80 – Faerie Hills

arthur rackham fairy hill
by Arthur Rackham.

Do you ever wish you lived near the Good People?

So near, you might hear them, see them, occasionally bump into them?

Careful what you wish for….

john bauer fairy hill
by John Bauer.

On this week’s episode we take a sneaky peek at one of the places the Good People call home: Faerie Hills.

theodor kittelsen trees
by Theodor Kittelson.

Through true accounts of those who have lived near a Faerie Hill, or are simply passing by one, we discover that disturbing the Good People, even in ways we consider slight, is fraught with danger.

Not to mention the noise and bustle.

Some call the Good People the ‘Good Neighbours’.

After hearing these tales, you might not be so sure!

 

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tea cup bird (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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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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.

A big hearted thank you to Louise, Isla and Peter for recently ‘Buying me a coffee‘. Your kindness and encouragement 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 allows 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! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

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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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Forgotten’ by Whitesand.

‘Spring Village’ by Retro Film.

‘Vinsvept’ by Music for the Soul.

‘Celtic Harp’ by Free Music Royalty.

79 – Faerie and the Afterlife

catrin welz stein angel
by Catrin Welz Stein

The Afterlife: It’s perfectly complicated.

We think we know a bit about it, but do we really?

There may be so much more to learn.

john bauer death (2)
by John Bauer.

In this episode, Kitty asks you to put your notion of the Afterlife to the side, just for a bit. Through tale and poems, we take an entirely non-morbid look at death and what may follow after.

edmund dulac death (3)
by Edmund Dulac.

Together we discover that the Good People might play a part in ‘life’ after death for many Humans and ponder:

how the Good People decide which Humans will stay with them after they have died?

if Humans we regard as ‘Spirits’ live among Faerie, what does that tell us about Faerie?

is it time we take a fresh look at the notion of ‘Faerie’ and ‘Death’?

Join Kitty for a chat on this most curious topic.

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by Catrin Welz Stein.

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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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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

Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

I have a goal and I hope you can help!

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! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

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.

***Changes to my YouTube Channel ***

It occurs to me that the Good People likely have little care for pesky numbers and lists and all such restrictions (they have better things to do!). So… I am no longer producing my Podcast YouTube videos in order, it’s random from hereon in!

Dan and I will now lovingly transform our Audio Podcast into a visual feast for your viewing pleasure in a random order. Let me know if there is an episode you are particularly hanging out to see on YouTube and I’ll see what I can do!!!

Big thanks and love, 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.
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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

stephen mackey grave
by Stephen Mackey.

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tale from duchas.ie
‘Death’ by Clarence E. Flynn (1899-1958).
‘Ghost Fairies’ by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916).

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

Additional Music:
‘Funeral March’ written by Chopin. By FreeMusic109 – No Copyright Music.
‘Calm but Suspenseful’ by Marc v/d Meulen.
‘The Parting Glass’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Deep Horrors’ by Kevin MacLeod.

78 – Tale of a Faerie Puppy

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by Victoria Keeble.

We love dogs.

We really love our dogs, don’t we?

They are our most loyal companion but more, they are our friend, counsellor, work-mate, eyes, ears, protector, inspiration and so much more!

The Good People too, are closely connected to dogs. Way back in episodes 4 and 5, we took a sneaky peek at the Black Shuck, Hellhounds and also Faerie Guardian Dogs. That is, Faerie who either have the appearance of a dog-like creature, or take the shape of a dog-like creature.

ulla thynell dogs
by Ulla Thynell

On this episode we discover that, when it comes to dogs, we have something remarkable in common with the Good People: a long-standing bond, and deep affection for ordinary, companion dogs.

Join Kitty to hear tales of ordinary dogs which play an important part in Faerie society, and share a tale of a very special, silver-eyed Faerie puppy.

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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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

All support is enormously appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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:
‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz, 1911.
‘The Highlands and their Legends’ by Otta Flora Swire, 1963.

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

Additional Music:
‘Far Away’ and ‘Ash and Blood’ by Joseph Earwicker.

77 – Faerie Deer & Faerie Cows

jean baptiste monge deer
by Jean Baptiste Monge.

Let’s talk about Faerie cattle. Hold on now…

stop right there!!!

If your mind immediately turned to a vision of the Good People playfully herding packs of cows around a field, you are both mistaken and in for a bundle of delightful surprises!

ulla thynell deers
by Ulla Thynell.

You might be surprised to discover where Faerie Cows dwell and how common they are.

You might never look at a Highland Cow the same way.

And you might just feel a deeper connection to Deer.

adam oehlers antlers (2)
by Adam Oehlers.

Through tales and poem, Kitty tells you how to identify a Faerie Cow and how you can try to keep one on your farm.

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by Arthur Rackham.

We also discover why the Good People value our own cows and ponder the incredible relationship between Faerie and Deer.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and are able to give me a hand in continuing this work, please consider buying me a ‘coffee’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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: ‘Superstitions of the Highland and Islands of Scotland’ by John Gregorson Campbell. 1900.

