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.

And, some advance notice! Next week is our annual Robby Burns special, so if you want to be sure I play a certain Burns song or a certain version of a certain Burns song, then feel free to let me know about it. Email me at or tweet with the Mushroom FM hashtag, being sure to reference my name, Robby Burns or Come by the Hills, or perhaps all three. Now that we have a whole 280 characters, you can do that if you're so inclined.

So, join me for all the folky fantabulousness tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern right after Steve and The Early Years, or on Friday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland! I promise you'll have fun!