103 – The Evil Eye

by Brian Froud

The Evil Eye: a blessing or a curse?

In her book ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ Lady Wilde believes that: “Nothing is more dreaded by the peasantry than the full, fixed, direct glance of one suspected of the Evil Eye, and should it fall upon them, or on any of their household, a terrible fear and trembling of heart takes possession of them, which often ends in sickness or sometimes even in death.”

Safe to say, a person who has the Evil Eye may not be burdened with too many friends. In this episode we ponder how a person comes to possess the Evil Eye, are they born with it? Is it given them by the Good People? and can it be controlled?

Join Kitty as she tries to figure out if there is a link tween the Evil Eye and the Good People.

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by Sarah Kay

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.

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Forest Elf – Ladies Hoodie

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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My YouTube Channel

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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by Brian Froud

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.

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

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Lurking Shadows’, ‘Unspoken’, ‘Outcast’, ‘The Crypt’ and ‘Troubled Waters’ by Myuu.

102 – A Faerie Highland Choir

Hiking in the Scottish Highlands in treacherous weather conditions, Paul found himself in grave danger. Although he had taken every measure to ensure his safety, he was well aware the situation was precarious.

As he settled down for the long, dark, wet and windy night before him, he heard a sound.

A single voice.

Quiet at first, then building to a sea of voices, a crescendo of choir and music.

He wasn’t alone.

This week we share an incredible true experience from a listener of this Podcast: Paul from Scotland and ponder why the Good People stayed with him until dawn. Were their actions motivated by kindness, or did they have wicked intentions?

Join Kitty to hear this amazing true story.

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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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‘Wood Nymphs’ by Arthur Rackham – Tote Bag.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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My YouTube Channel.

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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

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

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

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

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

Additional Music: ‘Peace of Mind’ by Kevin Macleod.

‘Fall Feline’ by Royalty Free Music.

101 – Faerie Birds

by Lily Seika Jones

Do some Faerie, in their natural form, look like creatures we recognise as birds, or do they occasionally like to appear before us in the form of a bird? Or could it be both?

by Sergey Solomko

On this week’s Podcast we take a look at the curious phenomenon of Faerie Birds. Through true tales of sightings as well as a most beautiful poem and old Cornish Folk Tale, we discover that Faerie Birds could go unnoticed by us on a daily basis.

I also introduce a new series of beautiful ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube videos: ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’.

These well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales and Fairy Tales are suitable for everyone in the family. My soft, gentle reading is accompanied by lovely images and is sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit.

I feel that Folk and Faerie Tales are dreadfully unappreciated and I hope these relaxing tales, accompanied by gorgeous images will be enjoyed by curious minds of all ages. Dan and I just love creating these glorious old tales and I hope you will enjoy them too.

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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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Red Forest Fox – Coffee Mug.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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My YouTube Channel.

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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by Sergey Solomko

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 Jean Baptiste Monge

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from: duchas.ie and ‘Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland’ by Lady Gregory.

Poem excerpt from ‘The Lost Fairy Bird’ by Mrs B. Pierson, 1874.

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

Additional Music: ‘Forever Sunrise’, ‘Dancers in the Fire’ and ‘Quiet Place’ by Jonny Easton.

100 – Away with the Faeries

 

 

Sometimes, people are said to be ‘Away with the Fairies’, or ‘In the Fairies’.

It sounds quite nice doesn’t it?

Think again!

For reasons we can only guess, certain people are singled out to be taken away from their ordinary human lives to spend time among the Good People, only to be left back when the Good People are done with their company.

We’re not talking about an isolated incident here.

There are recorded accounts of people where this has been a regular occurrence, their families and communities aware of their habitual disappearing and returning.

But why?

Join Kitty for this very special 100th episode of Encounters with the Good People.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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My YouTube Channel.

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.

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

Please note: our ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ series of videos is in addition to our weekly Podcast Videos. A new ‘Podcast’ Video is released every Friday.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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

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

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

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie
‘Away with the Fairies’ by the Saw Doctors.

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

Additional Music:
‘Voice of an Angel’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Tranquil’ by Whitesand.
‘Dark Tension Rising’ by Matthia Cupelli.
‘Wistful Harp’ by Andrew Huang.
‘Red Haired Boy’ by Irish Melody.

99 – 4 Ghostly Tales for the Merry Season

You know, the Good People might not celebrate Christmas but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some seasonal fun.

I don’t think the Good People will mind a bit if we follow a custom of our Ancestors and share some good old-fashioned ghost tales to see out the year!

But these aren’t fictional stories, the 4 tales we share today are as real as you and me.

True accounts of supernatural experiences and told in their own words by rural folk of Ireland 1938.

Every tale you are about to hear… is true!

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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 YouTube Channel: EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

Some day you will old enough to read Fairy Tales again” – C.S. Lewis.

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Encounters with the Good People Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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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

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Melancholy’, ‘Lost Lands’, ‘Raven’s Lullaby’ and ‘Broken Piano’ by Vivek Abhishek.

98 – Telling the Bees

by Arthur Rackham.

Did you know, there is a belief in Celtic mythology that the bee, the humble bee acts as a messenger between our world and the spirit realm?

They are long believed to enjoy the freedom of moving between the worlds sharing messages and information.

Some also believe the wisdom of bees was given to them by none other than Druids.

On this week’s episode we pause to acknowledge just how important the wee bee is to us in a practical and spiritual sense.

Through tales and poems, we discover that the Good People also enjoy a close connection with the bee, occasionally taking their appearance and fiercely guarding their hives from those who would cause trouble.

