YouTube video – Halloween Night

Join Kitty for a traditional Halloween Night of days past.

A night filled of ghosts and Faeries, music, games, poems, scary tales and flying cabbages awaits you.

So fill your glass and sit back beside the crackling fire. Smoke from burning pipes is whirling about the ceiling, children titter, old folk tut. Food and drink abound as the darkness of Halloween closes in.

Will the children find courage to go treat or treating at their scary neighbours cottage?
What happened to the young men who sought out the Good People under the Hawthorn Tree?
Who were those mysterious cats who entered the cottage and stared, silently bemused, at the people and their strange customs. And why did they disappear at the mention of the Puca?
And… we know that ghosts of those departed are free to visit loved ones on Halloween night, but have you ever wondered what happens to the ghost of someone who has their body stolen and divvied up by bodysnatchers?

Find out, and join in all the fun of this extraordinary Halloween Night with Kitty.

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For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page:

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?
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 amazing, 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.

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Traditional Tales from duchas.ie As read by Greyolltwit and Kitty.
‘Haunted House’ by Jack Prelutsky. Read by Emkay.
‘The Little Ghost’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Read by TheCherryPie
‘Mary’s Ghost – A Pathetic Ballad’ By Thomas Hood. Read by Zornaph
‘Halloween’ by Joel Benton. 1896. Read by Librivox.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘Children of the Night’ by Myuu.
‘Cold Shivers’ by Myuu.
‘Wasted Wonderland’ by Myuu.
‘Moonlight Hall’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Maiden’s Lullaby’ by Adrian Von Ziegler.

91 – A Selkie Cove

by Stephanie Law.

How often has someone encountered, seen or sensed, the Good People and told no-one of their experience?

Sometimes, we have an experience which might be saturated in clarity, emotion, intuition or sixth sense but…

with no tangible evidence attached to it.

Nothing to prove it happened.

Sadly, thanks to social media, it’s so easy nowadays to be criticised or ridiculed for speaking openly and honestly about an inexplicable experience.

On this week’s Podcast, we share an experience from one person who knows just how that feels!

Blair from the U.S. shares his extraordinary, palpable experience with us.

Traveling in the north of Scotland, Blair set off early one morning for to watch the sunrise.

Never could he have imagined what would happen that cool September morning on the shores of a deserted beach cove.

Join me as, through old and new tales, we explore the glorious, but elusive, Selkie.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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 on www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tale from ‘The Orcadian Sketch Book’ by Walter Traill Dennison , 1880.

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

Additional Music:
‘Relaxing Piano Improvisation’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Peace of Mind’ by Kevin Macleod.

YouTube video – Halloween – Faeries and Spirits and Ghosts – Oh My!

Bin your plastic masks and candy cauldrons, it’s time to talk about the real Halloween. You can be sure: Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is far more frightening than any costume or horror film.

All Hallow’s Eve falls on the Autumn Equinix. It is long believed that this pause causes a brief suspension in the natural world. For one night, our world and the otherworld slips, allowing Faeries, Spirits and Ghosts to pass between with ease.

What?!
That’s right.

On the night of Halloween, Faeries, Spirits and Ghosts enjoy absolute freedom. They can go anywhere, and do most anything they please.

Some Spirits may wish for nothing but to visit loved ones, enjoy a little music and hospitality… lovely.

Others though, have been waiting, biding their otherworldly time to pay a visit to someone who have offended or wronged them in their life and unleash a little payback. This is when things get scary.

And the Faerie? Well as we know, they are unpredictable and can be deathly dangerous.

On this night… when the dead and the living mingle, anything can happen and canny folk will take precautions to protect themselves.

Kitty looks at what can happen on Halloween and shares loads of customs and tips to help you navigate your way through this spooky night to see another dawn.

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Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.
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Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?
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 amazing, 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. https://www.encounterswiththegoodpeop…

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PODCAST CREDITS:
Edited by: Magic Dan.
‘Spirits of the Dead’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by James.
‘Hallow-E’en, 1914’ by Winifred M. Letts. Read by Emkay.
Excerpt from ‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by WJ Evans-Wentz. Read by James.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Hammer Horror’ by Kate Bush. From the album ‘Lionheart’, 1978.
‘Dance Macabre’ written by Saint-Saens. Performed by Kevin Macleod.
‘Haunted House’ by Myuu.
‘The End is Always Near’ by Myuu.
‘Touch’ by Mattia Cupelli.
‘Forest at Night’ by Royalty free sounds.

90 – Faerie Charity

by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

There are times, brief pockets of time, when the Good People are so pleased with a Human, that they bestow charity upon the person. This may take the shape of a single gift or a benefit which lasts a lifetime.

by Arthur Rackham.

