46 – Knockers: Going Underground

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No Benny, not those kinds of Knockers!


This week we’re venturing underground…

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to take a peek at those elusive creatures who lurk in and around mine tunnels and caverns: Knockers, also known as Tommyknockers.

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Are they Faerie, could they be spirits or even ghosts?

Are they kind and helpful to the miner?

Leading him to rich pockets of ore, and warning him of imminent danger?

Or are they cruel and dangerous?

Leading him away from ore and into caverns filled with deadly gas or water?

That depends on who you ask, but one thing we know for certain, many miners have seen and heard Knockers in England, and Tommyknockers in the U.S.

Join Kitty as she takes a fresh look at these fascinating Faerie.


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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Excerpt from ‘Going Underground’ by The Jam. Written by Paul Weller. From the album ‘Setting Sons’ 1979. Read by Tim.
Excerpts from ‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz. Read by Tim and Kitty.
Excerpt from ‘British Goblins etc’ by Wirt Sikes. Read by Librivox.

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘Teller of the Tales’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Mermaid’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Echoes of Time’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Acoustic Guitar 1’ by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/


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