62 – Are Mermaids Fallen Angels?

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by Zach Franzen

Did you know… some folk believe the Good People are angels who have fallen from heaven? fallen angel (3)

It’s true!

One theory of the Good People tells us they are in fact rebellious angels who fell from heaven and dwell in a world of their own.

Being neither good enough for heaven, nor bad enough for hell.

Is it said that:

one third of these fallen angels fell on the land,

one third fell into the water,

and one third remained suspended in the sky.

On this week’s episode, we test this theory by taking a close look at tales of Mermaids keeping in mind they may be fallen angels.

 

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Are there Mermen in Galway Bay?

Together we will ponder if this could explain why: some Mermaids avoid us, others cause us harm, while others come to our aid.

Join Kitty for a look at the Good People with an open mind and a fresh perspective.

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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 video regularly. You are cordially invited to drop in and watch our videos, but please, you are our guest, don’t bring a thing, just yourself.

If you enjoy our videos as much as James, 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.

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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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Moonlight Sonata’ by Beethoven. From AudioLibrary.
‘Gaelic’s Call’ by Trey VanZandt (YouTube.com/c/treyvanzandt)
‘Nature Ambient’ by Royalty Free sounds.
‘Atlantean twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘The Emerald Hills’ Trey VanZandt (YouTube.com/c/treyvanzandt)

61 – Faerie Trees in Donegal

This week, Kitty whisks you away from everyday life to the rugged, windswept and spectacularly wild, north west of Ireland, and the County of Donegal.

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by Alan Lee

Over the ages, many of the Good People have retreated into unruly, largely uninhabited places.

The sort of places which offer Faerie sanctuary within the natural landscape from Humans and their relentless intrusion.

Places just like Donegal.

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Slieve League, County Donegal. From ireland.com

On this week’s episode, Kitty takes a sneaky peek at the Good People who dwell in Donegal and in particular, at their bond with trees.

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by AW Crawford

We ponder why…

some Faerie physically harm a person meddling or destroying a tree,

while another Faerie will give the person a fair warning not to harm a tree,

and others still, reward a Human for not harming a tree!

One thing we know for certain: The Good Folk are curious and complicated. Get to know them with Kitty!

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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.

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie
Read by Jalnor and Cwduddy.

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

Additional Music:
‘Ethereal Dream’ by Dox.
‘Ghost’ by Royalty Free Music.
‘Mystery’ by Audio Library.
‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘Danse Morialta’, ‘An Unsettling Theme’, ‘Side Path’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.

60 – 7 Curious Tales of the Good People

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by Arthur Rackham

So many of us are having to lay low at the moment.

Staying close to home.

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by Theodor Kittelsen

Living a simple life, just focusing on our basic needs.

Looking out for each other and appreciating the little pleasures in life we so often overlook.

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by Arthur Rackham

It seems like a good time to re-read a favourite book

Listen to some old records

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Maybe bake one of Granny’s old recipes

Dust off the board games

Or perhaps immerse yourself in the lives of the Good People by listening to my backlog of Podcast episodes…..

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

 

No matter where you are during these difficult days, I hope you can join Nathan, Jal and I, as we relax by the crackling fireplace and share a few particularly curious tales of the Good People.

Cheers,

Kitty

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We upload a new video regularly. You are cordially invited to drop in and watch our videos, but please, you are our guest, don’t bring a thing, just yourself. Simply sit back and soak in our ‘lovely, moody, charming videos’ as described by viewer James. (Thank you James!).

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Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie
Read by Nathan and Jalnor.

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

59 – The Faerie Paths

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by Margaret Tarrant.

The Good People are itchy footed folk. They like to move and have several methods of getting from one place to another.

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by Warwick Goble.

They are known to travel within a fairy wind, other times they hitch a ride on the back of a horse, or with a human, either on their shoulder or on their wagon.

But it seems most often the Good People travel by land.

