Celebrating a Couple of Irish Authors, Plus Another Live Album by Loreena McKennitt, this Week on Come by the Hills!

It was scarcely three months ago that we were showcasing The Road Back Home, a live album recorded by Loreena McKennitt at a couple of Ontario Folk festivals in the summer of 2023. Now, in honour of the thirtieth anniversary of her 1994 album called The Mask and Mirror and just ahead of the launch of Loreena's Mask and Mirror thirtieth Anniversary tour, she has released a live version of the original album, plus two extra live tracks. These were recorded at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1994 and were meant to be syndicated as a radio program in the US and Canada. This week, we'll be going through this album, which was just released on June 14th, throughout the show.

As well, we'll be giving a nod to James Joyce's work in honour of Bloom'sday, which is Sunday, June 16th, and we'll play settings of several poems by W.B. Yeats, as it was his birthday on June 13th. All in all, it's a musical and literary extravaganza!

I won't be presenting the show live this week due to family celebrations, but I hope you'll have fun regardless.

Catch Come by the Hills on Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern, or check out the replay on Tuesday at 5:00 AM Eastern. However and whenever you listen, I hope you'll enjoy it.