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It's Robby Burns Day this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, Robby Burns Day is this coming Thursday, so we're celebrating it tonight on Come by the Hills! We'll have Burns and Burns-esque music, some information about Scotland's national poet along with some of his most well-known poetry, and we'll even pipe in the Haggis! But don't worry. It's only a virtual haggis. the point is that we're going to have a great time celebrating the life and work of this man who has become over the years a very important cultural, even global, figure.

Cruel Sisters and Great Celtic Music this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, Come by the hills is back for another week, and in our "Celtic Covers" feature, we'll be exploring the ballad of The Cruel Sister. We'll explore the more mythical version of the song which involves transformation and other interesting things, and we'll play a version by Old Blind Dogs and another song based on that ballad by Loreena McKennitt called The Bonnie Swans. We've also got a bit of a musical education for you in "Fiddlin' Around," and lots of great music from amazing artists as always.

Great Celtic Music Again this Week on Come by the Hills!

Well, the holidays are over and a new year has begun, but some things never change. If it's Celtic music you're looking for, then look no further than mushroom FM and Come by the Hills, the Celtic Music Show! Our usual features are back again this week and of course there's lots of amazing music! So join me on Sunday at 8:00 Eastern right after Steve Cutway and The Early years, or catch the replay on Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland!

We'll Tak a Cup (or Perhaps Twa or Three) o' Kindness this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, the new year is upon us with all its trials and triumphs, resolutions and randomness, and we'll be celebrating it in fine Celtic style here on Come by the Hills! We've got songs about whisky and its attendant intrigues, some wassailing songs, a version of John Barleycorn and several versions of Auld Lang Syne. But don't worry, the melody you'll be hearing will not be the one we all know and love, so I don't think I'm jynxing anything by playing it before midnight Eastern.

The Sara Hillis Show is Taking a Break for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

I hope the holidays are being kind to you. I myself am going back and forth over the next while, seeing family and planning a New Years party for friends and such, so The Sara Hillis Show will be taking a break for a few days. I'll be back on January 2 with a new year of music from our four decades of magic mushroom memories though, so in the meantime, I hope you have a very happy new year and I'll see you in 2018!

It's Christmas Eve this Week on Come by the Hills!

The holidays can be very busy, but if you've got some time while you're toasting the season, and perhaps your toes, by the old yule log, why not hang out with me for a Celtic Christmas? We've got music from a lot of great Celtic artists and groups and in the second hour, there's a special treat: a reading by Dylan Thomas himself of his beautiful collection of Christmas memories called "A Child's Christmas in Wales." I always enjoy listening to this story on Christmas Eve, and this year, I thought I'd share it with you.

It's the Carpenters Christmas Collection, Thursday on The Sara Hillis Show!

Yep, if you love Christmas music and love The Carpenters, you'll definitely enjoy Thursday's Sara Hillis Show! It'll be four more sleeps till Christmas by then, and I've decided to crack open this great collection of music and to go through all 31 songs on the two-disk set. (Well, alright. They're not disks here, but you know what I mean.) I have very fond memories of The Carpenters Christmas Portrait album, and we'll be going through it in the first hour of the show.

'Tis the Week Before Christmas on The Sara Hillis Show!

Yes, we're plunging into the Christmas spirit this week on The Sara Hillis Show with all Christmas music all the time! I'll try to unearth hidden treasures from the Mushroom holiday vault and maybe evenn find a few forgetable fiascos along the way, but I promise that every song will be Christmasy in nature. So, if you're looking for a way to celebrate the fact that the number of sleeps is slowly growing smaller until the day itself, then tune into my show at noon and midnight eastern for the next five days for two hours of holiday tunes from our four decades and beyond!

Winter is Coming this Week on Come by the Hills!

Don't worry. This episode does not have anything whatever to do with Game of Thrones. However, it does have to do with winter. We're going to hear lots of songs about holly and ivy, snow and frost, and all in honour of the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. It's coming up soon, you know, and we have lots of snow here in Ontario, so we're going to curl up in the warm and hear songs about the cold.

More Festive Folk this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, we've got more Celtic Christmas carols this week. We're slowly increasing the amount of festive music over the next few weeks. Anticipation is the best thing about this season, I find. We've got a Christmas "Celtic Cover" and lots of other great music as well. In other words, it's another three hours of Come by the Hills again on Mushroom FM! So, come and join us on Sunday after Steve and The Early Years, or on Friday following the morning edition of The Smorgasbord!


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