Youtube video 13 – Mermaids and Mermen

Mermaids and Mermen – Is it safe to go in the water?
Leave your towels on the beach and join Kitty as she dives into the dark, scary waters where dwell Mermaids and Mermen. What do we know about these elusive creatures?

We know they are spotted in waters all over the world – check!
They are ridiculously good looking – check!
They are shiny and muscular – check!
But… we don’t know what darkness lurks in their hearts.

In this episode, we ponder:

Why Mermaids attack underwater divers?
How to defeat a Scottish Mermen without getting wet
Why Scandinavian fishers should carry an extra sock when out at sea?
and the bizarre hobby of the, otherwise delightful, Irish Merrow.

Faerie of traditional Folklore are old, clever and can live in water and on land. They are all around us, always watching. But what are they thinking? Are they on a mission to keep us landlubbers out of the oceans altogether?

Kitty makes a splash by declaring Mermen are every bit as interesting as their prettier kin, and warns against listening to the Mermaids sweet song, those girls are fierce!

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you to read more true tales of encounters with the Good People and share your own experiences at:

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

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Sea Waves’ by superfunnysheet

Youtube video 12 – Brief Encounters with Faerie

No, not that kind of ‘Brief’ encounter (although they are common too), Kitty is here to talk about fleeting meetings with 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 nosey. They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking? Are they baffled by Brexit, or just set on spying? Should we fear them? ​

In this episode, Kitty looks at 3 brief encounters with the Good People and asks:
What do they really look like?
Would you recognise one if they were sat next to you on the train?
Or busking for coin on Main Street?

​We ponder why daydreaming is good for us 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:​

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Credits:

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Forest of Lament’ by Jonathan Segev

Youtube video 11 – True Tales of Faerie Vengeance

Leave thoughts of mercy at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the ruthless ways Faerie take revenge on Humans.

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

They are all around us and watching, always watching. But what are they thinking?
Are we tempting their acts of revenge by breaking basic rules of decency?
Or do they just enjoy tormenting us? Should we fear them?

When it comes to methods of revenge, we learn how the real Faerie kick Tinkerbell to the curb.

In this episode, Kitty ponders one more tale of Faerie Vengeance and establishes 3 easy to follow rules to minimise the chances of you falling foul of Faerie. But, there are no guarantees. Even those with good and earnest intentions can incur the wrath of the Good People.

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you to read more true tales of encounters with the Good People and share your own experiences at:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCZISzueo7YXNPwowda2p0zQ
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

 

Youtube video 10 – Faerie Vengeance and Simple Rules to Avoid It

3 Cases of Faerie Vengeance – Part 1

Leave your lingering doubts at the door, Faerie are vengeful.

Kitty is here to talk about the real ways Faerie have taken revenge on Humans and whatsmore, identifies their favourite methods. Yes, they have their favourites!

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

They are all around us and watching, always watching. But what are they thinking:

Are they disappointed in our poor behaviour and simply trying to set us straight?
Can we ever meet their expectations?
Should we fear them?

In this episode, Kitty shares two cautionary tales of Faerie vengeance and identifies common things we do which infuriate them. We also ponder what we can do to avoid finding ourselves at the receiving end of a vengeful Faerie.

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you to read more true tales of encounters with the Good People and share your own experiences at:

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

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‘Hard times come again no more’ by Stephen Foster. Performed by Paolo Nutini and the Chieftains, from the album ‘Voice of Ages’, 2012.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Hidden Past’ by Kevin MacLeod.

Youtube video 9 – Leanan Sidhe

Leanan Sidhe – Vampiric Muse or Divine Messenger?

Leave your teenage vampire love stories at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Leanan Sidhe of The Good People.

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

But what are they thinking?
Can they relate to the vanity of our selfie generation or do they despair at our self-loving superficiality?
Do we irritate them, should we fear them?

In this episode, Kitty wonders if Leanan Sidhe’s interaction with Humans serves a higher purpose. Perhaps it’s about more than art!

So, bin all romantic thoughts of bloodsucking, we’re going to take a no nonsense look at how and why Leanan Sidhe have inspired Humans through the ages and ask:

Is she just a bloodthirsty vamp with a penchant for Human blood?
And does this explain why struggling artists are often pale, sickly and tormented?
Does she give inspiration to particular creative Humans out of lust or affection?
OR…
Is it possible Leanan Sidhe’s ‘gift’ benefits the Good People? Does her inspiration allow artistic Humans to relay profound thoughts/feelings on behalf of the Good People? Could our most extraordinary artists have acted as a conduit for the Faerie?

We will ponder what John Keats, Marvin Gaye, Christy Moore and John Lennon might have in common and celebrate Leanan Sidhe and the Good People in song and poem.

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you to read more true tales of encounters with the Good People and share your own experiences at:

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

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Excerpt from ‘La Belle Dame san Merci’ poem by John Keats. Read by Zornaph.
Excerpt from ‘Mercy, Mercy Me’ written by Marvin Gaye. Read by Zornaph.
Excerpt from ‘Imagine’ written by John Lennon.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Rainy Day’ by Jonathan Segev.

Youtube video 8 – Wee Pocket Podcast: 5 Old Tales of Changelings and Abductions

Pocket Podcast – Old Tales of Changelings and Abductions.

Sit back and relax as Kitty shares a few old tales of Faerie shenanigans, and proves that some attempts to abduct Humans do not go to plan…

Listen to the tale of how an ordinary young man out for a walk managed to out trick the Faerie tricksters and save the son of a Lord.

Discover how one Mother learned the hard way that sometimes even a well placed pair of iron scissors cannot be relied upon to protect her baby from Faerie abductors.

Then there is the unusual tale of a Faerie mother who had her own baby stolen to act as Changeling and an account from a young boy who was abducted to live among the Good People for 4 years before being returned to his family.

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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

Credits:
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Backyard Chicken who just laid an egg.
Additional Music ‘Carnival of the Damned’ by Jonathan Segev

Youtube video 7 – Changelings and Abductions – Michael Leahy

Faerie Changelings and Abductions – Part 2

Leave your knocking knees 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 sit guardian over our Natural World and are in feckin torment at the many ways we harm our environment. They are all around us and watching, always watching.

But what are they thinking? Are they impressed at our efforts to recycle, upcycle and downcycle or would they gladly send us all to landfill? Should we worry about what they might do?

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In this episode, Kitty takes a realistic look at what motivated a loving Grandmother to employ a woman expert in Faerie Knowledge and remedies, to rid a sickly 4 year old boy of a ‘Faerie Changeling’. A fateful decision which resulted in the worst possible outcome.

Was this a case or murder, incompetence or absolute faith?

We ponder why some people daydream of being abducted by the Good People while others are terrified at the notion. And wonder what do the Good People do with Humans they abduct. Are we used to serve, or entertain, the Good People or, shock horror, is it possible they need us to reproduce?

Kitty throws a few new theories in the ring and asks if there is a higher purpose to these abductions? Could it be a meeting of minds, the Good People seeking Humans out for to counsel or warn?

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

Credits:
Excerpt from ‘The Land of Heart’s Desire’ by WB Yeats. Read by Giles.
Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music by Kevin MacLeod

Youtube video 6 – Changelings and Abductions – Bridget Cleary

Faerie Changelings and Abductions​

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? ​

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:​

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

Youtube video 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…

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:

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

Youtube video 4 – Black Shucks and Hellhounds

Friends or Foe?

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?

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