3 – Banshee: Harbinger of Death or Spiritual Companion?

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Leave your Ghost stories at the door, Kitty is here to talk about Banshee of The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be really shrieky. They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking? Are they impressed by our social-influencing or are they unfriending us? Should we fear them?

In this episode, Kitty bins the hysteria to take a fresh, compassionate look at the most misunderstood of all Faerie: Banshee

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Who is she really?

Why does she suffer so?

Does it matter what she looks like?

Can she really follow Irish families to America?

To get to the bottom of this and more, Kitty discusses 3 very different accounts of Banshee.

We celebrate Banshee and the Good People in song and poem and as always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience on a visit to Ireland at:

www.faerieofireland.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Credits:
‘The Banshee’ poem by Alice Guerin Crist (1876-1941). Read by Eoin.
‘The Reel in the Flickering Light’ song by Christy Moore from the album ‘Ordinary Man’ – 1985.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music, ‘Heavy Heart’ by Kevin Macleod.

2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places

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Leave your wands and magic potions at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Faeries: The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be beautiful.

They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking?

Are they impressed by our cyber-modernity or are they quietly simmering with irritation?

In this episode, Kitty brushes away the glitter-dust and bins the stigma to take a fresh, open-minded look at Faerie and asks:wistful (2)

 

What is so special about Ireland that Faerie have made it their home?

Are descendants of Irish emigration more likely to encounter a Faerie?

Are Thin Places for real?

Kitty shares the story of an Ulster teenager who stumbled upon Faerie and lived to tell the tale.

 

 

We celebrate Ireland in song and poem and as always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience on a visit to Ireland at:

www.faerieofireland.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Credits:
‘This Land is Your Land’ song by The Waterboys. Fisherman’s Blues – 1988
‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ poem by WB Yeats. Read by Michael Gambon.
‘Thousands are Sailing’ song by Phil Chevron (The Pogues) from ‘Bringing it all Back Home’ – 1991.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.

1- The Good People: What are they thinking and Should we fear them?

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Leave your Tinkerbells and Leprechauns at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Faeries: The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be treacherous. They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking?

Are they impressed by our touchscreen technology or do they curse our lack of enlightenment?

Should we fear them?

Here at ‘Encounters with the Good People’ we are going to find out.

In this episode Kitty brushes away the glitter-dust and bins the stigma to take a fresh, open-minded look at who the Faerie really are; ponders why our society is choosing to dismiss Faerie Folklore.

We celebrate Faerie in poem and song and Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience on a visit to Ireland at:

www.faerieofireland.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Credits:
‘The Stolen Child’ poem by WB Yeats. Read by Michele.
‘The Stolen Child’ poem by WB Yeats. Song by The Waterboys. Fisherman’s Blues – 1988.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.

28 – Manx Faerie

Manx Faerie

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

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://faerieofireland.com/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. 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:
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

Podcast

Welcome to ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast.

Simply click ‘Podcast Episodes’ on the Menu above for all past episodes or see the list below for quick access to listen to individual episodes.

If you prefer to download and listen later you can find Encounters with the Good People Podcast on all good podcast platforms including: Apple, i heart radio, Spotify and Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/show/encounters-with-the-good-people

…but fair warning… leave your Tinkerbell’s

and Leprechauns at the door,

it’s time to talk about the real Faeries.

We know that Faerie of traditional Celtic Faerie Folklore are old and clever.

But did you know they can treacherous too, and are all around us, watching, always watching. But what are they thinking?

Are they impressed by our touchscreen technology or do they curse our lack of enlightenment?  Should we fear them?

Here at ‘Encounters with the Good People’ we are on a mission to find out. Every episode explores creatures, theory or phenomena related to the Good People using anecdotal and written accounts from genuine sources, as well as through music, poetry and art.

It’s light, it’s chatty, and it just might change your mind about the Good People.

Tune in every Wednesday and join Kitty for a new episode to discover if the Good People are our Friend, our Foe, both or… neither!

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List of Podcast Episodes

1 – The Good People: What are they thinking and Should we fear them?

2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places

3 – Banshee: Harbinger of Death or Spiritual Companion?

4 – Faerie Dogs: Friends or Foe? – Black Shucks and Hellhounds

5 – Faerie Guardian Dogs: The Faerie Dog who Saved the Day

6 – Changelings and Abductions​: Human Hysteria or Faerie Intervention?

7 – Changelings and Abductions: Faerie Mischief or A Higher Purpose?

8 – Wee Pocket Podcast: 5 Old Tales of Changelings and Abductions

9 – Leanan Sidhe: Vampiric Muse or Divine Messenger?

