33 – The Good People and Trees

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Faerie Trees. Usually Hawthorn or Ash, are all over Ireland and easily spotted. It is well known to touch, move or remove one of the Faerie’s Trees angers the Good People.

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There are many instances where the Good People have taken revenge on a person or people foolish enough to meddle with one of their trees.

But why?

Why do the Good People treasure, and protect their trees so fiercely?

What purpose might they serve in the society of the Good People?

Kitty ponders whether it’s time we take a fresh look at our relationship with the trees around us and whether we can learn from the Good People.

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As always, Kitty shows you it’s not only okay to believe in the Good People, but it makes you a vastly more interesting person!

Have a story of the Good People you would like to share, or just want to say hello? You can contact Kitty at

glassonionstories@gmail.com

Need a dose of the Good People between Podcast episodes? You can catch lots more Faerie musings, fun and facts with Kitty on:

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PODCAST CREDITS
Edited by Magic Dan
Excerpt from ‘Alms in Autumn’ by Rose Fyleman. Read by Emkay.
Tales from the School’s Collection, duchas.ie. Read by cherrypie and cwduddy.
Theme Music: Giorgio Di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Cursed Lullaby’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Melody of my Dreams’ by Royalty Free Zone.
‘Forest at Night’ by Royalty Free Zone.
‘Traditional Irish Music’ by Live Better Media.

32 – Pixies

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Dartmoor, County Devon

 

The Pixies of South-West England. Mind you don’t call them Faeries now, for they have fought and won a war to earn the title of Pixie.

Thankfully, a Faerie war is a rare thing, but it does leave us with many questions…

But what does a Faerie war look like?

What weapons do they use?

Are Faerie/Pixies killed in a Faerie war?

Kitty takes a look at the unique landscape of south-west of England and ponders why the Pixies are so fixed in, and territorial of, this particular location.

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by Arthur Rackham

 

We take a stroll with a fella who was lucky to survive being Pixie-led during a terrifyingly heavy mist and consider the close relationship between Pixies and horses.

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

 

As always, Kitty reminds you that, not only is it okay to believe in the Good People, it probably makes you a better person!

Have you ever been Pixie-led? Or know someone who has? Kitty would love to hear your experience. You can contact Kitty at glassonionstories@gmail.com

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PODCAST CREDITS:

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Wistman’s Wood

 

Edited by Magic Dan

Theme Music: Giorgio Di Campo

Additional Music: ‘Cattails’ by Kevin MacLeod.

‘Quiet Place’ by Jonny Easton’. https://jonnyeaston.wixsite.com/jonny…

‘Night Mist’ by Adrian von Ziegler

‘Evening Breeze’ by Adrian von Ziegler

Miss Susan Gay quote from ‘Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz. Read by Carol.

Old Farmer Mole tale read by thecherrypie.
‘Tale of the Dartmoor Pixies’ by William Crossing
‘Peep at the Pixies’ by Mrs Gray.
‘Magical folk: British and Irish Fairies 500ad to the Present,’ by Simon Young and Ceri Houlbrook. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36964763-magical-folk

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Counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset in the South West of England.

 

31 – Pocket Podcast – Mermaid Tales.

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It’s wee storytime again and we’re off to the seaside.

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Come on, sit back, wriggle your toes into the sand.

Never mind the towel or the sunscreen, just let your mind wander from all mundane concerns to ponder the depths of the deep blue sea.

Together we’ll take a peek at our enticingly dangerous neighbours: Mermaids.

 

 

 

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Theme Music: Giorgio da Campo
Additional Music: ‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov
‘Calm Seashore’ by Audio Library
‘Nature Ambient’ by Royalty Free Sounds

‘The Mermaid of Gob-ny-Ooyl’ & ‘Teeval, Princess of the Ocean’ from ‘Manx Fairy Tales’ by Sophia Morrison. Read by Librovox. www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4gZxbptEwg&t=2633s
‘The Mermaid and the Fisherman’ by John Foster. From his book ‘Climb aboard the Poetry Plane’, 2000. Read by Emkay.
‘The Seamaid’s Music’ by Ernest Myers. From Librovox. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFm3wrfWRM8
‘The Mermaid’s Revenge’, ‘The Mermaid’s Courtship’ from ‘The Folk-Lore of the Isle of Man’ by A. W. Moore, 1891.
‘Johnny Croy and his Mermaid Bride’ from Orkney Jar: The Heritage of the Orkney Islands. www.orkneyjar.com/folklore/jcroy.htm
‘The Mermaid Poem’ by WB Yeats. Read by Carol.

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30 – The Death Bogle

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Boggarts dwell close to Humans, in their house, barn or nearby hill or cave and it is well known that their appearance and temperament vary depending on the region in which they live.

They love to perplex, frighten and annoy us, but rarely cause long-term harm.

