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Bímís ag Ól


Bímís ag Ól / We were drinking & kissing the ladies / Búmid ag ol is ag pogadh na mban (Jig)


The sleeve notes of “John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina” album, Topic Records, 1974, state: “The Gaelic name for the first tune is Bimid ag ol is ag pogadh na mban. The air was used by the Killarney Farm worker Sailor soldier and poet Eoghan Rua O Suilleabhán (1748 – 1784) for one of his poems.”

Details: L-R: Joe Ryan & John Kelly Senior. Date: Unknown.

Credit: John Kelly Senior’s personal collection. 


John Kelly playing Bímis ag Ól on the concertina

Credit: John Kelly Fiddle & Concertina album, Topic Records, 1974. Link.


John Kelly playing Bímis ag Ól & Patsy Geary's on the fiddle

Details: Location: Cultúrlann na hÉireann. Date: 1968. Collector: Séamus MacMathúna.

Credit: © Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Séamus MacMathúna Sound Collection.  Link.


Notated from above audio.


Bímís ag Ól