10 – Faerie Vengeance and Simple Rules to Avoid It

11 – Faerie Vengeance and Proof Tinkerbell is Soft

12 – Brief Encounters and The Benefits of Daydreaming when Faerie Spotting

13 – Mermaids and Mermen: Is it Safe to go in the Water?

14 – Selkie: Still Waters Run Deep

15 – Beltane and the Month of Faerie Madness

16 – Bloody May: Will o’Wisp, Red Cap and Sluagh

17 – Household Faerie

18 – Wee Pocket Podcast: 3 Tales of Faerie from the Sea

19 – Beware the Faerie Ring

20 – The Old Hag

21 – Amadan: The Dark Fool of Madness

22 – Extreme Acts of Faerie Kindness

23 – Spirit of Place

24 – Phantom Faerie Funerals

25 – Faerie Horses

26 – Glastig

27 – Yeats and the Good People

28 – Manx Faerie

29 – Faerie Wind

30 – The Death Bogle

31 – Pocket Podcast – Mermaid Tales.

32 – Pixies

33 – The Good People and Trees

34 – Wolves and Wulvers

35 – Clergy and the Good People

36 – Brown Men of the Moors

37 – The Urisk

38 – Faeries and Spirits and Ghosts, Oh My!

39 – Halloween Customs and Divination: Fear meets Fun

40 – Halloween Night

41 – Voices From Below

42 – Faerie: A New Perspective. Special Guest: Mike Baldwin

43 – When Faerie were Neighbours: featuring Mike Baldwin

44 – Finding Faerie in the Landscape: featuring Mike Baldwin

45 – Shipwrecks, Storms and the Sea: featuring Mike Baldwin

46 – Knockers: Going Underground

47 – Encounters with Tommyknockers

48 – 6 Tales of Strange Faerie Creatures

49 – 5 Tales of Strange Faerie Music

50 – Faerie Celebrations

51 – Reverend Robert Kirk and Second Sight

52 – The Leprechaun

53 – Beware the Stray Sod

54 – The Death Coach

55 – Faerie Cats

56 – 5 Tales of Dogs battling Faeries

57 – 3 Clues to Faerie Nature

58 – The Kelpie

59 – The Faerie Paths

60 – 7 Curious Tales of the Good People

61 – Faerie Trees in Donegal

62 – Are Mermaids Fallen Angels?

63 – Faerie Doctors

64 – The Fynoderee

65 – Blue Faerie

66 – Faerie Midwives

67 – Faerie Mischief at Beltane

68 – Trows, Finfolk & Elves with special guest: Storyteller Tom Muir

69 – Selkie Tales & a (true) Folklore Love Story: with special guests Tom and Rhonda Muir

70 – Changelings Behaving Badly

71 – The Clurichaun

72 – The Hungry Grass

73 – The Corrigan

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

75 – Faerie Blacksmiths

76 – Taking a Stroll with Faerie Poets

77 – Faerie Deer & Faerie Cows

78 – Tale of a Faerie Puppy

79 – Faerie and the Afterlife

80 – Faerie Hills

81 – Faerie Butterflies

82 – Banshee Sightings

83 – The Faerie Hawthorn Tree

84 – The Faerie Trance

85 – The Ghost of the Gristlehurst Boggart

86 – White Faerie

87 – Should I Eat Faerie Food?

88 – Guardians of the Oak Tree

89 – When Faerie & Human Spirits Battle

90 – Faerie Charity

91 – A Selkie Cove

92 – Halloween: Tales by the Fireside

93 – 3 Cases of Faerie Light Phenomena

94 – Faerie Lake-Horses

95 – Faerie Armies: When 2 Tribes go to War.

96 – The Tale of a Sneezing Mermaid

97 – Pity the Hare-Hag

98 – Telling the Bees

99 – 4 Ghostly Tales for the Merry Season

100 – Away with the Faeries

101 – Faerie Birds

102 – A Faerie Highland Choir

103 – The Evil Eye

104 – Faerie Hurling & Football

105 – Trolls & Elves – with special guest Anna Bridgland

106 – Signs Faerie are Nearby: ‘Sensations’

107 – 9 Tips to Attract Faerie to your Garden & Patreon Launch

108 – Are Faerie Nature Spirits?

109 – 3 Tales of Mysterious ‘Beasts’

110 – Arthur Conan Doyle & the Wee Folk

111 – The Terrifying Tale of a Faerie Torture

112 – Enter the Faerie Ring

113 – The Allure of Faerie Money

114 – The Power of Faerie Music