Before you go hoping this happens to you… first know that you must pass a test of your character.

A test based on the values of the Good People.

You may not know it is a Faerie testing your character.

You might not rate the task they have asked of you as being of any importance.

But you can be sure it is important to Them, and your response and personal values, is of great interest to the Good People.

On this week’s episode we ponder why, from time to time, the Good People put us to the test?

 Could those who have been tested and who have pleased the Faeries be ever favoured by them?

If enough of us share core values with the Good People, will that result in greater interaction with the Faerie?

Join Kitty for tales and chat about charitable Faerie, you may just think twice next time a stranger asks a favour…

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate, interact and share the work of artists inspired by Faerie Folklore.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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 on www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from: ‘Folk Tales and Legends of Scotland’ by  W.W. Giddings.

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

Additional Music by Jonny Easton.

‘Dancers in the Fire’, ‘Old Soul’, Fireflies’ and ‘Forever Sunrise’.

YouTube video – The Pooka – with Guest Steve Lally

Strap yourself in, we’re in for a grand ride!

Steve Lally, international storyteller and best-selling author, joins us today for a session of poem, music and a rollicking classic tale of the dreaded Pooka!

You know sometimes someone is just born for one thing? Growing up in County Kildare, Ireland, it seems Steve was destined from a young age to be a teller of tales. His late Grandmother was a Storyteller, and it was clear even from an early age, that he would follow in her footsteps, as he gathered up stories like corn and stored them all away.

Well he’s all grown up now and as takes his stories far and wide. As you will hear yourself, he is really passionate about breathing life into storytelling and folklore., and sure they have never been important than they are in these now, in these unsettling days.

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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan
Special Guest: Steve Lally.
Steve’s Website: www.storyman.info

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

Additional Music:
‘Rumblin’, ‘Emerald Hills’, and ‘Gaelic’s Call’ by Trey Van Zandt.

YouTube video – Hungry Grass

It is long believed that when a person walks on a certain patch of grass growing on a mountain or field, they would suddenly be struck down, weak with hunger on the brink of collapse.

If this person were not to eat food quickly, they might succumb to the hunger and be too weak to move or even call for help.

This is known as the Hungry Grass and, as with the Stray Sod (episode 53), could effect anyone.

No matter if they had walked the same patch of field or mountain a thousand times before, if they stepped on that patch of grass, they would be struck down with terrible hunger.

On this week’s episode, we ponder why the Good People might do this?
Is it just a practical joke played by the Faeries?
Is it done as a form of punishment?
Or could there be a higher purpose to this strange phenomenon?

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All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

https://shop.spreadshirt.com/encounte…

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Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new one regularly. If you enjoy our videos, please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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.

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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan
‘Famine’ written by Desmond Egan. Read by Carol.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Eternal Hope’, ‘Sad Trio’, ‘Evening Fall (Harp)’ and ‘Atlantean Twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.

89 – When Faerie & Human Spirits Battle

by Arthur Rackham.

 

Here’s an episode for all of you blessed with a curious mind, but…

fair warning, this topic may offer up more questions than answers.

Did you know there are occasions where the Good People and Humans enter into a physical conflict?

 

Our Ancestors have reported many instances of battles between the two, usually occurring under the darkness of night.

by Arthur Rackham.

 

They are heard, not seen, but.. come dawn, physical evidence of the fighting is often found.

What on our good Earth could incite one of us to engage with one of Themselves?  It’s perfectly complicated.

 

by Edmund Dulac.

On occasion, the Good People attend a Human on their death bed, intent on receiving their spirit on death.

Humans who dwell among the Good People will do all they can to keep the Faerie from taking the spirit of their loved one.

From placing obstacles in their way, to physical altercation: this is a serious business.

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All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate, interact and share the work of artists inspired by Faerie Folklore.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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 on www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from: ‘Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland’ by Lady Augusta Gregory. 1920.

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

Additional Music:
‘Forest of Lament’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘An Upsetting Theme’, ‘Clear Waters’ and ‘Private Reflection’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Lurking Shadows’ by Myuu.

88 – Guardians of the Oak Tree

Druids loved and revered them.

Faeries guard and protect them violently (if necessary).

But what makes the Oak Tree so special?

This week, we share a true, modern tale of Faerie from Pennsylvania.

In this extraordinary tale, we discover tree-dwelling, green-furred Faerie perform a powerful display of aggression and disruption, for to protect an Oak Tree.

This tale will have you thinking twice before planning to build a backyard Treehouse!

by Arthur Rackham.

