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.

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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

  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

 

114 – The Power of Faerie Music

Have you ever wished to hear Faerie music?

I certainly have, even being aware of the risks, I fear I couldn’t resist the temptation should it ever present itself to me. And make no mistake, listening to or even just overhearing music of the Good People can be dangerous.

But it depends doesn’t it, on the nature of the particular faerie…

Some are delighted to have a Human audience, while others take great offense at the intrusion and charge a terrible price.

I share tips on where and when you are most likely to hear Faerie Music and tales of those who have… and let you decide if you could resist the power of Faerie music.

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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,
  • 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.

*

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.

*

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 duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Far Away’ by Joseph Earwicker.

‘Shellycoat Dance’ by Freesound Music.

‘Cadence’ by Solas.

‘Fairytale’ by Jonathan Segev.

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

‘Lost but not forgotten’ by Marc v/d Meulen.

113 – The Allure of Faerie Money

You must have a silver penny,

To get into Fairyland…

Really? I’m not so sure.

The Faerie have a very curious relationship with money, or the thing we call money.

Did you know the Good People are known to give us money?

They are also known to tease, taunt and test us using money.

Through true tales, we discover the Faerie don’t take money as seriously as we do. For Them it is of no greater value than (and easily exchanged for) leaves or dirt.

It’s just possible that their attitude toward cash currency could teach us how to live simpler, more meaningful lives.

How? Tune in to find out…

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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,

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.

*

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.

*

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 duchas.ie

‘Satisfied Mind’ written by Red Hays / Jack Rhodes.

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

Additional Music: ‘Summer Twilight’, ‘Far Away’, ‘Ash and Blood, ‘Apex’ and ‘Snow Falling’ by Joseph Earwicker.

112 – Enter the Faerie Ring

We know a bit about Faerie Rings: they are sacred places, used by the Good People for celebration and ceremony.

We know they are circular-ish and vary in size, sometimes a clean circle sometimes distorted, often made of mushrooms, but not always…

(We took a deep dive into Faerie Rings back in Episode 19: ‘Beware the Faerie Ring’ and discovered what they are, where they are and how they vary tween some Celtic Nations.)

 Some folk have been very surprised to stumble upon a ring made of flowers and stones but it might surprise you to know that there are ‘Faerie Rings’ hiding in plain sight: structures in the natural landscape which you might pass without even noticing.

There is an inexplicable thrill in seeing a Faerie Ring which is unmatched. Seeing a Faerie Ring is for many of us, a tangible sign that the good people have been there.

We might not be able to see them, but we can see what they did, and know there were there, right there where we’re looking.

We can actually touch it, the Faerie Ring, we can even step inside it, we can, but…  should we?

Join Kitty for a bit of chat about the mysterious Faerie Rings.

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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,
  • 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. A new Patron-exclusive video will be released on the 1st of every month.

Our first Patreon exclusive video is available now for Patrons. It is ‘The Twisted Tale of Bluebeard‘. (Not to be mistaken with Blackbeard the pirate). The tale of Bluebeard, the wealthy, charming aristocrat with a disturbingly deadly hobby.

This story was originally published in 1697 but its uncanny how modern the theme is, I can imagine ol’ Bluebeard’s deeds would sit quite comfortably in true crime podcast today. 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.

*

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!

*

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.

*

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.

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

‘If you see a Fairy Ring’ by W. Shakespeare.

‘Ceol Sidhe’ by Francis Ledwidge.

Tales from: duchas.ie and ‘Celtic Folklore Welsh And Manx’ by John Rhys, 1901.

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

Additional Music: ‘Mysterious Adventure’, ‘Autumn Walk’, ‘Forest Walk’, ‘White Woodlands’, ‘Safe Haven’ and ‘Mystery Palace’ by Alexander Nakarada.

111 – The Terrifying Tale of a Faerie Torture

by Oliver Hunter.

Welcome to the dark side…..

We have covered a fair bit of ground in our efforts to know and understand the Good People.

We’ve marvelled at kind, helpful, guardian and vocational Faerie.

by Ivica Stevanovic.

We’ve pondered tricksy, manipulative and territorial Faerie.

We’ve contemplated elusive, anti-social and downright dangerous Faerie.

But in this episode, I’m taking you someplace new.

Someplace not for the fainthearted, and about as far from Tinkerbell as you can travel.

We are going to Newfoundland to share a shocking tale of Faerie torture.

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by Maggie Vandewalle.

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,
  • 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 first Patreon exclusive video is available now for Patrons. It is ‘The Twisted Tale of Bluebeard‘. (Not to be mistaken with Blackbeard the pirate). The tale of Bluebeard, the wealthy, charming aristocrat with a disturbingly deadly hobby.

This story was originally published in 1697 but its uncanny how modern the theme is, I can imagine ol’ Bluebeard’s deeds would sit quite comfortably in true crime podcast today. 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.

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

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 Ivica Stevanovic.

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.

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by Nadezhda Illarionova.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Quotes from Martin Luther and JRR Tolkien.

Tale from ‘Fables, Fairies and Folklore of Newfoundland’ by Alice Lannon and Mike McCarthy.

Theme Music ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music ‘Lurking Shadows’, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Rise and Fall’ by Myuu.