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It's Loreena McKennitt's Birthday, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, the middle of February means that it's time once again for our annual Loreena McKennitt special, and seeing as her birthday is on Sunday, it seems only logical to celebrate it in style! Loreena McKennitt is someone who has been a role-model for me in music and in life. She's a very patriotic Canadian and yet, in some ways, is truly a citizen of the world.

It's Burns Night, this Week on Come by the Hills!

As Friday was Robby Burns Day around the world, we at Come by the Hills have decided to hold a virtual Burns Supper tonight. There'll be songs, poetry, and even a virtual haggis! So join me at 8:00 PM Eastern tonight, or catch the replay on Friday at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and ireland! Also, check out the archive of past shows at Enjoy, and Happy belated Burns Day!

I Just Might be the Lunatic You're Looking For, this Week on Come by the Hills!

No, Billy Joel hasn't gone Celtic or anything, but tomorrow night, there's going to be an interesting lunar event taking place. It's apparently called a Super Blood Wolf Moon, which is to say a full moon which is especially close to the earth and which is also in eclipse and so is red in appearance, and which occurs in January, the Wolf Moon being a name traditionally associated with the full moons of this month.

We're Live Again, this Week on Come by the Hills!

You've waited and waited, putting up with encores and voice-tracked shows and all, and finally, we're ready for the first live show of the new year on Come by the Hills! We'll have all the usual features, great music, and yes, the unpredictability that comes with doing the show live! This is all still new to me, but I enjoy the challenge and I enjoy hanging out with you on a Sunday night as we listen to some amazing Celtic tunes!

It's an Encore Presentation, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Just when you thought 2018 was safely behind you, Mushroom FM's premier Celtic music show is giving you one last kick at the can! This week, we've got an encore presentation from November 25, 2018! have fun!

As always, tune in on Sunday night at 8:00 pM Eastern, or Friday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland!

it's Almost New Years, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern, join me for a celebration of everything that makes New Years great! it's a time to reflect, resolve, and of course do a little imbibing as well. The show won't be live tonight unfortunately, but I'll be hanging out on the Twitter and such throughout the duration of the show while I work and plan and scheme to get ready for the annual New Years gathering which my husband and I (hem hem) host for our friends.

'Tis the Night before the Night before Christmas Celtic-style, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, it's finally come round at last, that season of holly, ivy, mistletoe, merriment, and music of course! So this week, we've got Christmas tunes gallore on Come by the Hills. We've got salutes to some of my favourite folkish festive albums and artists, some Christmas comedy, and our annual reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas. We've got carols, snow, and the all-important wassailing of the figgy duff. And no, I don't mean the Newfoundland folk-rock band either.

Winter is Coming, this Week on Come by the Hills!

You might want to stay tuned after the Mushroom Fm annual holiday countdown, because after all the Christmas crackers have been pulled and all the silly toys and sillier jokes have fallen out, Come by the Hills will be paying homage to the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere with wintry themed music. We'll have all our usual features with a snowy twist, and you'll certainly want to get out the hot cocoa (or perhaps something stronger) for this one!

More Great Celtic Music, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, it's that time of the week already, and again, the show will be broadcast live! In fact, unless circumstances prevent it, Come by the Hills will become a live and interactive show here on Mushroom Fm from now on! We'll be fulfilling a couple of requests this time around, celebrating the birthday of a great poet in "me music," and generally playing some amazing music from some amazing artists.

It's alive! This Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, for the first time in the storied history of Come by the Hills, Mushroom Fm's premier Celtic music show will be going live, like really live, at 8:00 pM Eastern on Sunday night! Experience the excitement and unpredictability of a live show combined with the usual standard of fine folk and Celtic music you've come to expect! We'll have some Scottish music to belatedly celebrate St. Andrew's Day, some festive selections, as well as our usual features.


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