The mighty Oak Tree has been a part of the natural world for millions of years. A 700-year-old oak tree might leave us Humans breathless, but to the Faerie, it might still be considered a youngster.

by Arthur Rackham.

But we discover the Oak trees are more than just old friends to the Good People, through true tales and some gentle musing, we find that the Faerie and the Oak tree might enjoy a symbiotic connection.

Physical and Spiritual.

Sounds curious doesn’t it?

Well join me for a chat, you’re guaranteed to be surprised by this collection of tales which show an altogether different side to the Good People.

You may never look at the Oak tree the same again…

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate and interact with the lovely people who enjoy ‘Encounters with the Good People’.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

by Catrin Welz-Stein.

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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 on https://www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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by Jakub Rozalski.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Eternal Sunrise’ by Jonny Easton.

‘Hold On’ by Myuu.

‘Skeleton Keys’ by Alexander Nakarada.

YouTube video -Faerie Blacksmiths

Some say the Good People are repelled by iron.

I’m not so sure….

There are many accounts of Faerie knocking on the door of a Human Blacksmith seeking their services for to shoe a Faerie Horse. The Faerie often stand by and observe the work of the Blacksmith: seemingly intrigued. Perhaps they are studying Blacksmith techniques or dare we imagine… they impressed by this noble trade?

Common too, are tales of Faerie simply taking over the Blacksmith’s Forge themselves for to undertake the necessary work. Usually under darkness of night and away from prying eyes. But they are heard and sensed. What work are they doing in the Forge? Simply shoeing their horses or perhaps constructing or repairing their own tools and weapons?

On this episode we discover:

The quickest way to identify a Faerie Horse and

If a Human Blacksmith should accept payment offered by the Faerie.

And, through true tales, old and new, ponder if the Good People look favourably upon those Humans who ply a trade and put in an honest, hard day’s work. Do they respect and value humans who work hard, who choose a trade, no matter if it is Blacksmithing, Coffin building, Basket weaving or even Storytelling, folk who continually build on their skills and in the doing, help others. Tune in and make up your own mind!

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new one regularly. If you enjoy our videos, please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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.

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie and John from Missouri.
Reading by John K.

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music:
‘Play With Me’, ‘Beth’s Theme’, ‘The Crypt’ and ‘Hold On’ by Myuu.

87 – Should I Eat Faerie Food?

by Yelena Bryksenkova.

To eat or not to eat?

Is it safe to eat Faerie Food?

The answer is perfectly complicated: yes, and no.

by Helen Jacobs.

That is to say, it depends.

There is a long-held belief that if you consume food or drink offered by Faerie, you will be bound to their realm for all times, never to return to your family and friends.

How do we know this?

Because those who have accepted Faerie hospitality and never returned have warned us!

To add to the confusion… we discover that declining food or drink from the Good People can be as dangerous as accepting it! Confused?

by Jakub Rozalski.

Join Kitty and through poem and tales, we try to make sense of this strange predicament, and ponder what it is about Faerie food and drink which affects us so.

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Fancy buying me a coffee? 

If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee’.

This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work.

Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

Warm thanks to Lisa for your very kind donation and lovely words of encouragement. It’s lovely to know you are out there listening and enjoying these chats on Encounters with the Good People.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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***WINNER OF PRIZE GIVEAWAY***

I’m delighted to announce the winner of our book giveaway. The winners name was drawn randomly from all entries, and I’m very happy to announce the winner of a limited edition, hardcover, signed and numbered copy of Richard McCluskey-Walls new book ‘Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies and other dark Irish Fairy Tales’ is BARBARA JANE GRAY.

A big-hearted thanks to every single person who entered with a name for the cheeky dozing elf who appears on some items in our online store, we received some really incredible names. As Barbara was the winner, our dozing Elf will take her name, no… not Barbara, the name Barbara suggested: ‘Mister Sleepyfeet‘.

‘Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other Dark Irish Fairy Tales’ is full of bloodthirsty fairies, murderous thorn trees, and a respectable little leprechaun who just happens to be in league with the devil! Forget the fairy tales you’ve heard before: Irish fairy tales don’t have happy ever afters! If you would like to pick up a copy of Richard’s book, just drop into his website www.irishbogimptales.com

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate and interact with the lovely people who enjoy ‘Encounters with the Good People’.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

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 amazing, 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 on www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits:

Edited by Magic Dan.

‘Dusty Feet’ By Robert Louis Stevensen. A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods. 1913.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Fairytale Waltz’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘The End is Always Near’ by Myuu.

‘Celtic Tears’ by Celestial Aeon Project.

‘Wander’ by RhoMusic.