Encounters and sightings suggest they appear to favour the North of England. We know they are sometimes super helpful, sometimes bothersome, sometimes so infuriating you sell your house, pack your belongings and move overseas just to get away from your local Boggart.boggart5 (2)

Oh, did I mention Boggarts love to travel?

They do, and will follow you wherever you go.

Across vast oceans, through raging rivers and over treacherous mountains, once a Boggart has attached itself to you or your family, you best get used to their company.

But there is one fella from the clan of Boggarts who stands out from all others. The Scottish Bogle.

Also known as: The Death Bogle.

One look at this fella and you’ll wish you were walking over a treacherous mountain barefoot, or swimming a vast ocean backstroke…

He is silent, he is deadly.

He is fast, he is determined.

He always collects what he came for.

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Kitty offers some tips on how to avoid the Scottish Bogle, takes a look at the difference between Faeries and Ghosts, and reminds you it okay to believe in the Good People.

Have you encountered or sighted the Good People yourself?

Perhaps you know someone who has, or have an old tale of the Good People told in your family?

 

Don’t be shy, Kitty would love to hear your tale. Share your own experience and read more stories of encounters with Kitty at:
glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

Podcast Credits:
Edited by: Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo
‘The Scottish Bogle’ written by WD Cocker. Read by Zed. https://www.fiverr.com/zornaph
Additional Music: ‘Evening Breeze’ by Adrian von Ziegler.
‘Ride’ by Adrian von Ziegler.
‘Horror’ by Marc vd Meulen

29 – Faerie Wind

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Any one can lose their hat in a Faerie Wind” – Irish Proverb.

fairy wind arthur rackham2 (2)Where does it come from, where does it go and why do they sometimes suck Humans up into them, never to be seen again…?

The Faerie Wind: Mother Nature’s very own transport system. Some say riding within the wind are the Good People themselves, moving from one place to another.

Up an above pesky Humans who would only get in their way.

But mind the passing Faerie wind, for the Good People are known to demolish or snatch crops or precious items as they pass.

Oh, and they sometimes suck Humans, livestock and dead souls up into their whirling dervish too!

Kitty offers some tips on what to do, and what not to do if you see a Faerie Wind approaching.

 

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Kitty announces the winner of the prize draw and, as always, reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Have you encountered or sighted the Good People yourself?

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Perhaps you know someone who has, or have an old tale of the Good People told in your family?

Don’t be shy, Kitty would love to hear your tale.  Share your own experience and read more stories of encounters with Kitty at:

www.glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople 

 

PODCAST CREDITS:

Edited by: Magic Dan.

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo

‘The Wind in the Hills’ written by AA Milne. Performed by James Keenan of the Radio Theatre Group. https://www.youtube.com/user/RadioTheatreGroup/videos

Tales from School’s Collection www.duchas.ie Read by Simon.

‘The Wind in the Hills’ written by Dora Sigerson. Read by Carol.

Additional Music: ‘Welsh Coast’ by Monviando.

‘Banish Misfortune’ by Brigane.

‘Loneliness’ by Adrian Von Ziegler.

28 – Manx Faerie

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The Isle of Man, an unassuming little island sitting in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England.

Isle of Man. Photo by www.iomchamber.org.im

A picturesque holiday location full of character and charm.

But, look at little closer and you will find this modest island is anything but ordinary, in fact, it boasts a great many things:

Fascinating history – √
Rich culture – √
Rugged coastlines – √
Medieval castles – √
Abundance of Faerie activity – √

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In this episode, Kitty shares the recent, and terrifying, experience of an Englishman John, while hiking in the woodland of the Isle of Man.

You can see John’s photos of this strange creature here: https://encounterswiththegoodpeople.com/index.php/2019/07/19/faerie-photos-on-the-isle-of-man-john-hall/

We also take a look the most feared of all Good People to dwell on the Isle of Man: the Buggane.

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Grotesque, destructive, and sometimes headless.

This fella is best avoided altogether, but Kitty shares a few tips on what to do if you are unfortunate to cross paths with this Manx beast.

And don’t forget to get your name into the draw to win a brand new and autographed copy of Ronan Coghlan’s book ‘The Fairy Realm’.

Draw closes Friday 9th August 2019.

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As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Contact Kitty at:
www.glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople and www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Podcast Credits:
‘Manx Fairy Tales’ by Sophia Morrison. 1910.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Cattails’ by Kevin MacLeod
‘Highland Castle’ by Darren Curtis
‘Harp Instrumental’ by Lion Free Music

27 – Yeats and the Good People

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Yeats and the Good People.

Here at Encounters with the Good People, we love to look at modern encounters and sightings of the Good People but… know there is much to be learned from looking at the ‘old’ tales too and more, they also give us a raw insight into the everyday lives and values of our Ancestors.yeats pen

In this episode we begin our celebration of those wonderful folk who have dedicated their energy and passion to collecting the tales we value so highly.

