134 – The Trouble with Trows

by Louis Moe

The Trows of Shetland and Orkney Islands are curious creatures who have, at least in the past, enjoyed a relatively harmonious co-existence with Humans.

Often seen going about their daily activities, these are some of the more visible of all the Good People.

In this episode, I offer an explanation as to why Trows are so willing, or at least indifferent, to be seen or interact with Humans.

We also ponder their complicated character which can swing from generous to sociable to vindicative and discover they are a brilliant example of typical Faerie behaviour.


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by Lucy Campbell

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by Rien Poortvliet

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Sources: ‘Examples of printed folk-lore concerning the Orkney & Shetland Islands’ by George Fraser Black, 1903.

‘The Fairy Mythology’ by Thomas Keightley, 1870.

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

Additional Music: ‘Scottish legend’ by no copyright music – royalty free music.

Heavy Heart by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3865-heavy-heart
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Hidden Past by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3873-hidden-past
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Long Road Ahead B by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3995-long-road-ahead-b
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Pippin the Hunchback by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4219-pippin-the-hunchback
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

‘Royalty Free Scottish Music’ by Dar Golan.

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