YouTube video – The Fenodyree

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

On today’s episode we cross the famous Isle of Man ‘Fairy Bridge’ and get to know the Household Faerie: Fenodyree.

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

Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? But best be careful, and don’t take him for granted, for he can be a prickly Faerie.

You may accept him into your home and family and live peacefully and productively for many years, but… you must be ever mindful never to offend, ridicule or criticise him…

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Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new one regularly. If you enjoy our videos, please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

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

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Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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

YouTube video – Faerie Hills

Do you ever wish you lived near the Good People?

So near, you might hear them, see them, occasionally bump into them?

Careful what you wish for….

On this week’s episode we take a sneaky peek at one of the places the Good People call home: Faerie Hills.

Through true accounts of those who have lived near a Faerie Hill, or are simply passing by one, we discover that disturbing the Good People, even in ways we consider slight, is fraught with danger. Not to mention the noise and bustle.

Some call the Good People the ‘Good Neighbours’.

After hearing these tales, you might not be so sure!

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***Message regarding my YouTube Channel***

Have you Subscribed to my YouTube channel?

I have a goal!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

 

***Changes to my YouTube Channel ***

It occurs to me that the Good People likely have little care for pesky numbers and lists and all such restrictions (they have better things to do!). So… I am no longer producing my Podcast YouTube videos in order, it’s random from hereon in!

Dan and I will now lovingly transform our Audio Podcast into a visual feast for your viewing pleasure in a random order. Let me know if there is an episode you are particularly hanging out to see on YouTube and I’ll see what I can do!!!

Big thanks and love, Kitty.

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Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far.

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Forgotten’ by Whitesand.

‘Spring Village’ by Retro Film.

‘Vinsvept’ by Music for the Soul.

‘Celtic Harp’ by Free Music Royalty.

YouTube video – Blue Faeries

I always try to look at the good people from a fresh perspective: respectfully brushing aside the acceptance of some that Faerie exist only in dusty old reference books, while gently stepping around those who believe only in the pretty, sweet Faerie of recent popular culture.

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

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

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

Taking a peek at Faerie who may have nothing else in common but that they are blue in colour. (I hope the Good People won’t mind).

We know that the good people are an eclectic lot. Wildly diverse in appearance and character, so let’s get to know some blue ones: Black Annis, Bluecap, Blue Men of the Minch and Blue Burches.

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

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

Youtube video – Wolves and Wulvers

Wolves: they are majestic, powerful, intelligent and (sometimes) deadly

Shapeshifters… wait, what?

Shapeshifters? Well, maybe.

Is a Wolf always a Wolf, or… sometimes at least, the Good People in disguise?

Kitty takes a look at a few recorded accounts of encounters with creatures we call Wolves and ponders why the Good People might appear to us in Wolves clothing.

We also ask: what is a creature, half man, half wolf and no part werewolf?

A Wulver of course.

We get to know the lonely, and truly lovely, Wulver of Scotland and Kitty reminds you that it’s not only okay to believe in the Good People, but knowing them could make you a better person!

For loads more Good People chat visit Kitty at…

www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

Podcast Credits:
Edited by: Magic Dan
Farley Mowat quotes from ‘Never Cry Wolf’. Read by Zed.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo
Additional Music: ‘Wolf Blood’ by Adrian von Ziegler
‘Ancient Storm’ by Adrian von Ziegler
‘Atmospheres’ by Adrian von Ziegler
‘Heartbreaking’ by Kevin Macleod
‘Hidden Past’ by Kevin Macleod

YouTube video – The Corrigan

Let’s go to Brittany, home of the Corrigan! Brittany is a beautiful region of the most western peninsula of France. Along with Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, Brittany is one of the Celtic nations and enjoys its own unique Faerie folklore. As all keen Faerie observers will know: we must resist the temptation to judge a Faerie by its appearance. And so it is with the Corrigan of Brittany. Known for her beauty, golden tresses, sparkling eyes, moist lips and ever-beckoning arms, she delights in harassing, seducing and sometimes even destroying, human men. You see, below the shiny surface dwells a whip smart mind and a simmering resentment. Her feeling toward human men teetering on that fine line tween love and hate. Join Kitty as she ponders why the Corrigan carries a particular grudge against men of the clergy. Could it be the Corrigan, to this very day, is holding them accountable for the persecution and ultimate demise of their Ancestors? * 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’ (I prefer tea actually…). This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work. Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos. I am so grateful, and encouraged, by the recent kind donations from: Nodie, Tracy, Linda, Mark, Beth and Violet. All support is greatly appreciated. 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: www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople 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. www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople https://twitter.com/encountersthe Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter? Perhaps you have your own story to share? Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website. Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com * Podcast Credits. Edited by Magic Dan Tales from: “The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz, 1911. Read by John and Leyla. Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo. Additional Music: ‘Miris’s Magic Dance’, ‘Windy Old Weather’ and ‘Duet Musette’ by Kevin Macleod. ‘Woods – acoustic folk’ by OAK Studios. ‘Bretagne’ by Royalty Free Music.

