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Mar 29, 2019

More like Vampireland!

Season 8 kicks off with the fine tradition of Irish folklore, as Flora takes you through some Irish vampires and other Celtic monsters! They might not be the first thing that comes to mind for the emerald isle, but Irish vampires and other Celtic monsters have a worthy pedigree in the folklore there. As the new season kicks off, David toasts to your health and celebration for a fun edition of "Slurry Photos." While Fae Folk usually take center stage, the evil Abhartach, Dearg Due, and Leannan Sidhe play supporting roles. They aren't the only dark things to beware, however, and David rolls through several fascinating entities such as Bocanagh, Fear Gorta, the Sluagh, and the Coiste Bodhar. Pour a tall, cold Guinness and sit back for a story-filled ride through Ireland's dark night on this episode of Blurry Photos!

Music

Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Music provided by No Copyright Music:
https://www.youtube.com/c/royaltyfreezone
Gjallar by Alexander Nakarada
https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/dark-celtic-gjallar-royalty-free-download
Traveler by Alexander Nakarada
https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/traveler-celtic-soundtrack
Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada 
https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/nomadic-sunset-celtic-fantasy-soundtrack
Now We Feast by Alexander Nakarada
https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/celticmedieval-now-we-feast-free-download
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Music by Natentine (https://natentine.com)
Maz Nimra - Sorrowful Darkness, Spooky Bells, Dark Mist
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Music: Solo Cello Passion - Doug Maxwell
Media Right Productions
https://youtu.be/yMRDC_nFFaQ
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Music: Visitors in the Night by cinematicwaves
cinematicwaves.com
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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