Did you know they have favourite routes to travel and these have come to be known as fairy paths.

Though unseen by us, the Good People travel upon these paths whenever it pleases them to do it.

It is from numerous recorded accounts, that we know just how fond, and protective, they are of their well-worn paths.

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by Theodor Kittelsen

They have no patience for humans who think to obstruct or interfere them and don’t hesitate to take drastic action against people, and structures, which do.

We ponder why Fairy Paths are so important to the Good People and what we can do to help maintain them. Kitty shares some tips on how to avoid building on a Fairy Path and if it’s too late, and you already have, what you can do to placate the Good People.

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan
Tales from duchas.ie Read by TheCherryPie and Nathan Conkey.

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music: ‘Old Soul’, ‘Fireflies’, ‘Soul Blossoms’ by Jonny Easton.
‘Enchanted Valley’, ‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Surreal State’ by Royaltyfreemusic.

58 – The Kelpie

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Do you love horses?

Are you moved by the magnificence, grace and immense strength of horses?

You are vulnerable to fall victim to the Kelpie. kelpie3

The Kelpie love Humans… especially as a snack!

Dwelling in the deep, dark pockets of streams and lakes, Kelpies have been watching us, and feeding on us, for many ages.

Described as Shapeshifters, the Kelpie may appear to us in the form of an ethereally beautiful and enticing horse.

Or a grotesquely ugly and stanching horse, dripping wet with seaweed and grasses hanging off them.

Sounds like a Kelpie would be easy to spot!

Not so fast… did you know that Kelpie have been known to appear to Humans as a young, virile and seductive person?

Or sometimes, a sweet, old and non-threatening person.

No matter how they appear before you, the end is the same. Your end is the same: a tasty wee Human morsel…

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Join Kitty to find out how to avoid encountering a Kelpie, what to do if you spot one and how to escape their deadly intentions.

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.

The Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland By Walter Gregor, 1881.
Survivals in Belief Among the Celts, by George Henderson, 1911.

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
Additional Music:
‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ by Tchaikovsky. Performed by Myuu.
‘Corpse Bride’ performed by Myuu.
‘Black Waters’, ‘Lurking Waters’, Tiptoe’ by Myuu.
‘Dark Tension Rising’ by Mattia Cupelli.
‘Dancers in the Fire – Mystical Harp’ by Jonny Easton.

57 – 3 Clues to Faerie Nature

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by Christian Schloe.

So, you think you know the Good People?

How well do you know them, really?

It’s no secret that Encounters with the Good People is on a mission to discover what the Good People think of us.

To know what they think, and how they feel about us, we must first get to know them.

This is no easy task for the Good People are notoriously elusive and unpredictable.

But, there is good news!

There is much we can learn of the Good People from their behaviour, their longevity, their affinity with the natural world and, of course, records of their interactions with us.

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by Brian Froud.

This week, Kitty delves deeper into the nature of the Good People to look at 3 insights to birdcage (2)their character and ponders:

could understanding the nature of the Good People help us to narrow the space between us?

And, could being a little more like the Good People improve the quality of our own lives?

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tale from: duchas.ie and ‘Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales’ by George Douglas. 1911. Read by thecherrypie.

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

Additional Music: ‘Side Path’ and ‘Long Road Ahead B’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘Gymnopedie No 1 – Satie’ by Audio Library.

‘You’ by Myuu.

‘Distant Tales’ by Jay Man. Royalty Free Music.

‘Red Haired Boy’ by tousefree.

56 – 5 Tales of Dogs battling Faeries

 

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Dogs.

No Black Shucks.

No Hellhounds, today we are chatting about our ordinary, faithful, 4-legged friends.

Many believe that dogs can see or sense the Good People, ghosts and spirits, around us.

Have you ever been out for a walk with your dog and it suddenly stops at full alert.

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Staring into space.

Grumbling.

Growling.

Perhaps even barking and poised to attack?

Or has your dog ever, inexplicably, turn tail and run away from something in terror.

