Janet and Stewart Farrar, who are witches and authors of books on witchcraft, answer questions from callers on 'Liveline'.
- Title Witches On Liveline
- 1st Broadcast 15/10/1985
- ContributorMarian Finucane (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:42
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Liveline
- Clip title Witches On Liveline
- Extended description
Presenter Marian Finucane introduces Janet and Stewart Farrar who are witches. Janet explains that they are just ordinary people who are practising one of the oldest religions in the world.
A young girl, Susan, phones in to ask what the witches will be doing for Halloween? They answer they will be worshipping God and not riding around on broom sticks frightening people.
Another caller Christy wants to know if as white witches they have a function to counter black magic? Janet and Stewart explain that they see black magic as a fringe of practising Satanists.
Another young girl, Vanessa wants to know if they live in a castle? Janet and Stewart explain that they live in an ordinary house watch television and play records and have a donkey in the garden.
'Liveline' is a phone-in radio programme broadcast from Monday to Friday from 13.45 to 15.00. The programme is currently presented by Joe Duffy with the tagline "Talk to Joe".
The accompanying image shows Janet Farrar (right) with her other husband, Gavin Bone (left). It was taken for a RTÉ Guide article promoting the documentary 'Witch Woman', published on 29 October 1999. © RTÉ Stills Library 4262/076
Halloween (a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening) is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day incorporates traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain.
- Local keywords Halloween, Witchcraft, Festivals, Jane Farrar, Stewart Farrar
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1985
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA3952
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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