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It's a Positive Potpourri, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello hello! Sara Hillis here to let you know that it's almost time for another three-hour trip into the world of Folk and Celtic music on Come by the Hills! We don't have a theme this week, but there are songs about siblings, songs about castles, another teaser from the forthcoming second volume of the Joni Mitchell archives, and a whole lot more!

Remembering Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here! I'm getting this announcement out a bit early to give you a heads-up. For this week's episode of Come by the Hills, I'm planning a tribute to Paddy Moloney, Piper, Tin Whistle Player and all-around driving force of the famous Irish band The Chieftains, who died on October 11 at the age of 83.

It's a John Barleycornucopia Among Other Things, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello hello! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend! Sara Hillis here with another edition of Come by the Hills! I've decided to revisit a theme we've had before, that of the John Barleycornucopia. We'll play several different versions of this very old Folk song throughout the show, along with another new teaser from the second volume of the Joni Mitchell archives--this time a duet with James Taylor, a Folky salute to John Lennon's birthday courtesy of Judy Collins, and as usual, three hours of great Folk and Celtic music for your listening pleasure.

Another Folkish Feast, this Week on Come by the Hills!

It's almost time for another episode of Come by the Hills! I'm Sara Hillis and I'm here to tell you that I've got three hours of fabulous Folk and Celtic music for you coming up in just a few short hours! The show won't be live today due to a rather busy weekend, but I've got a couple of great songs by Nancy Griffith, another teaser from the second volume of the Joni Mitchell Archives which will be released at the end of October, and even some new Me Music! So join me. Won't you?

A Definitive Visit with Loreena McKennitt, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here, and I'm beyond excited about this week's episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! Against the odds of Covid-related delays and any number of other shipping problems, my copy of Loreena McKennitt's thirtieth-anniversary commemorative boxed set of The Visit, the Definitive Edition arrived at my door on the day of its release! So, as a result, the show I had planned to mark this occasion for the first or second week of October is now less than twenty-four hours away!

Heralding Autumn, More Archival Joni Mitchell Goodness and More, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to let you know that your folkish fix is back for another week with Come by the Hills! Yes, once again, I've got three hours of the best in Folk and Celtic music, a couple of songs to usher in the impending Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, and another teaser from the as-yet-unreleased second volume of the Joni Mitchell Archives.

Clubhouse, a "Celtic Cover", Joni Mitchell and More, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here, back from my crazy novelling weekend with a brand new episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! We've got a teaser from the upcoming release of the second volume of archival recordings from Joni Mitchell, a very interesting "Celtic Cover" of The Ballad of Lucy Jordan which I found purely by chance, some news about the upcoming Definitive Edition boxed set of Loreena McKennitt's breakthrough album, The Visit, which is coming out later this month, and as usual, three hours of amazing music!

It's the 2021 Stan Rogers Special Revisited, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to tell you that while this week's Come by the Hills episode may not be new, it's certainly great! I have decided once again to plunge headlong into the depths of the 3-Day Novel Contest this Labour Day weekend, so rather than dealing with my writing-addled brain for three hours of real time on Saturday, you get one of my famous encore presentations! This time, it's our 2021 Stan Rogers special, which I feel was the best one yet!

Three Hours of Folky Fun, this Week on Come by the Hills

Hello! Sara Hillis here to let you know about this week's edition of Come by the Hills! Once again, we've got three hours of great Folk and Celtic music for your listening pleasure, and we've also got a special birthday request to fulfill! The best part is that it's live!

Now We are Five, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to tell you what's in store on our fifth anniversary edition of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's premier Folk and Celtic music show! OF course, we'll be doing what we always do: playing three hours of amazing Folk and Celtic music for your listening pleasure, but I plan to make this a rather reflective show. Where have we been? Where are we going? You know, all the big questions in life. We'll also be taking some time to pay tribute to Nanci Griffith, who wrote some absolutely awesome songs and who sadly passed away last weekend.

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