The Blessing (Snippet)
A quick memory revisited by Eddie about the old custom of offering a blessing when you stepped inside the home of someone else.
Episode 11 : The Old People
Season 1, Ep. 11
This month, Eddie recounts his experiences of talking and conversing with the old people around Ireland. Through documenting their stories and experiences, Eddie has developed a rare insight into the beliefs and customs that came to define old traditional life in Ireland. He also reads some of the surreal writing of one patient named Jimmy who Eddie used to visit over the years in Our Lady's hospital in Ennis.
Episode 10 : Music and the Fairies Part 2
Season 1, Ep. 10
This month, Eddie tells us of a man named Sean O'Connor who came from Sliabh Luachra. The kind of man who didn't quite fit in. Sean's fiddle playing was a point of mockery in the local community, and he was chased out of the local parish dances because of it. Until one night, after a chance encounter with the other crowd, he gets given the gift of fairy music.
Episode 9 : Music and the Fairies Part 1
Season 1, Ep. 9
This month, Eddie tells a story from his own parish of Brosna in Co.Kerry about two cruiteacháns - local hunchbacks known as Ned Murt and Pat Mickey Seán. On a dark night, a chance meeting with the fairies and the ensuing singsong showed how na daoine uaisle have the ability to heal certain afflictions. But make sure you sing the song correctly, or you might find yourself worse off than before.
Episode 8 : The Cure
Season 1, Ep. 8
This month, Eddie tells a number of tales about the curious power of cures.Eddie relays a number of cures that Biddy Early prescribed to various people throughout the county.Cures for illness, cures for animals, and cures for the fairies.As the stories show, you had to follow the cure's warning exactly, or else!
Episode 7 : The Fairy Wind
Season 1, Ep. 7
This month, Eddie gives a brief introduction to the fairies, na daoine uaisle.He explores the traditional roots of fairy folklore and legends, and tells of a West Clare women's deadly encounter with the fairy wind, an sí gaoithe.
Episode 6 : The Art of Collecting
Season 1, Ep. 6
This month, Eddie looks back on how he was first introduced to story-telling and collecting in Brosna in Co. Kerry.Eddie explores the importance of passing down stories from one generation to the next, and how it preserves our cultural and traditional beliefs.This episode is supported by Creative Ireland.