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It's National Who Needs a Theme Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, for the past few weeks, I've either been intentionally organizing theme shows, or themes have emerged from the chaos that is my mind as a result of playlist creation. However, neither of these things happened this week, so instead of a theme, we're just going to play some cracking good music. I mean, isn't that what we're here for anyway?

This Week on Come by the Hills, we're Reflecting and Rising Again!

It's been fifteen years since an unthinkable event occurred on a quiet tuesday morning in September, and throughout the world, violence and war and man's inhumanity to man just seem to persist. So, we'll be presenting songs about facing and overcoming adversity, songs about happy things, and songs that will make us reflect on the better world we would like to see here on earth.

We'll have our usual features of course, and we'll be hearing from Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Loreena McKennitt, Planxty and many more.

The Great Sara Hillis Show Experiment

Yes, for some unfathomable reason, the Fungal Powers That Be have agreed to let me keep doing my crazy mixed-up musical show on the weekdays. In fact, starting today, the have agreed to let me lengthen and longthen it by one whole hour! Yes, that's right! From Monday to Thursday of this week, the Sara Hillis Show will begin at 3:00 PM Eastern and run until 5:00 PM.

'Tis the Last Songs of Summer, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Join me this Sunday evening at 8:00 PM Eastern for Come By The Hills: the Celtic Music Show, when we'll salute the fact that it's now September, the time when summer ends and the harvest begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Indeed, there was a time when the September Equinox would have marked the middle of Autumn rather than its outset. So, we'll be remembering the summer that is past and hoping for a plentiful harvest to come, with songs about the cycles of nature and about summer-related activities.

New Week, New Show!

Starting today, from Monday to Friday at 4:00 PM Eastern, tune in to The Sara Hillis Show: the Show Where Anything Goes. Yes, just before Steve Cutway gets you lost in the fifties, I'll be presenting an eclectic mix of magic mushroom memories for your enjoyment.

It's Time to Travel this Week on Come by the Hills!

If you're longing to rove or are filled with wanderlust, you won't want to miss this week's edition of Come by the Hills: the Celtic Music Show with Sara Hillis. We'll be playing all kinds of songs about journeying and pilgrimage, along with a couple of listener requests and of course our usual features.

We'll hear from a wide range of artists, all with that unique Celtic sound, including: Mary Black, Planxty, Enya, Eric Bogle, The Irish Rovers and many more! There'll even be some Celtic Gregorian Chant!

Replay of Come by the Hills: the Celtic Music Show with Sara Hillis, Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern

Yes, in case you missed the first show on Sunday, or even if you just want to listen to it again, I'll be with you again through the magic of the mushroom pot on Friday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern!

You'll hear some of the songs and artists that got me interested in Celtic music in the first place, as well as interesting features like "What's That About?", "Fiddlin' Around," and "Celtic Covers!"

Tune in for the Songs that Started it All this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, it's another opening of another show here on Mushroom FM, and in honour of my first Celtic music show this week, I'm going to be playing some of the songs that started it all for me, the songs which began my journey into this diverse and wonderful genre.

We'll hear from such leading musical lights as: Loreena McKennitt, The Cheiftains, Steeleye Span and others, and of course we'll have our features.

Mushroom FM will Soon Have a Celtic Connection!

Exciting news! The Celts will soon be invading the home of the fun guys! For three hours every Sunday night, jigs, reels and balads will be the order of the day as I serve up the best in Celtic music from around the world. Not only will I be playing traditional favourites which defined the genre, but also new songs inspired by tradition which have changed it forever.

There will be lots of fun features for you to enjoy, interesting info about your favourite artists and groups, and of course plenty of room for your requests.


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