The Irish Otherworld

Written by on June 22, 2020

The Otherworld has existed in Irish folklore for centuries, passed down through both Pagan and Christian stories of adventure, voyages to Otherworld lands, and visions of mist filled forestscapes where faeries and other mythical creatures exist. The music of the Otherworld has played a prominent part in these stories, from lulling unsuspecting people to sleeping under a fairy tree to wandering into a fairy fort through the often described mournful and unnatural music. Musicians have tried to copy the skill of fairy music though few have succeeded as access to the knowledge is not freely given to humans.

The Evolution of the Irish Otherworld is a brief but brilliant introduction to the fairy Otherworld of Ireland from ancient to modern times. Give the below song a listen while you read the full article at the Ireland’s Folklore and Traditions blog.

 


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