124 – When is a Werewolf, not a Werewolf?

by Frank Frazetta

The word ‘Werewolf’ conjures a fairly consistent image in our minds. An image sown long ago and fertilized regularly by film, tv, storybooks, comic books, role playing games, even video games.

But, as with the stereotypical image of a fairy looking like a Tinkerbell creature, we must constantly remind ourselves that the Good People, are not like these fictional characters.

They are real, they are unpredictable and they may appear before us in many forms: some of these creatures could even take a human-hybrid form.

In this episode we take a close look at two extraordinary reports of creatures, part-human, part-wolf and discover that they may have had entirely reasonable reasons for terrifying the Humans they encountered.

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PATREON

by Jakub Rozalski.

If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.

A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Janice Silva, Tsu, Beth Bloomer, Abby Richmond, and Donna Witteried.

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Fancy buying me a coffee? (or tea)

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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by Jakub Rozalski.

My YouTube Channel

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: yourencounterstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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.

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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at yourencounterstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from the book ‘Werewolves’ by Elliot O’Donnell, 1912.

Read by ‘The Voice of Irish Charm’, Michael Ryan,  Michael Ryan’s Website.

And Midulster

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

Additional Music: ‘Alone with your voices’ by Marc v/d Meulen and ‘Rise and Fall’ by Myuu.

123 – Your Sightings & Encounters

by John Anster Fitzgerald.

One of the things I love most about Encounters with the Good People is hearing of your own experiences, sightings or encounters and it always feels such a privilege too.

To share our personal experiences is a wonderful way of better understanding the Good People: who or what they are, where they dwell and what their behaviour can tell us about what they might think of us.

In this episode we hear 4 incredible encounters sent in from listeners or viewers of Encounters with the Good People. I also invite you to share your own experience of a sighting or encounter with the Good People at my new email address: yourencounterstories@gmail.com

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by Emily Balivet.

PATREON

I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon.

If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • receiving early-access to episodes
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.  A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Janice Silva, Tsu, Beth Bloomer, Abby Richmond, and Donna Witteried.

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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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My YouTube Channel

by Lily Seika Jones.

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘ and ‘YouTube Shorts‘.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images.

Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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.

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

by Gilbert Williams.

Perhaps you have your own story to share? Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website or upcoming book.

After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern.

So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales sent in from listeners/viewers: Sean, Rachel, Michael and Carolyn.

Readings by Midulster
and Alex

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

Additional Music:
‘Forever Sunrise’ and ‘Exile’ by Jonny Easton.

 

122 – Signs Faerie are Nearby: ‘Smell’

Phewie! I can smell him from here!!! by Brian Froud.

There are many ways we can know that the Good People are near us and loads of tales which indicate signs of their presence.

So many in fact, that I couldn’t possibly cover them all in one Podcast episode, so we will be looking at this topic over a series of episodes.

These episodes, like the Good People, are unpredictable, and could pop up anytime!

There are descriptions of the good folk as being ‘perfumed’, smelling like roses or other sweetly fragrant flowers. But, did you know… the Good People, when they’re not happy, can stink.

And are known to use foul smell to communicate with humans. Sometimes to warn them off or even to punish them. In this episode, I share three incredible true accounts of Faerie smells.

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PATREON

You can help Encounters with the Good People grow. By Flora McLachlan.

I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon.

If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • receiving early-access to episodes
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.  A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

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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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

*

My YouTube Channel

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘ and ‘YouTube Shorts‘.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images.

Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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.

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

by Flora McLachlan.

Perhaps you have your own story to share? Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website or upcoming book.

After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern.

So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Flora McLachlan.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

Read by ‘The Voice of Irish Charm’, Michael Ryan,  Michael Ryan’s Website.

And Midulster on Fiverr

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

Additional Music:
The Evil Pianist’, ‘The Dark Violinist’ and ‘Accepting Fate’ by Marc v/d Meulen.

121 – The Gancanagh (aka The Love-Talker)

by Edmund Dulac.

When is a broken heart more than just a broken heart?

Beware the tunes that touch your heart.

The Gancanagh will play the soul

Beware, sweet lass, don’t crave his art

He’ll pierce your heart and leave a hole.”

