Leave your Ghost stories at the door, Kitty is here to talk about Banshee of The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.
Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be really shrieky. They are all around us and watching, always watching.
But what are they thinking? Are they impressed by our social-influencing or are they unfriending us? Should we fear them?
In this episode, Kitty bins the hysteria to take a fresh, compassionate look at the most misunderstood of all Faerie: Banshee
Who is she really?
Why does she suffer so?
Does it matter what she looks like?
Can she really follow Irish families to America?
To get to the bottom of this and more, Kitty discusses 3 very different accounts of Banshee.
We celebrate Banshee and the Good People in song and poem and as always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.
To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience on a visit to Ireland at:
‘The Banshee’ poem by Alice Guerin Crist (1876-1941). Read by Eoin.
‘The Reel in the Flickering Light’ song by Christy Moore from the album ‘Ordinary Man’ – 1985.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music, ‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin Macleod.