86 – White Faerie

by Theodor Kittelsen.

Not so very long ago, we took a look at blue Faerie: Faerie who for reasons only they know, choose to appear before us in the colour blue.

Now, let’s take a look at Faerie who appear before us cloaked in another colour. A colour which, much like blue, is commonly found within nature: white.

by Ulla Thynell.

But… this is no ordinary white.

Stark White.

Bright White.

The kind of White which stops you in your tracks.

Be it beautiful or terrifying, they know how to capture, and hold, our attention.

Join Kitty in this ‘pocket’ episode for strange tales of the Good People who have appeared before us in various forms of white.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee’.

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Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Introducing my new 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 loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

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.  All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too.  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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Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other Dark Irish Fairy Tales‘ is full of bloodthirsty fairies, murderous thorn trees, and a respectable little leprechaun who just happens to be in league with the devil!  Forget the fairy tales you’ve heard before: Irish fairy tales don’t have happy ever afters!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘Elf’ which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name.

Simply tell me a name which you think suits the Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf.  Entries Close Friday 18 September.

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by Brian Froud.

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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 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.

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 www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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by Theodor Kittelsen.

Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tale from duchas.ie and ‘Ancient legends, mystic charms and superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Wilde, 1887

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

Additional Music: ‘Irish Celtic Music – Music for the Soul’ by Vindsvept.

85 – The Ghost of the Gristlehurst Boggart

There are those within the Good Folk who can be a bit of a nuisance.

Then there are those who are nothing less than downright terrifying, possibly even deadly.

What is a family, or community, to do if they find themselves living in fear of such a Faerie?

What happens if they are pushed to the ultimate limit and forced to take most drastic action for to survive?

What if they must… dispose of a Faerie?

On this week’s Podcast we take dusk stroll around the quiet village of Gristlehurst, Lanchashire and discover that behind the idyllic green pastures and neat cottages, lay the grisly tale of a buried Boggart.

The Boggart buried under an Ash tree by the folk of Gristlehurst, did not rest in peace.

Was it merely mischief, or the desire for revenge, that caused this Boggart to continue haunting the townfolk of Gristlehurst long after his death?

Join Kitty as she shares the tale of the Gristlehurst Boggart and ponders if this old tale holds the answer to why many folk stopped talking about the Good People for fear of ridicule or rejection.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee’.

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.

Warm thanks to Linda for your very kind donation and words of encouragement. It’s lovely to know you are out there listening and enjoying these chats on Encounters with the Good People.  All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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 Introducing my new 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 loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

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. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! 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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***BOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY***

Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other Dark Irish Fairy Tales‘ is full of bloodthirsty fairies, murderous thorn trees, and a respectable little leprechaun who just happens to be in league with the devil! Forget the fairy tales you’ve heard before: Irish fairy tales don’t have happy ever afters!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘ Elf’ which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name.

Simply tell me a name which you think suits the Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf.   Entries Close: Friday 18 September.

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube Channel.? Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate and interact with the lovely people who enjoy ‘Encounters with the Good People’.

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 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.

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 www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tale from ‘Lancashire Sketches’ by Edwin Waugh, 1869.

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

Additional Music:
‘Peace of Mind’ and ‘Skye Cuillin’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Rainy Day’ by Jonathan Segev.

84 – The Faerie Trance

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by Stephen Mackey.

In days past (and occasionally in modern times too), it wasn’t uncommon for a person to be mistaken by their family or misdiagnosed by a professional, to be dead.  trance

They are cold to the touch and entirely non-responsive.

A wake would be held, followed after by a burial and oh dear, that’s when things could get really awkward!

On this week’s episode we discover that falling into a Faerie Trance can, and has, been mistaken for dying.

Through true recorded accounts from folk who have entered a Faerie Trance and lived to tell the tale, we find that, for some, the experience is nothing short of bliss, while for others, it is the stuff of nightmares.

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by Annie French.

Could it be your experience is wholly dependent on whether the Good People ‘like’ you or not?

