I don’t believe in Leprechauns!
There I said it, what a relief…
Actually, I do believe in a Leprechaun, only not the stereotypical figure who appears on every street, in every store window and, bewilderingly, to represent Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day.
The Leprechaun of our popular culture is a hopeless, wishy-washy and lazy misrepresentation of the true Leprechaun.
So… leave all pre-conceived ideas and images of the Leprechaun behind.
In this episode, we take a genuine look at the member of the Good People who has come to be known as the ‘Leprechaun’.
Through poem and stories, we will discover the Leprechaun is a formidable Faerie, one who favours some Humans over others and one you most decidedly do not want to offend or injure! An encounter with this Faerie can change your life…
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Edited by Magic Dan
Abridged poem ‘The Leprechaun’ by William Allington. Read by thegirlwhotalks.
Two tales from ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde, 1887.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
‘Clear Air’, ‘Angevin’ and ‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Red Haired Boy’ by Royalty Free Music.