56 – 5 Tales of Dogs battling Faeries

 

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Dogs.

No Black Shucks.

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

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

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

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Staring into space.

Grumbling.

Growling.

Perhaps even barking and poised to attack?

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

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

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

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by Jean Baptiste Monge.

When they do, it’s not pretty.

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

Not for the fainthearted.

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

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

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

55 – Faerie Cats

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

Cats.

If there is any creature to enjoy the company of the Good People, to understand their charm, their unpredictability and their wild nature, it is surely the cat.

Over the ages, many folk have believed that cats are actually Faeries in disguise. Or, if not Faeries themselves, to enjoy some form of alliance with the Good People.

Cats spend years watching us, observing our strange habits, our plans, beliefs and rituals.

What do you think they do with all that information?

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by Arthur Rackham

Do they report back to the Good People?

Through poem, lyrics and tales, Kitty ponders if there is more to the humble cat than meets the eye and asks:

Are they Faerie?

Are they spies?

Or could they act as mediator between the Good People and ourselves?

You’ll never look at a cat the same way…

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by Arthur Rackham

 

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by Jakub Rozalski.

Podcast credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Sneaky Snitch’, ‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘The Sky of our Ancestors’, ‘Parting of the Ways Part 2’ and ‘Pride’ by Kevin Macleod.
Tales from: duchas.ie
‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde. 1887.
Abridged ‘Love Cats’ written by Robert Smith. From the album ‘Japanese Whispers’, 1983. Read by Simone.
‘Sean O’Conaills Book: Stories and Traditions from Iveragh’. 1981.
‘Twinkletoes’ poem by A. A. Milne. Read by Emkay.

54 – The Death Coach

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No one wants to see a death coach.

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

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

You will hear long before you see it.

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

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

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

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

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

53 – Beware the Stray Sod

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

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

Anybody can be struck by the Stray Sod.

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

Some folk find their way out by chance.

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

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

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

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

Or, is their motivation more complex?

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

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

Curiouser and curiouser…

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

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Eddie Lenihan: Facebook Page

 

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

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

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

52 – The Leprechaun

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‘Leprechaun’ by Jean Baptiste Monge

I don’t believe in Leprechauns!

There I said it, what a relief…

Actually, I do believe in a Leprechaun, only not the stereotypical figure who appears on every street, in every store window and, bewilderingly, to represent Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day. leprechaun 2 (2)

The Leprechaun of our popular culture is a hopeless, wishy-washy and lazy misrepresentation of the true Leprechaun.

So… leave all pre-conceived ideas and images of the Leprechaun behind.

In this episode, we take a genuine look at the member of the Good People who has come to be known as the ‘Leprechaun’.

Through poem and stories, we will discover the Leprechaun is a formidable Faerie, one who favours some Humans over others and one you most decidedly do not want to offend or injure! An encounter with this Faerie can change your life…

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan

Abridged poem ‘The Leprechaun’ by William Allington. Read by thegirlwhotalks.

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

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music:
‘Clear Air’, ‘Angevin’ and ‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Red Haired Boy’ by Royalty Free Music.

51 – Reverend Robert Kirk and Second Sight

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Rev. Robert Kirk’s Grave.

 

Reverend Robert Kirk.

Born – December 1644, Aberfoyle, Scotland.

Died – Taken by the Good People: May 1692, Aberfoyle, Scotland.

 

 

 

Rev Kirk, also known as ‘The Fairy Minister’ was blessed (or cursed) with the skill of ‘Second Sight’.

Second Sight allows a person to see, hear or interact with the Good People, and in some cases, bestows the person with great skills of healing.

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For Kirk, this led to an intense fascination with the Faerie of the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. Such so, it came to dominate his life, and some say, cause, his death.

Others argue he has never died. But still, to this day, dwells among the Good People.

On this week’s Podcast, Kitty takes a look at the strange life and mysterious death of Rev Robert Kirk and ponders:

Did the Good People kill him in retaliation for him sharing their secrets?

Did the Good People invite him to join them?

Is Second Sight all its cracked up to be?

Join Kitty to find out all this and much more!

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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan
‘A Dedication to Kirk’ by Andrew Lang, 1893. Read by Simone.

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

Additional Music:
‘Private reflection’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Highland Castle’ by Darren Curtis
‘Quiet Place’ by Jonyy Easton
‘Hidden Past’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Countryside’ by Audio Library.
‘Wooden Legs’ by David and Goliath.
‘Banish Misfortune’ by Brigan.

50 – Faerie Celebrations

The Good People enjoy a party as much as we do, probably more, and more often too!

How do they celebrate?

And what does it mean for us?

The Good People don’t observe our ‘festive’ calendar so it follows they don’t celebrate Christmas, New Year or St Patricks Day. But… there are so many sightings and encounters with the good people at play that we know they enjoy sumptuous food and drink on gold and silver laden tables, music, dancing, storytelling, games and a song and dance.

It sounds fabulous doesn’t it?

So why is it that some people who stumble upon, or are invited to join in a Faerie celebration end up disfigured or dead soon after?

Join Kitty to find out!

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PODCAST CREDITS.
Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie
Excerpt from ‘Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’ by J G Campbell.
Excerpt from ‘Hotel California’ written by Frey/Felder/Henley. Read by Simone.
Excerpt from ‘I’m Going Home’ written by Ezrin/Cooper/Wagner. Read by Simone.

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

Additional Music:
‘Long Road Ahead’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Enchanted Valley’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Ashton Manor’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Friendly Day’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Colourless Aura’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Celtic Impulse’ by Kevin Macleod.

49 – 5 Tales of Strange Faerie Music

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There can be no doubt Faerie music is alluring. People are known to literally drop whatever they are doing, stop wherever they are going, when they hear faerie music on the air.

But, while it is given us to hear, to dance to, to lose ourselves within, it is never ours to keep.

This wee collection of curious old tales, serves to remind us that faerie music can be as dangerous, as it is captivating.

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Podcast Credits:

Edited by: Magic Dan.

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music:

‘Almost New’ by Kevin Macleod

‘Achaidh Cheide’ by Kevin Macleod

‘Atlantean Twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.

‘Private Reflection’ by Kevin Macleod.

48 – 6 Tales of Strange Faerie Creatures

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On this special wee pocket episode, Kitty shares true tales of strange Faerie creatures.

Sure, these tales may be amusing and entertaining but… they are also a timely reminder that the Good People can, and do, take many forms and we must be ever-mindful, and respectful, of the creatures around us.

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from: duchas.ie

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Midnight Tale’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Eternal Hope’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Teller of the Tales’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Ghost Processional’ by Kevin Macleod.

47 – Encounters with Tommyknockers

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By Jean Baptiste Monge

What a treat! This week a former miner and more recently, mine tour guide, shares many strange events which occurred down in the mines of Colorado. He tells us about:

  • clear, unmistakable knocking from closed areas of the mine
  • rocks clearly hitting each other
  • strange noises, shuffling and movements
  • sudden, inexplicable injury to someone who ‘badmouthed’ the Tommyknockers
  • and evidence the Tommyknockers enjoy a tune as much as we do.

Take a listen to real encounters with Tommyknockers in Colorado.

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Podcast Credits:

Edited by Magic Dan.

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

Additional Music:
‘Peace of Mind’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Achaidh Cheide’ by Kevin Macleod.