Chulrua

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    Reels: Paddy Taylor's/Micho Russell's/The Bloom of YouthChulrua
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    Slip Jigs: I'm the Boy for Bewitching Them/The Man Who'll Never Be Able/The Night Poor Larry Got StretchedChulrua
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    Song: A Day in SligoChulrua
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    Jigs: Neary's Jig/Fasten the Leggings/Jackie Roche's FavoriteChulrua
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    Song/Reel: Lough Melvin's Shore/Tom Bawn's ReelChulrua

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        Celtic trio Chulrua celebrates the history of Ireland with both its music and its name. The band culled much of its repertoire from traditional instrumental dance tunes gleaned from the country's older generation of musicians. Its name, which is pronounced cool-roo-ah, was taken from the Irish Gaelic name of a wolfhound owned by Fionn MacCumhaill, an ancient hero. A literal translation of Chulrua is "red back," which was one of the wolfhound's distinctive features. The trio i... Read more

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