Poem: ‘The White Footed Deer’ by William Cullen Bryant

Read by Simone and Ricky.

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

Additional Music: ‘Enchanted Road’ by Jonathon Segev.

‘Nomadic Sunset, ‘Now We Ride’ and ‘Bach’s Bouree in Celtic Minor’ by Alexander Nakarada.

‘Forbidden Forest’ by Alexander Hoff. From Royalty Free Music.

76 – Taking a Stroll with Faerie Poets

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by Catrin Welz-Stein.

In this very special episode of Encounters with the Good People, we immerse ourselves in some magnificent Faerie poetry.

Over the ages, the glorious words of certain poets have expressed our own sense of wonder and fear of the Good People.

Often times, poems show us Faeries as shining, clever, lithe and absolutely free: living unhindered by the drudgery of our ordinary Human lives.

jean baptiste monge dance
by Jean Baptiste Monge.

Poems which sweep us away, make us wish to join ‘Them’.  Poems which not only show us the path which leads to the land of Faerie, but beckon us to walk it.

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by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

But not all poets shine a light on this path…

Some warn us that fear of Good People is not only justified, but wise.

They advise that there are some Faerie which most certainly mean us harm and who are not only able, but eager, to take our lives.

adam oehlers giant
by Adam Oehlers.

 

These poems simmer and rumble with the ever-present risk of encountering a Faerie.

So, fill your boots and join me as we stroll around the glorious words of WB Yeats, Alice Guerin Crist, John Keats, Lord Dunsany, William Allingham, Dora Sigerson, Rose Fyleman and many more.

Featuring very special guest, Storyteller Steve Lally.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and are able to give me a hand in continuing this work, please consider buying me a ‘coffee’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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

Special Guest: Steve Lally.

Featuring:

‘Land of Heart’s Desire’, ‘The Mermaid, and ‘The Stolen Child’ by WB Yeats.

‘The Mermaid Song’ by James Reeves.

‘The Mermaid and the Fisherman’ by John Foster.

‘The Mermaid Ballad’.

‘Twinkletoes’ by A A Milne.

‘The Leprechaun’ by William Allington.

‘I’d love to be a Fairy’s child’ by Robert Graves.

‘Alms in Autumn’ by Rose Fyleman.

‘The Wind on the Hills’ by Dora Sigerson.

‘A Fairy Child’ by Lord Dunsany.

‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ by John Keats.

‘The Urisk’ by Donald Alexander.

‘The Banshee’ by Alice Guerin Crist.

‘The Will o’the Wisp’. Broadside Ballad, Scotland 1869.

‘Scottish Bogle’ by WD Crocker.

‘The Hag’ by Robert Herrick.

Steve’s Email:   stevelallystories@gmail.com

Steve’s Website:  www.storyman.info

Steve’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCroLuXSnqFKJog2TEQWAjWw

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

Additional Music: ‘Song of the Sirens’ by SingingIntrovert.

‘Happy Farmer’ by BuGuMi.

‘The Parting Glass’ by Alexander Nakarada.

‘Gymnopédie No. 1 – Erik Satie’, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Black Waters’ by Myuu.

‘Angelic Choir’ and ‘Dark Forest of Thorns’ by Jimmy Free.

75 – Faerie Blacksmiths

arthur rackham blacksmith
by Arthur Rackham

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 are…

impressed by this noble trade?

blacksmith markos lajos
by Markos Lajos

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?

jean baptiste monge weapon (2)
by Jean Baptiste Monge

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.

Through true tales, old and (very) new, we ponder if the Good People look favourably upon those Humans who ply a trade.

Those who put in an honest, hard day’s work. Folk who continually build on their skills and in the doing, help others.

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?  Tune in and make up your own mind!

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BOOK GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Irish Storyteller Steve Lally’s recent visit to Encounters with the Good People, we have a beautiful book to giveaway.

I’m delighted to offer a hardcover copy of the recently published book ‘The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales’. This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Ireland and told by various storytellers, including our recent guest Steve Lally.

From fairies, giants and vampires to changelings and witches, this book celebrates the distinct character of Ireland s different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

Entering is ridiculously easy. Simply drop me a message telling me which episode of this Podcast has been your favourite (so far…). You can write to me via email, or on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

Take a wee sneak peek at this gorgeous book here on Amazon:

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WEE REMINDER

Don’t forget to tune into Steve Lally’s ‘Tales by the Light of the Tilly Lamp’ storytelling event.

Steve is hosting a special live storytelling event on Saturday 4th July on his Facebook page. For 90 minutes he will be weaving his way with poems, songs and of course, wonderful tales from 10pm to 1130pm GMT time. This storytelling session is a fundraiser with awesome giveaways of books and pieces of art and all funds raised will directly support Steve as he undertakes his upcoming Masters Degree. Please support one of our great, modern storytellers to further develop his glorious craft. Steve’s Facebook Page is called ‘irish gothic: fairy stories from the 32 counties of Ireland’.

