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

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

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old and clever, but can be terribly tricksy.

They are all around us and watching, always watching.​

But what are they thinking? Are they impressed at how we raise our children, or think they could do it better?

Should we fear them? ​

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In this episode, Kitty bins the moral judgement and shares a true story of a Tipperary woman who was killed by her husband and father in an attempt to rid her body of a ‘Faerie Changeling’ and asks:

Were claims of ‘Faerie Changelings’ a form of mass hysteria?​
Did they mask a darker truth: murder?​
Or were they genuine cases of Faerie intervention in Human lives?​

We ponder the poem of a Human girl abducted by the Good People and as always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.​

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

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

Credits:

‘The Fairy Child’ by Lord Dunsaney
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music by Kevin MacLeod

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

Leave your collar and lead at the door, Kitty is here to talk about Faerie Dogs of The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

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

But what are they thinking? Do they want to be our new best friend or is their bite worse than their bark? Should we fear them?

In this episode, Part Two of Faerie Dogs, Kitty bins the science fiction and tries hard not to be sentimental (but I love dogs!) to take a fresh, open-minded look at Faerie Dogs and ponders…wolfhound4 (3)

How do Guardian Faerie Dogs know when we’re in danger?

Can they read our thoughts?

Is it safe to touch one?

To get to the bottom of this and more, Kitty looks at personal encounters with Guardian Faerie Dogs, shares the story of a Faerie Dog who saved a young girls life and discovers they are feistier than you might think.

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

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

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

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Credits:
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music, ‘Cryptic Sorrow’ by Kevin MacLeod.
Additional Music, ‘Red Haired Boy’ by Edie Murphy.

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

Leave your chewed slippers at the door, Kitty is here to talk about Faerie Dogs of The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe.

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

But what are they thinking? Are they impressed at they way we care for our animals or is their bite worse than their bark?

Should we fear them?

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In this episode, Part One of ‘Faerie Dogs’, Kitty bins the science fiction and tries hard not to be sentimental (but I love dogs!) to take a fresh, openminded look at Faerie Dogs and ponders…

Are they really demonic?

Do they kill Humans for fun?

What of those dogs who guard and protect Humans?

To get to the bottom of this and more, Kitty looks at personal encounters with Faerie Dogs over history and discovers just how wildly varied they are.

Could there be many kinds of Faerie Dog, or just the one with a terrible case of split personality?

And, she shares the story of her own encounter with a Faerie Dog.

We enjoy a joke with 9 ½ fingered Irish Comedian Dave Allen daveallen (2)and as always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

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

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

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Credits:
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
‘The Leprechaun’ joke by Dave Allen. The Dave Allen Show – 1976.

 

3 – Banshee: Harbinger of Death or Spiritual Companion?

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

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

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

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

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Who is she really?

Why does she suffer so?

Does it matter what she looks like?

Can she really follow Irish families to America?

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

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

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

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

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

2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places

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

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

They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking?

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

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

 

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

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

Are Thin Places for real?

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

 

 

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

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

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

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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

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

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

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

But what are they thinking?

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

Should we fear them?

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

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

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

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

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

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

28 – Manx Faerie

Manx Faerie

The Isle of Man, an unassuming little island sitting in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England. A picturesque holiday location full of character and charm.

But, look at little closer and you will find this modest island is anything but ordinary, in fact, it boasts a great many things:
Fascinating history – √
Rich culture – √
Rugged coastlines – √
Medieval castles – √
Abundance of Faerie activity – √

In this episode, Kitty shares the recent, and terrifying, experience of an Englishman John, while hiking in the woodland of the Isle of Man. You can see John’s photos of this strange creature here: https://faerieofireland.com/2019/07/19/faerie-photos-on-the-isle-of-man-john-hall/

We also take a look the most feared of all Good People to dwell on the Isle of Man: the Buggane. Grotesque, destructive, and sometimes headless. This fella is best avoided altogether, but Kitty shares a few tips on what to do if you are unfortunate to cross paths with this Manx beast.

And don’t forget to get your name into the draw to win a brand new and autographed copy of Ronan Coghlan’s book ‘The Fairy Realm’.

Draw closes Friday 9th August 2019.

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As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Contact Kitty at:
glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

and

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Podcast Credits:
‘Manx Fairy Tales’ by Sophia Morrison. 1910.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Cattails’ by Kevin MacLeod
‘Highland Castle’ by Darren Curtis
‘Harp Instrumental’ by Lion Free Music