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Posted: 22-Apr-2004, 11:50 AM
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I love the song Clohinne Winds by Niamh Parsons and the Loose Connections. But what does Clohinne mean? I can't find it in any of my Scottish Gaelic dictionaries... Is it Irish? What language is it? Help!


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Posted: 22-Apr-2004, 10:57 PM
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It looks as if everyone is stumped. The song Clohinne Winds was written by Briege Murphy and is actually written Cloghinne Winds by her. I couldn't find the meaning.


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Posted: 23-Apr-2004, 04:41 AM
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It sounds like an Irish place name to me! Don't the lyrics give any clue?
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Yes they do, Catriona. They speak of the winds and the "Clohinne Hills" but is it a region, a city or perhaps a place in Irish mythology? The lyrics seem to give the sense of Clohinne being more of a mythological place. I couldn't find any reference to this other than being pointed to websites with reference to the song when searching the term Clohinne Hills or Cloghinne Hills.
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I've certainly never heard of it in Ireland, but then my knowledge is mostly based on Donegal and some other Western counties plus Dublin! It just sort of 'sounded' like a place name to me!

I suppose it's a bit like Glockamora (sp?) - sounded good for a song title.... but perhaps as you suggest an invention.... cool.gif
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Posted: 23-Apr-2004, 09:16 AM
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Here are the lyrics. I thought they might be of some help...

Clohinne Winds
(Briege Murphy)
recorded by Naimh Parsons and the Loose Connections

The shadows fell across the room as I lay down to rest
A storm was raging deep inside my head
I fell into a restless sleep
Of crazy changing dreams
But woke to find you standing by my bed

Clohinne winds were blowing when you called me
First you spoke my name
Your voice was still the same
You beckoned me and I arose
To follow where you led
Out among the wild Clohinne hills

The mountain mist had lent an eerie whiteness to the hill
The silver spider threadings caught my face
You darted through the bracken
Trailing stardust in your wake
I knew you?d stop beside our sacred place

Clohinne winds were blowing when you called me
First you spoke my name
Your voice was still the same
You beckoned me and I arose
To follow where you led
Out among the wild Clohinne hills

You stopped upon the fairy hill
Beneath the hawthorn tree
I thought I heard a lonely banshee wail
You held you hand towards me
And I reached to touch your face
But woke to find that you were just a dream

Clohinne winds were blowing when you called me
First you spoke my name
Your voice was still the same
You beckoned me and I arose
To follow where you led
Out among the wild Clohinne hills

The years have passed
And I am growing weary of this earth
The magic of the dream alludes me still
I?ve lain beneath the fairy tree
I?ve shouted to the moon
I am the haunted woman of the hill

Clohinne winds were blowing when you called me
First you spoke my name
Your voice was still the same
You beckoned me and I arose
To follow where you led
Out among the wild Clohinne hills
Out among the wild Clohinne hills
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