“Come Out and Fight Me for My Throne . . . “


. . . says Janet Farrar melodramatically in this 1977 broadcast from the Irish national network Raidió Teilifís Éireann.

Author and screenwriter Stewart Farrar and his wife Janet, both from London in England, met through witchcraft and founded their own coven. In 1976 the couple moved to Ireland, accompanied by Janet’s father Ronald Owen, and they now live in the townland of Rockspring in Ferns, County Wexford. On the whole they have been warmly welcomed to the area by Catholics and Protestants alike.

Witchcraft is growing in Ireland and Janet, the Witch Queen of Ireland, challenges usurpers to come out and fight her for her throne. Until then, Janet is a natural clairvoyant and both she and Stewart can help people who have had piseogs worked against them. She once wished ill on a man and when she told him to be quiet, he lost his voice for 48 hours.

I was at that house a year or two later (and borrowed that typewriter), and I don’t remember the theramin music everywhere outdoors, so the producers must have added because they, like the Brits, just love the TV trope of the scary countryside. With witches.

3 thoughts on ““Come Out and Fight Me for My Throne . . . “

  1. Medeina Ragana

    I met Janet and Stewart Farrar in the 1980s when they came to Philadelphia for a conference. Poor Stewart looked like he had one foot in the Summerland. I was not impressed with Janet who struck me as being a bit “full of herself”. I did get them to sign my copy of What Witches Do and still have it.

  2. I have a video I shot of Janet presenting a workshop in NM that I never finished. If anybody wants a copy, I’ll dub it off to DVD and you can do what you want with it.

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