72 – The Hungry Grass

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by Adam Oehlers.

It is long believed that when a person walks on a certain patch of grass growing on a mountain or field, they would suddenly be struck down, weak with hunger, on the brink of collapse.

If this person were not to eat food quickly, they might succumb to the hunger and be too weak to move or even call for help.

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by Maggie Vandewalle.

This is known as the Hungry Grass and, as with the Stray Sod (episode 53), could effect anyone.

No matter if they had walked the same patch of field or mountain a thousand times before, if they stepped on that patch of grass, they would be struck down with terrible hunger.

On this week’s episode, we ponder why the Good People might do this?
Is it just a practical joke played by the Faeries?
Is it done as a form of punishment?
Or could there be a higher purpose to this strange phenomenon?

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Famine Memorial, Dublin. Artist: Rowan Gillespie.

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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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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

‘Famine’ written by Desmond Egan. Read by Carol.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Eternal Hope’, ‘Sad Trio’, ‘Evening Fall (Harp)’ and ‘Atlantean Twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.

71 – The Clurichaun

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

The Clurichaun, lesser known cousin of the Leprechaun, and unusual sort of Household Brownie is often described as a:

jolly, red-faced, drunken little fellow, ever found in the cellars with a brimful tankard of wine in his hand, drinking and singing away merrily.”

Sounds like a beer-barrel of fun doesn’t he?

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

But… the Clurichaun has a darker side.

In addition to guarding and protecting the wine, beer and spirits of the home, he also consumes as much of it as he pleases.

If the store of alcohol becomes depleted, his behaviour turns from jolly to cantankerous to downright dangerous.

Discover more about the Clurichaun on this week’s Podcast and if you would like to revisit his cousin the Leprechaun, tune in to Episode 52 of my Podcast.

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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tale from ‘The Fairy Mythology’ by Thomas Keightley, 1850. Read by Nathan Conkey.

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

Additional Music:
‘Folk Round’ and ‘Teller of the Tales’ by Kevin Macleod.

70 – Changelings Behaving Badly

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Let’s chat about Changelings.

Ever wondered how the Faerie catch a Human child and replace it with one of their own?

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Or what those sickly, withered, ever-grumbling Faerie imposters get up to when their Human ‘family’ aren’t around?

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In this week’s episode we take a sneaky peek at 3 true tales of Changelings and discover that understanding of the Good People’s wicked ways and knowledge of methods to thwart their trickeries, can be found in surprising places.

Would you like to refresh your memory and know all about Changelings?

Simply tune into these earlier episodes of my Podcast.

Episode 6: Changelings and Abductions – Bridget Cleary.

Episode 7: Changelings and Abductions – Michael Leahy.

Episode 8: 5 Old Tales of Changelings and Abductions.

You can also watch lovely videos of episodes 6, 7 and 8 on our YouTube Channel.

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan

Tales from ‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz, 1911.

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

Additional Music:
‘Someday’ and ‘Forever Sunrise’ by Jonny Easton.
‘Wooden Legs’ by David and Goliath.
‘Welsh Coast’ by Niklas Drude.

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

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by Katharine Soutar. From orkneyology.com

On this week’s episode, we are joined by two very special guests: Storyteller and Author Tom Muir and Author of orkneyology.com, Rhonda Muir.

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Stromness Harbour, Orkney. From orkneyology.com

Tom and Rhonda are passionate about preserving old Orcadian lore and sharing the joy of storytelling with others and both share a particular interest, and affection, for the glorious Selkie.

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Tom and Rhonda Muir from orkneyology.com

Tom shares a few classic Selkie tales with us, and we discover just how powerful folklore is in connecting people: over generations, beyond cultures, and even across vast oceans.

So, if you love a good love story, buckle up, because you’re in for a treat: a thoroughly modern, true love story steeped in the luscious backdrop of Orkney Folklore.

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Would you like to win a copy of Tom’s book ‘Orkney Fairy Tales’?

In this beautifully illustrated book, Tom shares ancient tales told fireside by the Picts and Vikings of fin folk, mermaids, witches and selkies and more.

Encounters with the Good People is giving away a copy of Tom’s wonderful book and winning has never been easier!

To enter this book giveaway, simply tell me which member of the Good People is your favourite, or which Faerie you find the most interesting. So, it might not be a friendly helpful faerie, it might be the one you would least like to encounter, but I would love to know which Faerie you find most interesting and why.