Youtube video – Faerie Cats

Curled up by the fire, or slipping silently through the streets, sleek, sensual, smart and so wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.

Cats.

If there is any creature to enjoy the company of the Good People, to understand their charm, their unpredictability and their wild nature, it is surely the cat.

Over the ages, many folk have believed that cats are actually Faeries in disguise. Or, if not Faeries themselves, to enjoy some form of alliance with the Good People.

Cats spend years watching us, observing our strange habits, our plans, beliefs and rituals. What do you think they do with all that information? Do they report back to the Good People?

Through poem, lyrics and tales, Kitty ponders if there is more to the humble cat than meets the eye and asks:

Are they Faerie?
Are they spies?
Or could they act as mediator between the Good People and ourselves?

You’ll never look at a cat the same way…

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Podcast credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Sneaky Snitch’, ‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘The Sky of our Ancestors’, ‘Parting of the Ways Part 2’ and ‘Pride’ by Kevin Macleod.
Tales from: duchas.ie
‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde. 1887.
Abridged ‘Love Cats’ written by Robert Smith. From the album ‘Japanese Whispers’, 1983. Read by Simone.
‘Sean O’Conaills Book: Stories and Traditions from Iveragh’. 1981.
‘Twinkletoes’ poem by A. A. Milne. Read by Emkay.

Youtube video – Beware the Stray Sod

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Mind how you go, lest you step your foot upon a Stray Sod.

This week, Kitty tackles the phenomena of the ‘Stray Sod’: an area of ground within a field which is affected/charmed/marked in some way by the Good People.

Anybody can be struck by the Stray Sod. No matter if a person has walked the same field, or the same path every day of their life, if they stand on a Stray Sod under the darkness of night, will suddenly find themselves lost and entirely disoriented.

Some folk find their way out by chance. Others, who lived to tell the tale, are led to the brink of deadly accident. Most are trapped within the field until dawn finds them, distraught and exhausted.

Is this just a case of Faerie pranksters? Playing practical jokes on Humans to entertain themselves? Could it be a method used to punish or seek revenge on Humans who have wronged the Good People?

Or, is their motivation more complex? Could it be the Good People trap a person until dawn for to keep them from their destination? Do they have the ability to foresee a future event, and if so, are they helping or hindering the person by trapping them?

Curiouser and curiouser…

This week, we take a closer peek at the multifaceted nature of the Good People.
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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Jazharr’ by Royalty Free Music.
‘Traveler’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Fairytale’ by Jonathan Segev.

Youtube video 29 – Are Mermaids Fallen Angels?

Did you know… some folk believe the Good People are angels who have fallen from heaven?

It’s true!

One theory of the Good People tells us they are in fact rebellious angels who fell from heaven and dwell in a world of their own: being neither good enough for heaven, nor bad enough for hell.

Is it said that one third of these fallen angels fell on the land, one third fell into the water, and one third remained suspended in the sky.

On this week’s episode, we test this theory by taking a close look at tales of Mermaids keeping in mind they may be fallen angels. Together we will ponder if this could explain why: some Mermaids avoid us, others cause us harm, while others come to our aid.

Join Kitty for a look at the Good People with an open mind and fresh perspective.

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Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new video regularly. You are cordially invited to drop in and watch our videos, but please, you are our guest, don’t bring a thing, just yourself.

If you enjoy our videos please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

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

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

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

Additional Music:
‘Moonlight Sonata’ by Beethoven. From AudioLibrary.
‘Gaelic’s Call’ by Trey VanZandt (YouTube.com/c/treyvanzandt)
‘Nature Ambient’ by Royalty Free sounds.
‘Atlantean twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘The Emerald Hills’ Trey VanZandt (YouTube.com/c/treyvanzandt)

Youtube video 28 – The Clurichaun

The Clurichaun, lesser known cousin of the Leprechaun, and unusual sort of Household Brownie is often described as a: “jolly, red-faced, drunken little fellow, ever found in the cellars with a brimful tankard of wine in his hand, drinking and singing away merrily.”

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

But… the Clurichaun has a darker side. In addition to guarding and protecting the wine, beer and spirits of the home, he also consumes as much of it as he pleases.

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

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

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

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Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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

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

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

Youtube video 27 – 5 Tales of Strange Faerie Music

There can be no doubt Faerie music is alluring. People are known to literally drop whatever they are doing, stop wherever they are going, when they hear faerie music on the air.

But, while it is given us to hear, to dance to, to lose ourselves within, it is never ours to keep.

This wee collection of curious old tales, serves to remind us that faerie music can be as dangerous, as it is captivating.

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Who doesn’t like to read a great tale? 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.

This video contains audio from episode 49 of my podcast.

Podcast Credits:
Edited by: Magic Dan.

Theme Music:

‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music:
‘Almost New’ by Kevin Macleod
‘Achaidh Cheide’ by Kevin Macleod
‘Atlantean Twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.
‘Private Reflection’ by Kevin Macleod.