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.

Youtube video 3 – Banshee: Harbinger of Death or Spiritual Companion?

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

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
www.instagram.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.

Youtube video 2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places

Episode 2 – Ireland, Ancestral Memory and Thin Places.

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? Should we fear them?

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

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
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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.

Youtube video Episode 1 – Who are the Good People?

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

and contact Kitty at:
www.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 www.instagram.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.