43 – When Faerie were Neighbours: featuring Mike Baldwin


Why does it seem the Good People were closer to our Ancestors than they are to us?

In this episode we take a look at the lifestyles and everyday customs of our Ancestors, those who ‘enjoyed’ regular, if not daily, contact with the Good People and ask:

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What was it about our Ancestors that the Good People responded to?

Could it be their lifestyles and values were similar to the those of the Good People?

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And, Kitty wonders if you would change your lifestyle to be closer to the Good People?

Mizen Head. Photo: ireland.com

We welcome back Mike Baldwin, author of ‘Mizen: rescued folklore, histories and songs from Ireland’s south west’.

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Map showing Mizen Head, SW Ireland. Image: schull.ie

Mike shares several tales of the Good People from the Mizen region of South East Ireland and we ponder a common thread which weaves its way through these, and most of all, tales of the Good People: Caution.


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Podcast Credits
Edited by: Magic Dan
Guest Presenter: Mike Baldwin.

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
‘Peace of Mind’ and ‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin MacLeod.

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