Episode 2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places.
Leave your wands and magic potions at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Faeries: The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.
Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be beautiful. They are all around us and watching, always watching.
But what are they thinking? Are they impressed by our cyber-modernity or are they quietly simmering with irritation? Should we fear them?
In this episode, Kitty brushes away the glitter-dust and bins the stigma to take a fresh, open-minded look at Faerie and asks:
What is so special about Ireland that Faerie have made it their home?
Are descendants of Irish emigration more likely to encounter a Faerie?
Are Thin Places for real?
Kitty shares the story of an Ulster teenager who stumbled upon Faerie and lived to tell the tale.
We celebrate Ireland 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:
‘This Land is Your Land’ song by The Waterboys. Fisherman’s Blues – 1988
‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ poem by WB Yeats. Read by Michael Gambon.
‘Thousands are Sailing’ song by Phil Chevron (The Pogues) from ‘Bringing it all Back Home’ – 1991.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.