 

by Edmund Dulac.

The Gancanagh, also known as the Love-Talker, is a member of the Good People you best hope you never encounter! He seduces decent, innocent women into falling madly in love with him. Once he has conquered her, the Gancanagh disappears, leaving her to pine her life away (literally!).

You know the old saying “it’s the quiet ones you want to watch”, well this applies perfectly to the Gancanagh, he wreaks havoc subtlety, in sweet whispers.

And this perhaps is why he has been able to ply his particular trade for so very long.

In this episode we ponder if the Gancanagh not only enjoys, but is nourished by, the misery and torment he causes. I hope you can join me for the chat.

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PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast (yay! did someone say cake?…), I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon.

If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • receiving early-access to episodes
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.  A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

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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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My 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 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.

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!

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My YouTube Channel

Gather the family around to watch my Youtube Folk Tales & Faerie Tales videos. It’s wholesome fun!

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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.

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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 or upcoming book.

After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Lucy Campbell.

Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Poem and reading from ‘Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry’ by WB Yeats, read by Michael Ryan.

Michael Ryan Voiceover Website.

‘The Love Talker’ poem by Ethna Carbery. Read by thegirlwhotalks.

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

Additional Music: ‘Apex, ‘Standing Still’ and ‘Far Away’ by Joseph Earwicker.

‘Angst’ by Myuu

120 – Visiting a Faerie Market

 

by Charles Vess.

When you think of Faerie fairs or markets, you mind most likely turns to glorious colourful painting or illustration depicting an idyllic scene of various faerie characters browsing baskets of fruit or platters of cakes, musicians and dancers scattered about.

by Charles Vess.

It’s a lovely image, isn’t it? On this week’s episode, we discover that Faerie do gather for markets, but they are less whimsy than you might imagine.

There are many recorded accounts which show us that not only do the Good People hold their own markets, but they also take a keen interest in our own human markets and fairs too. I hope you can join me as we share some poems and true curious accounts of Faerie Markets.

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PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast (yay! did someone say cake?…), I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon.

If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • receiving early-access to episodes
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.  A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

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by Helen Jacobs.

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

*

My 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 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.

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!

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My YouTube Channel

  Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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 drop into Kitty’s Instagram and Twitter.

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

by Florence Harrison.

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website or upcoming book.

After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Warwick Goble.

Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie and ‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans Wentz.

‘The Fairy Fair’ Poem by Florence Harrison.

Readings by:

Midulster – https://www.fiverr.com/midulster

Joy – https://www.fiverr.com/joyh97

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

Additional Music: ‘Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Mermaid’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘Lake of Memories’ and ‘The Mystery’ by Myuu.

119 – Are Corgis Faerie Dogs?

by Sandara.

When it comes to sightings and encounters with the Black Shuck, Hellhound, Faerie Guard Dogs and Guardian Dogs, there is no shortage of written accounts and descriptions, both from our Ancestors and people in the here and now. I believe I have been in the company of a faerie guardian dog myself, an experience which inspired encounters with the good people into existence, but… when it comes to the faerie origins of the corgi, it’s a little tricky.

by Sandara.

The belief that the corgi is in fact a Faerie dog, is fond and enduring, but I’ve always felt uncertain, they don’t appear in fairy or folklore collections, there just isn’t enough firm information.

And that got me thinking, perhaps that’s just what the good people want: they want us to doubt it…

by Sandara.

Many corgi owners claim to know or sense it to be true, and wear the connection to Faerie with pride and I have no reason to doubt them.

So, let’s look at what we do know and I’ll leave you to decide for yourself, if the Welsh Pembrokeshire corgi, was gifted to us by the Good People.

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PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast (yay! did someone say cake?…), I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon. If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • early access to YouTube episodes,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly. Our latest Patreon video is a great example of this.

I wonder… if you happened upon a house made of gingerbread and cakes, adorned in candies, chocolate and sweet pastries, what would you eat first?

Did you know the story of Hansel and Gretel, published by Brothers Grimm in 1812, was inspired by a great famine that struck Europe in 1314? This was a ghastly time. A time when parents abandoned their children and, it is said, in some cases ate them. This very dark tale certainly doesn’t shy away from the darker elements of human suffering and features child abandonment attempted cannibalism, enslavement, and murder. But… it is also the tale of wits, determination, love, loyalty and two indomitable children: Hansel and Gretel.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around. A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

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Corgi’s enjoy a cuppa too!

