Yeats and the Good People.
Here at Encounters with the Good People, we love to look at modern encounters and sightings of the Good People but… know there is much to be learned from looking at the ‘old’ tales too and more, they also give us a raw insight into the everyday lives and values of our Ancestors.
In this episode we begin our celebration of those wonderful folk who have dedicated their energy and passion to collecting the tales we value so highly.
We begin with a look at William Butler Yeats. No, not the immensely successful and influential poet, playwright and Nobel winner, we look at the man himself and his own relationship with the Good People.
The connection between himself and those he collected tales from. The inspiration he found in the land of his Ancestors, and his legacy in the 21st century.
We look at his candid championing of the Good People and fierce defence of Irish folk who dared to believe in things unseen.
In her quest to promote positivity, Kitty announces a terrific prize giveaway. Tune in for all the details but you’d better be quick: get your name in before Friday 9th August to be in the running.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio de Campo.
Excerpt from ‘The Land of Heart’s Desire’ written by WB Yeats.
WB Yeats quote read by Marko.
Excerpt from ‘The Teller of Tales’ written by WB Yeats.
‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ written by WB Yeats. Read by Michael Gambon. Produced by Discover Ireland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_VPtGfsw0&list=WL&index=9
‘The Stolen Child’ written by WB Yeats. Performed by The Waterboys and Tomas Mac Eoin. From the album ‘Fisherman’s Blues’. 1988.
Additional Music: ‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov
‘Traveller’ by Alexander Nakarada
‘Eternal Hope’ by Kevin McLeod