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In a new series for BBC Radio Ulster, acclaimed singer, songwriter and broadcaster Colum Sands sets off on a four-part musical journey that could end up almost anywhere!
Along highways known to listeners, byways known to him and pathways known to everyone, he will travel through all four seasons - rambling through songs and stories of the areas through which he passes.
Along the way he'll be at Central Station, Botanic Gardens and alongside the River Lagan in Belfast as well as reaching north to Carrick-a-Rede and the Giant’s Causeway on the north Antrim coastline.
For the first programme he finds himself in Summer - that elusive season which, despite what the calendar says, often fails to live up to its name.
He starts the journey on Lazy Hill close to the Burren, Co Down, the birthplace of his mother. He's standing there on a beautiful summer's day, looking down at the road leap-frogging over hills and valleys towards Warrenpoint and Rostrevor and the glittering waters of Carlingford Lough.
The beauty of that place has inspired him to write a brand new song Lazy Hill - which opens the series.
Along the Co Down coast he also enjoys the songs of Cara Dillon, Jane Cassidy, Danu and Andy Irvine.
Colum says: “I loved taking a ramble around roads and lanes of this country and it seems that there is not a single place that doesn’t bring a song or story to my mind.
“I’m looking forward to bringing as many of these as I can to the airwaves in this series of Shifting Sands.
“You never know where we could all meet up.”
Shifting Sands is a Kinnagoe Production for BBC Radio Ulster.