And what do the Good People do with us while we are under their trance?

Join Kitty as we scratch the surface on this most curious phenomenon.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee.

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.

Warm thanks to Alejandro for your kind, encouraging words and donation. Your support really helps me keep Encounters with the Good People chugging along.   All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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***Exciting News***

Introducing my new Online Store.

Store image

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 online store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.  There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

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. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! 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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mrs mulligan giveayay

Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other Dark Irish Fairy Tales‘ is full of bloodthirsty fairies, murderous thorn trees, and a respectable little leprechaun who just happens to be in league with the devil! Forget the fairy tales you’ve heard before: Irish fairy tales don’t have happy ever afters!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘Puk-Wudgie Elf’ (that’s him below) which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name!

sleeping elf

Simply tell me a name which you think suits this cheeky Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf. Cheers, Kitty.

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Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of reaching 1,000 Subscribers on my YouTube Channel.

This will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which makes it super easy to communicate and interact with the lovely people who enjoy ‘Encounters with the Good People’.

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 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.

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 www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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

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

Additional Music:
‘Nomadic Sunset’ and ‘Skeleton Keys’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Emerald Hills’ by Trey van Zandt.

83 – The Faerie Hawthorn Tree

hawthorn tree 5
by Margaret Tarrant.

There are countless Hawthorn Trees all over Ireland.

So often old, gnarled and solitary: at a glance, we might easily dismiss the significance of this unassuming tree.

But, dig a little deeper and we find they are a well known stomping ground of the Good People.

arthur rackham hawthorn
by Arthur Rackham.

Indeed, many’s the time the Good People are seen or heard dancing and playing music at the base of a Hawthorn.

On this week’s episode we share true tales of people who have interfered or damaged a Hawthorn Tree.

We discover reprisals which are as harsh as they are swift: the Good People rarely forgive those who harm their beloved Hawthorn Trees.

But this tree means more to the Good People than just their preferred place to hang-out.

hawthorn tree 4
by Arthur Rackham.

Is it possible the Hawthorn Tree is key to the health, well-being and longevity of the Good People?

Join Kitty to find out!

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee’.

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.

Every donation, no matter how modest, helps me enormously and is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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

Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel and help me reach my goal!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! Please Like and Share them too as this encourages YouTube to support my channel!

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

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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.

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast Credits. hawthorn tree 3

Edited by Magic Dan.

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

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Old Soul’ by Jonny Easton.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.
‘Forest of Lament’ and ‘Forest of the Elves’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Ambient bells and chimes’ by Royalty Free Music – Unroyalty.

82 – Banshee Sightings

banshee john bauer
by John Bauer.

‘How oft has the Banshee cried?

How oft has death untied?

Bright links that Glory wove,

Sweet bonds… entwined by Love.’

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banshee14In this episode we delve a little deeper into the mystery of the Banshee and ponder:

why she calls for the dying,

and how does she choose who to call?

You know, at times we Humans can be dwell in our own heads, not noticing what is going on around us.

So it is, at times, Banshee must employ various methods to get our attention when foretelling a death.

And, it seems, when she can’t be there in ‘person’ she even employs another creature to deliver the message.

Through true recorded tales of Banshee sightings, we get to know this extraordinary Faerie a little better.

If you have not been introduced to the elusive Banshee, please tune in to, or watch the YouTube video, of Episode 3 of this Podcast: Banshee: Harbinger of Death or Spiritual Companion.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider buying me a ‘coffee’.

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

Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel and help me reach my goal!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

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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.

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast Credits banshee 13

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from ‘True Irish Ghost Stories’ by Seymour and Neligan. 1914.

Excerpt from ‘How oft has the Banshee cried?’ By Thomas Moore.

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

Additional Music: ‘Celtic Harp’ by free music-royalty free.

‘Choir and viola-tranquil’, ‘Sad guitar and violin’, ‘Melancholic acoustic guitar’ and ‘Canon in C by Pachobel’ by Whitesand.