Simply send me a quick message. You can email me, leave a message on my website, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: whatever suits you best. Everyone who shares their favourite Faerie with me goes in the draw to win a copy of Tom’s book ‘Orkney folk tales’.

So get thinking and get typing, I can’t wait to hear from you. Giveaway closes on Friday 22nd May. Winner announced on Monday 25th May.

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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:

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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

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music:
‘‘Old Soul’ and ‘Dancers in the Fire’ by Jonny Easton.
‘Happy Farmer’ by Chiro.

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

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Could this fella be a Trow?

On this week’s episode, we are joined by a very special guest: Storyteller and Author Tom Muir. tom muir

A native of the Orkney Islands, Tom not only has a background in Archaeology…

but enjoys a passion for preserving old Orcadian lore and …

absolutely delights in sharing the joy of storytelling with others.

 

Tom joins us for a relaxed sort of chat, offering insights into Folklore, sharing thoughts on the sacred connection between Faerie and the people and landscape of the Orkney Islands and of course, breaking into tales including: Trows, Finfolk and Elves.

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Would you like to win a copy of Tom’s book ‘Orkney Fairy Tales’?

In this beautifully illustrated book, Tom shares ancient tales told fireside by the Picts and Vikings of fin folk, mermaids, witches and selkies and more.

Encounters with the Good People is giving away a copy of Tom’s wonderful book and winning has never been easier!

To enter this book giveaway, simply tell me which member of the Good People is your favourite, or which Faerie you find the most interesting.

So, it might not be a friendly helpful faerie, it might be the one you would least like to encounter, but I would love to know which Faerie you find most interesting and why.

Simply send me a quick message. You can email me, leave a message on my website, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: whatever suits you best.

Everyone who shares their favourite Faerie with me goes in the draw to win a copy of Tom’s book ‘Orkney folk tales’. So get thinking and get typing, I can’t wait to hear from you.

Giveaway closes on Friday 22nd May. Winner announced on Monday 25th May on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on the Podcast of Wednesday 27th May.

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Fancy taking a peek inside Tom’s book ‘Orkney Folk Tales’? Follow this link to Amazon to check it out.  ‘Orkney Folk Tales’ by Tom Muir. 

Drop into Tom’s own website to find loads more great information about Orkney Folklore and listen to his catalogue of free audio stories: ‘Tales for Troubled Times‘. Tom’s website.

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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

 

Theme Music:

‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

 

Additional Music:

‘The Road Home’ by Royalty Free Music – Alexander Nakarada.

‘The Emerald Hills’ by Trey van Zandt.

‘Quiet Place’ by Jonny Easton.

67 – Faerie Mischief at Beltane

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by Nikolai Astrup, 1917

Let’s chat about something we have in common with the Good People.

Beltane, also known as May-Day, is an important time for both Humans and Faerie.

It recognises the cycle of the natural world. beltane5

Marks the changing of the season.

The journey from darkness into light.

The joyous coming of Spring.

Just like us, the Good People are particularly active at the coming of Spring.

You are more likely to be attacked, seduced, tricked, led astray or even stolen by the Good People at Beltane and the month of May.

So it follows, there are many rituals we follow to protect us from the Good People and even try to please them at this unpredictable time.

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On this episode we take a look at a few true tales of Faerie shenanigans, both playful and deadly, at Beltane and into the month of May.

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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 for Troubled Times’ with Tom Muir: www.orkneyology.com
Tales from ‘Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’ by John Gregorson Campbell and Duchas.ie

Theme Music:
Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘The Forbidden Forest’ by No Copyright Music
‘The End is Always Near’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Angst’ by Myuu.

 

66 – Faerie Midwives

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What would you do if one of the Good People came knocking on your door?

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Would you answer?

Or would you hide behind the curtains?

Our relationship with the Good People has been one of twists and turns.

Ups and downs.

There is a theory, long held by many, that the Good People occasionally reproduce with humans.

There may be several reasons for this.

Faerie may enjoy the act of seduction, for some it might be a novelty, a boredom-buster, or perhaps it’s based on a genuine attraction.

Some believe the good people need to reproduce with humans from time to time to keep their own bloodlines strong.  Perhaps there are particular races of Faerie which do benefit from the occasional shot of human genetic material.

