mind!

Another Folkish Free-for-all, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis popping up again to let you know about this week's episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! It promises to be fun as always. We'll have a couple of songs about carnivals and fairs, some songs about trees, a bit of John Barleycorn, and even a bit of Leonard Cohen! So stop by and see what we're about! I promise you'll find something worth the listening!


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