81 – Faerie Butterflies

ida rentoul outhwaite butterfly (2)
by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

There can be no doubt some animals possess a particular connection to the Good People.

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by WT Benda.

Creatures familiar to us who communicate with the Good People, or who, from time to time, the Good People might appear to us in their form.

The Crow.

The Hare.

Perhaps too, the Fox, Cat and Dog: all creatures with great presence, strong bearing.

But what of other creatures who fly under the radar?

Who specialise in silence and stealth?

Surely, they are just as useful to the Good People?

christian schloe butterfly (2)
by Christian Schloe.

Indeed they are!

And this week we take a very close look at just such a creature: the Butterfly.

stephen mackey butterfly 2 (2)
by Stephen Mackey.

The connection between Butterflies and the Good People is long established.

They are known to bear messages and warnings to humans of danger and death, but did you know they also bring messages of hope and encouragement?

From tales of our Ancestors and one very modern tale, we come to understand the delicate relationship between the Good People and the glorious creatures we call Butterflies.

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If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider ‘buying me a coffee’.

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Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

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

Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel and help me reach my goal!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good PeopleYouTube channelrenee-carter-46BO-t_9ZP8-unsplash

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon.

That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

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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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by Jean Baptiste Monge.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter? Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie and encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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

Additional Music:
‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ written by Tchaikovsky. From Kevin Macleod.
‘Celtic Theme’ by TomKentMusic.
‘Relaxing Piano’ by Alexander Nakarada.

80 – Faerie Hills

arthur rackham fairy hill
by Arthur Rackham.

Do you ever wish you lived near the Good People?

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

Careful what you wish for….

john bauer fairy hill
by John Bauer.

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

theodor kittelsen trees
by Theodor Kittelson.

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

Not to mention the noise and bustle.

Some call the Good People the ‘Good Neighbours’.

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

 

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tea cup bird (2)If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider buying me a ‘coffee’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

A big hearted thank you to Louise, Isla and Peter for recently ‘Buying me a coffee‘. Your kindness and encouragement is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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

Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel and help me reach my goal!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers allows me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

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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.

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Forgotten’ by Whitesand.

‘Spring Village’ by Retro Film.

‘Vinsvept’ by Music for the Soul.

‘Celtic Harp’ by Free Music Royalty.

79 – Faerie and the Afterlife

catrin welz stein angel
by Catrin Welz Stein

The Afterlife: It’s perfectly complicated.

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

There may be so much more to learn.

john bauer death (2)
by John Bauer.

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

edmund dulac death (3)
by Edmund Dulac.

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

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

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

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

Join Kitty for a chat on this most curious topic.

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teacup catrin welz stein
by Catrin Welz Stein.

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’ (I prefer tea actually…).

This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work.

Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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

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I have a goal and I hope you can help!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community Channel‘ which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

***Changes to my YouTube Channel ***

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

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

Big thanks and love, Kitty.

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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.
www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
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Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?
Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast Credits

stephen mackey grave
by Stephen Mackey.

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

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

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

78 – Tale of a Faerie Puppy

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by Victoria Keeble.

We love dogs.

We really love our dogs, don’t we?

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

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

ulla thynell dogs
by Ulla Thynell

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

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

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Fancy buying me a coffee? teacup dog (2)

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

This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work. Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

All support is enormously appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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

Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new one regularly. If you enjoy our videos, please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

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

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.

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

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

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

77 – Faerie Deer & Faerie Cows

jean baptiste monge deer
by Jean Baptiste Monge.

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

stop right there!!!

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

ulla thynell deers
by Ulla Thynell.

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

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

And you might just feel a deeper connection to Deer.

adam oehlers antlers (2)
by Adam Oehlers.

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

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by Arthur Rackham.

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

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Fancy buying me a coffee? teacup nice

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

This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work.

Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

*

Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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

Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new one regularly.  If you enjoy our videos, please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.

Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

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

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

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

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

Read by Simone and Ricky.

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

Additional Music: ‘Enchanted Road’ by Jonathon Segev.

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

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