It's Wade Hemsworth's Birthday This Week on Come By The Hills!

And just who, you may as, is Wade Hemsworth? Well, he was the mind behind several Canadian folk songs which people later described as simply "traditional." If you've heard songs such as "The Blackfly Song" or "The Wild Goose," then you've heard Wade Hemsworth's music; And perhaps the best thing of all about Wade Hemsworth is that he was born and raised in my own home town of Brantford Ontario before striking out for places as far-flung as Newfoundland, Northern Ontario, Eastern Quebec, and many other musically interesting spots in this great land of ours. It was his work with the military, with hydro, and with the Canadian Pacific Railway which took him to all these places, but beginning in Newfoundland, it was his discovery of traditional Celtic and Canadian music which began his song-writing career. I'll have a feature on Mr. Hemsworth in the second hour of the show.

We'll also have a Celtic Cover which was written by an American and has been lovingly embraced by Ireland, so much so that many people now think of it as a traditional song, and of course we'll have our other usual features: "What's That About?" and "Fiddlin' Around." So, if you're yearning for a drop o' The Pure, you can't get any purer than Come By The Hills, tonight from 8:00-11:00 PM Eastern, with a replay on Friday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland. I hope you'll join me!