Curled up by the fire, or slipping silently through the streets, sleek, sensual, smart and so wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.
If there is any creature to enjoy the company of the Good People, to understand their charm, their unpredictability and their wild nature, it is surely the cat.
Over the ages, many folk have believed that cats are actually Faeries in disguise. Or, if not Faeries themselves, to enjoy some form of alliance with the Good People.
Cats spend years watching us, observing our strange habits, our plans, beliefs and rituals.
What do you think they do with all that information?
Do they report back to the Good People?
Through poem, lyrics and tales, Kitty ponders if there is more to the humble cat than meets the eye and asks:
Are they Faerie?
Are they spies?
Or could they act as mediator between the Good People and ourselves?
You’ll never look at a cat the same way…
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Perhaps you have your own story to share?
Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website.
Our website is bursting with true, and incredible, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Sneaky Snitch’, ‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘The Sky of our Ancestors’, ‘Parting of the Ways Part 2’ and ‘Pride’ by Kevin Macleod.
Tales from: duchas.ie
‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde. 1887.
Abridged ‘Love Cats’ written by Robert Smith. From the album ‘Japanese Whispers’, 1983. Read by Simone.
‘Sean O’Conaills Book: Stories and Traditions from Iveragh’. 1981.
‘Twinkletoes’ poem by A. A. Milne. Read by Emkay.