‘Telling the Bees’ by Hans Thoma.

We also visit the ancient custom of ‘Telling the Bees’ and find that within its rituals we come to understand how we can better live alongside the Good People.

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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 YouTube channel: Exciting Announcement!

by Adam Oehlers.

Some day you will old enough to read Fairy Tales again” – C.S. Lewis.

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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by Arthur Rackham.

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

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

‘Telling the Bees’ poem by Eugene Field.

‘Telling the Bees’ poem. Traditional poem, Gloucestershire.

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

Additional Music: ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ by Rimsky Korsakov. From Your Soundtrack.

‘Ghost Dance’, ‘Virtutes Instrumenti’, ‘Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie’ and ‘Virtutes Vocis’ by Kevin Macleod.

97 – Pity the Hare-Hag

by Maggie Vandewalle.
by Maggie Vandewalle.

Hares have long been associated with the Good People, not only as a form the Good People often take while mingling among us, but also with folk who are considered to be ‘touched’ with knowledge of the Good People or who actually interact with them.

These folks are often given names or labels like wiseman or wisewoman, healer, mystic, Witch or Hag.

While they may be well regarded and their knowledge sought after, they are just as often shunned from the community too.

Occasionally, we have found that a wise-woman, known to be familiar with the ways of the Good People, is actually one of the Faerie living among Humans. How do we know this?

Because she is revealed to have also been taking the form of a Hare! A creature with a great many skills, but also prey to Human hunters.

by Maggie Vandewalle.

Join Kitty for 2 incredible tales of the Hare-Hag which tell us tell us as much about our own Human Nature, as they do about the Good People.

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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.

Many warm thanks to Kelly and Apryl, two lovely ladies who recently bought me coffees. I really appreciate your support, thank you.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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All the cool kids are watching my YouTube channel…

My YouTube Channel: EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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by Maggie Vandewalle.

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 www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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by Maggie Vandewalle.

Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from: duchas.ie and ‘Irish Local Legends’ by J O’Hanlon, 1896.

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

Additional Music by ‘Underneath the Christmas Tree’ by Myuu and ‘Alone With Your Voices’ by Marc v/d Meulen.

96 – The Tale of a Sneezing Mermaid

Mermaid Sightings. There are 3 things common to most every Mermaid sighting: the person lucky enough to spot a Mermaid is alone, the sighting is brief and… they are almost never believed.

Well on this week’s Podcast, we turn all 3 on their head.

In fact, this could be the best account of a Mermaid sighting you will ever hear!

On this week’s episode we share an encounter with a Mermaid which was witnessed by 12 people (at the same time) who were able to share a detailed description of her appearance and behaviour.

And more…

the Mermaid herself knew she was being observed and seemed to enjoy the attention.

Join Kitty for tales and chat about the ever-elusive Mermaid and discover it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

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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 new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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

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

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

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from: ‘Popular Romances of the West of England’ by Robert Hunt, 1903.
‘Folklore of West and Mid Wales’ by J C Davies, 1911.

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

Additional Music:
‘Ethereal Music’ by Nature Sounds DJ.

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

The Good People have been around a long time. A really long time. Think of a long time, then multiply that by a really long time. You’re getting close.

If you believe, as I do, that they are an intelligent race, (or group of tribes or clans), who have lived these many long ages, it follows their societies must take on some form of structure, some rules, or boundaries.

Their society cannot be a complete free for all: if it was their carelessness and recklessness would result in them exposing themselves to us regularly.

So it is that, from time to time, (not as often as us of course) the Good People enter into some form of conflict.

On this week’s episode we listen to accounts from people who have witnessed the Faerie marching in procession, just as a Human army would, and engaging in battle.

by Errol le Cain

We ponder what Faerie battles might look like, what weapons they may use and if, even during conflict, they continue to protect the natural world.

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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 new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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

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

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

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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

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Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

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

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

Additional Music: ‘Battle Music’ and ‘Dark Battle Music’ by Jonny Easton.

94 – Faerie Lake-Horses

There are worlds and creatures unknown to us, lurking in the deep waters of sea, river and lake.

In this episode we explore one of the Good Folk who is known to dwell on both land, and in the dark, deep lakes of Ireland: The Water Horse, also known as the Lake Horse.

Many of our Ancestors have witnessed a Water Horse lurking far out in the middle of a lake, often silently watching the activities of nearby Humans or stealthily stalking them.

Others still have seen Water Horses graze peacefully on grass bordering the Lake.

We share a tale of one such Water Horse who did not appreciate being disturbed by nearby fishermen and angrily chasing them before returning its their watery home.

Some particularly courageous/reckless/desperate people have even captured a Water Horse and made use of its immense size and strength to help with manual labour tasks.

Through true accounts we discover that this usually doesn’t end well…

On this week’s episode we share several tales of the Water Horse, or Lake Horse, and ponder if they are dangerously territorial of their Lake home, or if they are simply caring guardians who take their duty most seriously.

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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.

I would like to send out warmest thanks to Katja who recently bought me some coffees. This and every, donation no matter how modest, really helps me to not only continue producing a Podcast and YouTube video every week, but allows me the confidence to plan ahead.

All support is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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My new Online Store.

Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

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

There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.

Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.

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Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

Please Subscribe and help me reach my goal of 1,000 Subscribers.

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

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.

*

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

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

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

Additional Music:
‘Hold On’, ‘Beth’s Theme’ and ‘Black Waters’ by Myuu.