92 – Halloween: Tales by the Fireside

by Jean Baptiste Monge.

Halloween: that one night when most anything can happen.

Sure, you could chance your luck walking the dark night, among Faeries, Ghosts and Spirits who roam freely and unhindered…

or you could tuck up cosy with me and a few friends, as we share Halloween poems and true tales by a crackling fire.

Remember, on this night, All Hallows Eve or Sahwain, when the dead and the living mingle, anything can happen.

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

 

by Olivia Steen.

Others though, have been waiting, biding their otherworldly time to pay a visit to someone who had 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 can be deathly dangerous and are unpredictable at the best of times.

But it seems at Halloween, they let their guard down and are more likely to be seen or encountered.

I hope you can join me and discover a few of the wild things that have happened on November Eve, all from the safety of good company and candlelight. Lovely.

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Heartfelt thanks to Nicole and Betta who recently bought me coffee’s. Your generosity and encouragement mean the world to me.

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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by Jean Baptiste Monge.

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 duchas.ie and ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Wilde.

‘A Dream’ by William Allingham.

‘All Hallow’s Eve’ by Catherine Dennis.

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

Additional Music: ‘The Crypt’, ‘The End is Always Near’, ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’, ‘Lurking Shadows’, ‘Lights Out’, ‘Beth’s Theme’ and ‘Angst’ by Myuu.

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

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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.
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.

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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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’.

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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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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.

86 – White Faerie

by Theodor Kittelsen.

Not so very long ago, we took a look at blue Faerie: Faerie who for reasons only they know, choose to appear before us in the colour blue.

Now, let’s take a look at Faerie who appear before us cloaked in another colour. A colour which, much like blue, is commonly found within nature: white.

by Ulla Thynell.

But… this is no ordinary white.

Stark White.

Bright White.

The kind of White which stops you in your tracks.

Be it beautiful or terrifying, they know how to capture, and hold, our attention.

Join Kitty in this ‘pocket’ episode for strange tales of the Good People who have appeared before us in various forms of white.

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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.

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Introducing 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.  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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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!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘Elf’ which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name.

Simply tell me a name which you think suits the Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf.  Entries Close Friday 18 September.

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by Brian Froud.

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’ and share the work of artists passionate about 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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by Theodor Kittelsen.

Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tale from duchas.ie and ‘Ancient legends, mystic charms and superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Wilde, 1887

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

Additional Music: ‘Irish Celtic Music – Music for the Soul’ by Vindsvept.

85 – The Ghost of the Gristlehurst Boggart

There are those within the Good Folk who can be a bit of a nuisance.

Then there are those who are nothing less than downright terrifying, possibly even deadly.

What is a family, or community, to do if they find themselves living in fear of such a Faerie?

What happens if they are pushed to the ultimate limit and forced to take most drastic action for to survive?

What if they must… dispose of a Faerie?

On this week’s Podcast we take dusk stroll around the quiet village of Gristlehurst, Lanchashire and discover that behind the idyllic green pastures and neat cottages, lay the grisly tale of a buried Boggart.

The Boggart buried under an Ash tree by the folk of Gristlehurst, did not rest in peace.

Was it merely mischief, or the desire for revenge, that caused this Boggart to continue haunting the townfolk of Gristlehurst long after his death?

Join Kitty as she shares the tale of the Gristlehurst Boggart and ponders if this old tale holds the answer to why many folk stopped talking about the Good People for fear of ridicule or rejection.

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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 Linda for your very kind donation and 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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 Introducing 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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***BOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY***

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!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘ Elf’ which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name.

Simply tell me a name which you think suits the Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf.   Entries Close: Friday 18 September.

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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.

Tale from ‘Lancashire Sketches’ by Edwin Waugh, 1869.

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

Additional Music:
‘Peace of Mind’ and ‘Skye Cuillin’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Rainy Day’ by Jonathan Segev.

84 – The Faerie Trance

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by Stephen Mackey.

In days past (and occasionally in modern times too), it wasn’t uncommon for a person to be mistaken by their family or misdiagnosed by a professional, to be dead.  trance

They are cold to the touch and entirely non-responsive.

A wake would be held, followed after by a burial and oh dear, that’s when things could get really awkward!

On this week’s episode we discover that falling into a Faerie Trance can, and has, been mistaken for dying.

Through true recorded accounts from folk who have entered a Faerie Trance and lived to tell the tale, we find that, for some, the experience is nothing short of bliss, while for others, it is the stuff of nightmares.

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by Annie French.

Could it be your experience is wholly dependent on whether the Good People ‘like’ you or not?

And what do the Good People do with us while we are under their trance?

Join Kitty as we scratch the surface on this most curious phenomenon.

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Fancy buying me a coffee? teacup fairy (2)

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 Alejandro for your kind, encouraging words and donation. Your support really helps me keep Encounters with the Good People chugging along.   All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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***Exciting News***

Introducing my new Online Store.

Store image

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 online 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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mrs mulligan giveayay

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!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘Puk-Wudgie Elf’ (that’s him below) which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name!

sleeping elf

Simply tell me a name which you think suits this cheeky Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf. Cheers, Kitty.

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of reaching 1,000 Subscribers on my YouTube Channel.

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.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Nomadic Sunset’ and ‘Skeleton Keys’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Emerald Hills’ by Trey van Zandt.

83 – The Faerie Hawthorn Tree

hawthorn tree 5
by Margaret Tarrant.

There are countless Hawthorn Trees all over Ireland.

So often old, gnarled and solitary: at a glance, we might easily dismiss the significance of this unassuming tree.

But, dig a little deeper and we find they are a well known stomping ground of the Good People.

arthur rackham hawthorn
by Arthur Rackham.

Indeed, many’s the time the Good People are seen or heard dancing and playing music at the base of a Hawthorn.

On this week’s episode we share true tales of people who have interfered or damaged a Hawthorn Tree.

We discover reprisals which are as harsh as they are swift: the Good People rarely forgive those who harm their beloved Hawthorn Trees.

But this tree means more to the Good People than just their preferred place to hang-out.

hawthorn tree 4
by Arthur Rackham.

Is it possible the Hawthorn Tree is key to the health, well-being and longevity of the Good People?

Join Kitty to find out!

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Fancy buying me a coffee? tea cup tree (2)

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.

Every donation, no matter how modest, helps me enormously and is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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***Important Message regarding my YouTube Channel***

Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel and help me reach my goal!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! Please Like and Share them too as this encourages YouTube to support my channel!

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

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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.

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Podcast Credits. hawthorn tree 3

Edited by Magic Dan.

Lady Wilde quotes from ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde, 1887.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Old Soul’ by Jonny Easton.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.
‘Forest of Lament’ and ‘Forest of the Elves’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Ambient bells and chimes’ by Royalty Free Music – Unroyalty.