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Thread #4159   Message #22366
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26-Feb-98 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Coolin/Cuilin
Subject: RE: Coolin/Cuilin
The Coolin is a traditional tune and sean-nós song performed by many traditional bands - I think Begley and Cooney may do a version.

The word comes from Cúl Fhionn, meaning fair hair; boys usually wore their hair tied back, and they cut off the bunch of hair to leave it with their mothers on emigration, so all a mother would have left to remember her child was the lock of hair, the Coolin.