We begin with a look at William Butler Yeats. No, not the immensely successful and influential poet, playwright and Nobel winner, we look at the man himself and his own relationship with the Good People.

The connection between himself and those he collected tales from. The inspiration he found in the land of his Ancestors, and his yeats sligo snowlegacy in the 21st century.

We look at his candid championing of the Good People and fierce defence of Irish folk who dared to believe in things unseen.

In her quest to promote positivity, Kitty announces a terrific prize giveaway. Tune in for all the details but you’d better be quick: get your name in before Friday 9th August to be in the running.yeats classiebawn castle sligo

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Credits:
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio de Campo.
Excerpt from ‘The Land of Heart’s Desire’ written by WB Yeats.
WB Yeats quote read by Marko.
Excerpt from ‘The Teller of Tales’ written by WB Yeats.
‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ written by WB Yeats. Read by Michael Gambon. Produced by Discover Ireland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_VPtGfsw0&list=WL&index=9
‘The Stolen Child’ written by WB Yeats. Performed by The Waterboys and Tomas Mac Eoin. From the album ‘Fisherman’s Blues’. 1988.
Additional Music: ‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov
‘Traveller’ by Alexander Nakarada
‘Eternal Hope’ by Kevin McLeod

26 – Glastig

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The Glastig, also known as the Green Lady, is long known to dwell in the Scottish Highlands and long speculated to have once been a mortal woman.

But, did she join the Good People by choice, or was she stolen away from her bed?

Either way, her days and nights are filled with protecting highland livestock and when the spirit takes her, caring for young children, old folk, and other weak minded or weak bodied mortals.

At first glance, she appears an altogether altruistic Faerie.

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So why do we fear her?

Why does her presence in a community cause such dread among farmers and hunters?

Is it because she has the lower body of a goat? Or is it her penchant for drinking blood?

Join Kitty to find out.

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As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter or perhaps one handed down through your family at:

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Highland Bothy

www.faerieofireland.com

and contact Kitty at:

www.glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Credits:

Tales from ‘Folk tales and Fairy lore – collected from oral tradition’ by Rev James Macdougall. Published in 1910.

Read by Zed. www.fiverr.com/zornaph
Read by Simone. www.fiverr.com/simonelow
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Hidden Past’ by Kevin McLeod
‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ by myuu.
‘Land of the Free’ by Adrian von Zeigler
‘Fiddles McGinty’ by Kevin McLeod.

25 – Faerie Horses

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No, not the winged my-little-pony fairy horses who poop glitterdust and rainbows.

Not the Kelpie, Puca or Glashtin, those fascinating faerie creatures who appear before us as horses and lead us into one calamity or another!kelpie4 (2)

Kitty is talking about horses who live and work beside the Good People. Their working companions.

Horses have been our hard-working, well-trusted and much-loved companions for longer than our mortal brains can imagine. So it goes, the Good People have also lived close beside these magnificent creatures.

 

This leads us to ponder:demon horse 4 (2)

Are horses belonging to the Good People more enlightened than our equine friends?
or are they as unpredictable, cruel and dangerous as the Good People can (sometimes) be?

We take a close look at real encounters with Faerie horses, and run the gamut of experiences from kindly and charitable to downright deadly.

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So, giddyup… it’s going to be a wild ride.

As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Email: glassonionstories@gmail.com 

Facebook: Encounters with the Good People

Instagram: Encounters with the Good People

Credits:

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Tales retold by Zed.
Tales retold by Grace.
Additional Music: ‘Serenity’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Enchanted Road’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Sad Emotional’ by Bluetreeaudio
‘Art of Silence’ by Uniq.

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24 – Phantom Faerie Funerals

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Did you know… it is bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on?

But don’t despair, there are things you can do to keep on the right side of good fortune. If you see a funeral procession approaching, turn yourself around, and walk at least three steps in line with the funeral march.

Or, if there’s no safe space or time enough to turn around, hold on to a button, or the pin of your collar, until the funeral procession passes by.

That’s all good and well, but what if it’s your own funeral you’re observing?

This week Kitty takes a look at Phantom Faerie Funerals and asks:coffin (2)

How do the Good People know when a Human is soon to die?

Do the Good People mimic the sound of building a coffin while a Human lay dying nearby?

Why do the Good People do a ‘practice run’ of a funeral which takes place only moments later?

and is it a kindness or a cruelty to show a Human their own imminent funeral?

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The Good People are a curious lot.

They are known to seek a Human to bear witness to one of their own sombre processions, but what are we witnessing really?

Is it all a big misunderstanding?

As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Email: glassonionstories@gmail.com 

Facebook: Encounters with the Good People

Instagram: Encounters with the Good People

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Credits:

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Dreaming of the Bones’ sung by Sinead O’Connor from the Davy Spillane album ‘The Sea of Dreams’, 1998.
‘Ghost Processional’ by Kevin MacLeod.
Welsh tales read by Simon.
Irish tale read by Simon.