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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*New designs in my 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 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.

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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Watching Encounters with the Good People YouTube videos with one’s Corgis. By Karen Brockbank.

My YouTube Channel

In addition to our Friday Podcast Videos, Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Sandara.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

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

Additional Music:
‘Welsh Coast’ by Niklas Drude (Monviando).

Angevin Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

118- 3 Tales from the Dark Forest

by Andy Kehoe.

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind… and find my soul” John Muir.

Forests are one of the best places to find ourselves, and if you’re so inclined, the Good People too.

Our remaining glorious forests are one of the last refuges for not only the creatures we know well, but also the very many creatures who have remained elusive to us these many ages, some of whom we have come to understand as members of the Good People.

So today, let’s share 3 tales of brief and strange encounters with a few of these elusive creatures who dwell within the protection of forests to this very day.

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by Sieskja.

PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon. If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

It’s a fantastic video, I really think you’ll enjoy it and its live today for Patreon subscribers. Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.

A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

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by Phoebe Wahl.

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My YouTube Channel

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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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My 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 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.

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 Adam Oehlers.

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.
https://www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Alan Lee.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Quote from John Muir.

Tales from ‘Forgotten Folk-Tales of the English Counties’ by Ruth Tongue and duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4767-nomadic-sunset
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

‘The Medieval Banquet’ by Silverman Sound.

117: Faerie Artists: ‘The Twist-Thorn Tree’ featuring Richard McCloskey-Wall.

by Brett Manning.

If you’ve ever visited my Facebook or Instagram pages you will know how much I love to share the work of various artists.

Painters, illustrators, storytellers, photographers, writers, musicians, poets and great thinkers and there is a good reason I do this.

I believe there are ways of knowing and understanding the good people apart from actual visual sightings, physical encounters or verbal interaction.

I think we will come to understand them through our intuition, our memories, our ancestral memories, our night dreams and day dreams and… those of others.

by Iris Compiet.

Throughout this year, I hope to bring you some of my favourite modern artists, those who offer a genuine, heartfelt and unique perspective of the Good People through their chosen artform.

I wholeheartedly believe that by taking a peek into their creations, their motivation or inspiration, our own understanding of the Good People will be deepened and enriched.

We begin today with one of my favourite authors, Richard McCloskey-Wall. Richard is an Irish author who offers up a wonderfully refreshing depiction of Irish Faerie in his book, ‘Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other dark Irish Fairy Tales.

The dark, tale Richard shares in this episode was inspired by faerie thorn trees in Richard’s own garden and shows us that when it comes to taking revenge, the good people can be slow and methodical for to achieve their goal.

 

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by Lucy Campbell.

PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast, I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon. If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly. Our latest Patreon video is a great example of this.

I wonder… if you happened upon a house made of gingerbread and cakes, adorned in candies, chocolate and sweet pastries, what would you eat first?

Did you know the story of Hansel and Gretel, published by Brothers Grimm in 1812, was inspired by a great famine that struck Europe in 1314? This was a ghastly time. A time when parents abandoned their children and, it is said, in some cases ate them. This very dark tale certainly doesn’t shy away from the darker elements of human suffering and features child abandonment attempted cannibalism, enslavement, and murder. But… it is also the tale of wits, determination, love, loyalty and two indomitable children: Hansel and Gretel.

It’s a fantastic video, I really think you’ll enjoy it and its live today for Patreon subscribers. Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around. A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, and Beth Bloomer.

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Mug by Phoebe Wahl.

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Aaaah!… shoes off, time to watch Kitty’s videos on YouTube.

Why not put your feet up and enjoy my YouTube Channel ?

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’. These are in addition to our weekly ‘Podcast’ videos. Phew!

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts‘.

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 and leave a Comment 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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My 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 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.

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 Zoe Oakley.

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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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 Julia Jeffrey.

Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Story written and told by Richard McCloskey-Wall from his book ‘Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies – Dark Irish Fairy Tales’.

https://www.irishbogimptales.com/

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

Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Mermaid by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4474-tenebrous-brothers-carnival—mermaid
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

‘Alone with your voices’ by Marc v/d Meulen.

116 – Fickle Faerie of May

Those few hours on the eve of May-day, or on May-day itself, can offer a charming, idyllic sort of connection tween us and the Good Folk, but this is no time for complacency.

They are just as likely to steal you away as give you a precious gift!

Their behaviour at this time is, to put it politely, unpredictable.

 Some might even say… fickle.

In this episode we look at accounts from Lady Wilde’s book ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland’ and find that the changing of the season and the shift in the natural world which occurs at Beltane and in the month of May, is immensely important to the Good People.

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PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast, I am delighted to launch Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon. If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

I am very excited to announce our second Patreon exclusive video is available now for Patrons. It is the dark and cautionary tale of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, written in 1842.

The mysterious Piper possessed of mystical skill and wisdom, was hired by Hamelin to rid the town of its plague of rats. This he did, but when the townsfolk refused to pay him for his work, he took the most terrible revenge upon the people of Hamelin.  Depending on your perspective, (if you relate to the adults or the children of Hamelin), the ending of this tale is either heartbreakingly tragic or fabulously jolly!!!  It’s a fantastic video, I really think you’ll enjoy it and its live today for Patreon subscribers. Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.

A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Tsu, Janice Silva, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

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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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My Online Store.

‘Her Secret Friends’ Insulated Stainless Steel Drink Bottle in glitter aqua. Available in a range of designs.

 

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 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.

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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My videos are super-terrific for all the family!

My YouTube Channel

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts’.

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 and leave a Comment 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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan

Tales from ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions from Ireland’ by Lady Wilde. 1887.

‘Sometimes’ by Rose Fyleman.

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

Additional Music:
‘Fireflies’ and ‘Someday’ by Jonny Easton.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3584-dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairy
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

All art on this page: Pascal Moguerou.

115 – Tales of the Headless Coach

Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me.
The Carriage held but just Ourselves
And… Immortality.”

– Emily Dickinson.

 

Michael, a listener in New York State, fondly recalls his Grandfather, also Michael, telling him tales of the Headless Coach when he was a young man.

In honour of his Grandfather, Michael has requested we share tales of the Headless Coach, also known as the Death Coach. This is a topic we pondered in an earlier episode, if you haven’t heard the episode or watched the video on YouTube, please look it up, I think you’ll enjoy it.

But today, let’s talk about when death comes calling in the form of a clattering black coach, drawn by headless horses and headless coachmen.

When the headless coach rumbles through town you best hope it doesn’t cross your path, or stop at your door…

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by Thomas Maybank.

PATREON

If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content.

These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales? Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

I am very excited to announce our second Patreon exclusive video is available now for Patrons. It is the dark and cautionary tale of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, written in 1842.

The mysterious Piper possessed of mystical skill and wisdom, was hired by Hamelin to rid the town of its plague of rats. This he did, but when the townsfolk refused to pay him for his work, he took the most terrible revenge upon the people of Hamelin.  Depending on your perspective, (if you relate to the adults or the children of Hamelin), the ending of this tale is either heartbreakingly tragic or fabulously jolly!!!  It’s a fantastic video, I really think you’ll enjoy it and it’s available now for Patreon subscribers.

Please visit my Patreon page and take a look around.

A Special thank you to our Patrons for this episode;

April Proctor, Brett Manning, Janice Silva, Tsu, Beth Bloomer, and Abby Richmond.

*

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.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

*

My 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 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.

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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My YouTube channel, it’s hip AND groovy…

My YouTube Channel

Encounters with the Good People has launched two new series of YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

Fancy a little whimsy on the run? If you give me one minute, I will give you some philosophical, conversation starters, ghost tales or Faerie tales in my new series of ‘YouTube Shorts‘.

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 and leave a Comment 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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by Iris Compiet.

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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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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Podcast Notes

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

‘Because I could not stop for death’ by Emily Dickinson.

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

 

Additional Music:
‘Wolf’s Lullaby’ by Vivek Abhishek.
‘Cornered’, ‘Ghost Town’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘The Mystery’ by Myuu