And today we’re going to look at the nuts and bolts of this. Not the beginning of the process, but rather the end. A Faerie giving birth to a child who is half human.

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Did you know that Faerie giving birth to a human/faerie child requires a Human midwife or wise-woman to attend her during birth?

cats cicely mary barker (2)There are many women who have attended a Faerie during childbirth and returned to tell the tale.

Some of these Faerie midwives benefit from their service, while many others wish they had never answered that knock at the door…

 

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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.

‘I’d love to be a Fairy’s Child’ by Robert Graves. Read by thecherrypie.

Tales from:

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‘Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz. 1911

Theme Music:

‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music:

‘Oriente’ by OAK

‘Ukulele Lullaby’ by Man DeLorean.

‘Dulcimer Lullaby’ by The Wood Yogi.

‘Ravens Lullaby’ by Royalty Free Music.

‘Darkest Child’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘Horror Scary Kids’ and ‘Come Play With Me’ by WHAT pictures.

65 – Blue Faerie

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by Brian Froud

I always try to look at the good people from a fresh perspective: respectfully brushing aside the acceptance of some that Faerie exist only in dusty old reference books…

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while gently stepping around those who believe only in the pretty, sweet Faerie of recent popular culture.

Perhaps the Good People dwell somewhere in between the two, but one thing we know for certain, we must at all times, keep an open mind.

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by Brian Froud

So… we have looked at the Good People in respectfully loose sort of groups, such as ‘Household Faerie’, ‘Water Faerie’ or ‘Messenger Faerie’.

On this week’s episode we draw inspiration from nature Herself, and in particular, the colour blue.bluecap

Taking a peek at Faerie who may have nothing else in common but that they are blue in colour.

(I hope the Good People won’t mind).

We know that the good people are an eclectic lot. Wildy diverse in appearance and character, so let’s get to know some blue ones:

Black Annis, Bluecap, Blue Men of the Minch and Blue Burches.

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

Additional Music:
‘Red Haired Boy’ by tousefree – Royalty Free Music
‘Wish you were here’ by Royalty Free Zone.
‘Sugar Plum Fairy – dark version’, ‘Quinn’s Song’ and ‘Night Music’ by Kevin Macleod.

64 – The Fynoderee

The Isle of Man: some believe it is near overrun with Faerie!

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Isle of Man postage stamp, 1997

On today’s episode we cross the famous Isle of Man ‘Fairy Bridge’ and get to know the Household Faerie: Fynoderee. (There are various spellings of the name. I choose the spelling as used by Sophia Morrison in her 1911 book ‘Manx Fairy Tales‘. )

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by Alan Lee

Large and with the strength of 10 men, the Fynoderee is kind-hearted, hard-working and loyal, a great asset to any farming family.

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Sounds wonderful doesn’t it?

But best be careful, and don’t take him for granted, for he can be a prickly Faerie.

You may accept him into your home and family and live peacefully and productively for many years, but…

you must be ever mindful never to offend, ridicule or criticise him…

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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.

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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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Errigal’, ‘Evening Fall Harp’ and ‘Angevin’ by Kevin Macleod.

63 – Faerie Doctors

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

The Good People have been around us since ever there was.

Over the many ages, they have watched us battle through disease, famine, war and yes, even pandemic.

They have watched us struggle and fall and they have watched us rise again. And we do rise, and rebuild. Every time.

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

On this week’s Podcast we consider what the Good People think when they watch our struggle. There can be no doubt some of the Good People take pleasure in our suffering, some empathize and others…

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by Jean Baptiste Monge

well they actively try to help us.

Their help comes in many forms.

One method they use is: Faerie Doctors.

They’re not Faerie’,

and they’re not Doctors,

but the Good People use them to help us in times of trouble.

Kitty ponders, could they be helping us now?

 

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teacup3 (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 greatly 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 Encounters with the Good People

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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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

‘Hope is the thing with feathers’ written by Emily Dickinson. Read by Emkay.
Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘Gymnopedie No 1 – Satie’ by Audio Library
‘Windswept’, ‘Cattails’, ‘Side Path’, ‘Teller of the Tales’ and ‘Fairytale Waltz’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Surreal State’ by Royalty Free Mystical Music
‘Quiet Place’ by Jonny Easton.