Something which you cannot see, hear, smell or even sense?

We know that the Good People are around us, or nearby, all the time. You can be sure that our dog companions cross paths with Faerie regularly and most always without incident, but on occasion, when a Faerie threatens their beloved Human, a devoted and courageous dog will act to protect them.

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by Jean Baptiste Monge.

When they do, it’s not pretty.

Kitty shares 5 true tales of battles between our beloved canine companions and members of the Good People.

Not for the fainthearted.

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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.

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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

Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from: ‘Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend’ by Donald Alexander Mackenzie. 1917.

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

Additional Music:
‘Greensleaves’ Freesound Music.
‘Wander’ by RhoMusic.
‘Welsh Coast’ by Monviando.
‘Soul Blossoms’ by Jonny Easton.
‘Sovereign’ by Kevin Macleod.

55 – Faerie Cats

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Curled up by the fire, or slipping silently through the streets, sleek, sensual, smart and so wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.

Cats.

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?

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by Arthur Rackham

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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by Arthur Rackham

 

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Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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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.

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by Jakub Rozalski.

Podcast credits
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.

54 – The Death Coach

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No one wants to see a death coach.

Even to see the back of it, riding past your house, or leaving town is no great comfort, for the mere passing of the Death Coach is a sign of an impending death.

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But that’s not all… the Death Coach also transports the body or spirit of those who have already passed.

You will hear long before you see it.

Clanking wheels, cracking whips, rattling chains and stamping hooves, the Death Coach barrels down narrow lanes and dark roads on darkest nights.

Most who hear the Death Coach approach scuttle themselves behind closed doors and latched windows.

But what can you do if you find yourself stranded outside?

On this week’s episode, Kitty shares tips on how to avoid the Death Coach and gives fair warning on what you might find if you dare to open the coach door and take a peek inside…

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You are cordially invited to join ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube. You are our guest, don’t bring a thing, just yourself.

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If you enjoy our videos as much as James, 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

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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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Ghost Processional’, ‘Atlantean Twilight’, ‘Wounded’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov
‘Horror’ by Marc v/d Meulen
Tales from: Duchas.ie
‘True Irish Ghost Stories’ by St. John D. Seymour and Harry L. Neligan, 1914.
‘Fairy Legends and Tradition’s by Thomas Crofton Croker, 1825.
‘British Folklore’ by Wirt Sikes. Reading by Librivox.
‘Fairy Faith in the Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz. 1911.

53 – Beware the Stray Sod

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Mind how you go, lest you step your foot upon a Stray Sod.

This week, Kitty tackles the phenomena of the ‘Stray Sod’: an area of ground within a field which is affected/charmed/marked in some way by the Good People.

Anybody can be struck by the Stray Sod.

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No matter if a person has walked the same field, or the same path every day of their life, if they stand on a Stray Sod under the darkness of night, will suddenly find themselves lost and entirely disoriented.

Some folk find their way out by chance.

Others, who lived to tell the tale, are led to the brink of deadly accident.

Most are trapped within the field until dawn finds them, distraught and exhausted.

Is this just a case of Faerie pranksters? Playing practical jokes on Humans to entertain themselves?

Could it be a method used to punish or seek revenge on Humans who have wronged the Good People?

Or, is their motivation more complex?

Could it be the Good People trap a person until dawn for to keep them from their destination?

Do they have the ability to foresee a future event, and if so, are they helping or hindering the person by trapping them?

Curiouser and curiouser…

This week, we take a closer peek at the multifaceted nature of the Good People.

Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Don’t forget to drop into the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ channel on YouTube, sit back with a cuppa and enjoy our lovely Podcast videos. 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 ‘Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram. 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 truly 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.

Eddie Lenihan: YouTube Channel
Eddie Lenihan: Facebook Page

 

Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Jazharr’ by Royalty Free Music.
‘Traveler’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Fairytale’ by Jonathan Segev.