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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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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.

74 – The Pooka Horse & other tales with Special Guest: Steve Lally

steve lally pooka horse
by Steve Lally.

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

I am so happy to welcome Steve Lally, international storyteller and best-selling author, to Encounters with the Good People. Steve joins us today for a session of poems, music and a rollicking classic tale of the dreaded Pooka! You don’t want to miss this one.

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.

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Steve Lally himself…

Steve’s late Grandmother was a Storyteller, and it was clear to all who knew him that, even from an early age, 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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***FABULOUS PRIZE GIVEAWAY***

To celebrate Steve’s first visit to Encounters with the Good People, we have a beautiful book to giveaway.

I’m delighted to offer a hardcover copy of the recently published book ‘The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales’ to one lucky listener. This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Ireland told by a wealth of talented storytellers, including our guest Steve Lally.

From fairies, giants and vampires to changelings and witches, this book celebrates the distinct character of Ireland s different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

Entering is ridiculously easy. Simply drop me a message telling me which episode of this Podcast has been your favourite (so far…). You can write to me via email, or on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Take a wee sneak peek at this gorgeous book here on Amazon:

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Special Event:  ‘Tales by the Light of the Tilly Lamp’.

Our special guest, Steve Lally, is hosting a special live storytelling event on Saturday 4th July on his Facebook page.

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By Arthur Rackham.

For 90 minutes he will be weaving his way with poems, songs and of course, wonderful tales from 10pm to 1130pm GMT time.

‘Tales by the Light of the Tilly Lamp‘ is a fundraising storytelling session with awesome giveaways of books and pieces of art.

All funds raised will directly support Steve as he undertakes his upcoming Masters Degree in Folklore.

I hope you can join Steve on the 4th July and make a donation to support one of our great, modern storytellers to further develop his glorious craft. All you need to do is drop into Steve’s Facebook page called Irish Gothic: Fairy Stories from the 32 counties of Ireland to join Steve live for a great night on Saturday 4th July.

If you just would like to help support Steve continue in his work and upcoming study, you can!  Simply visit PayPal anytime and send a donation as a ‘Friend’ to:

stevelally6@gmail.com

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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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

Sending out a BIG thank you to Maggie. Your kind donation (cuppa tea) really helps me, it means a lot.

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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
Special Guest: Steve Lally.
Steve’s Email: stevelallystories@gmail.com
Steve’s Website: www.storyman.info
Steve’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCroLuXSnqFKJog2TEQWAjWw

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

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

73 – The Corrigan

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by Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911).

Let’s go to Brittany, home of the Corrigan!

Brittany is a beautiful region of the most western peninsula of France.

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Along with Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, Brittany is one of the Celtic nations and enjoys its own unique Faerie folklore.

As all keen Faerie observers will know: we must resist the temptation to judge a Faerie by its appearance.

And so it is with the Corrigan of Brittany.

Known for her beauty, golden tresses, sparkling eyes, moist lips and ever-beckoning arms, she delights in harassing, seducing and sometimes even destroying, human men.

corrigan druidess2You see, below the shiny surface dwells a whip smart mind and a simmering resentment.

Her feeling toward human men teetering on that fine line tween love and hate.

Join Kitty as she ponders why the Corrigan carries a particular grudge against men of the clergy.

Could it be the Corrigan, to this very day, is holding them accountable for the persecution and ultimate demise of their Ancestors?

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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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

I am so grateful, and encouraged, by recent kind donations. Thank you Nodie, Tracy, Linda, Mark, Beth and Violet.

Any support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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: “The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz, 1911. Read by John and Leyla.

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

Additional Music:
‘Miris’s Magic Dance’, ‘Windy Old Weather’ and ‘Duet Musette’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Woods – acoustic folk’ by OAK Studios.
‘Bretagne’ by Royalty Free Music.

72 – The Hungry Grass

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by Adam Oehlers.

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.

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by Maggie Vandewalle.

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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Famine Memorial, Dublin. Artist: Rowan Gillespie.

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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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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.

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

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

71 – The Clurichaun

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

The Clurichaun, lesser known cousin of the Leprechaun, and unusual sort of Household Brownie is often described as a:

jolly, red-faced, drunken little fellow, ever found in the cellars with a brimful tankard of wine in his hand, drinking and singing away merrily.”

Sounds like a beer-barrel of fun doesn’t he?

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

But… the Clurichaun has a darker side.

In addition to guarding and protecting the wine, beer and spirits of the home, he also consumes as much of it as he pleases.

If the store of alcohol becomes depleted, his behaviour turns from jolly to cantankerous to downright dangerous.

Discover more about the Clurichaun on this week’s Podcast and if you would like to revisit his cousin the Leprechaun, tune in to Episode 52 of my Podcast.

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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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

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.
Tale from ‘The Fairy Mythology’ by Thomas Keightley, 1850. Read by Nathan Conkey.

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

Additional Music:
‘Folk Round’ and ‘Teller of the Tales’ by Kevin Macleod.