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Tune ID#155 (Bímís ag Ól)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bímís ag Ól about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bímís ag Ól / Bímid ag Ól / Bímid ag Ól is ag Pógadh na mBan / Bimid ag Ol is ag Pogadh na mBan / Bímís ag Ól 's ag Pógadh na mBan / Bímís ag Ól is ag Pógadh na mBan / Bimid ag Ol is a' Pogadh na mBan / Bimid / Beidh maoid ag ol / Let Us Drink! / Let Us Be Drinking / Let Us Be Drinking and Kissing the Women / We were Drinking and Kissing the Ladies / I Can Court the Fair Ladies / I Court the Fair Maidens / My Name Is O'Sullivan (also in E or D, also with sung 3rd part) (1st in set Friel's Kitchen on Ch 7) (compare as reel Gilbert Clancy; compare 1st part with 1st part of Huish the Cat #3658)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
197118#1
19739#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
19758#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle).
~19775#1
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~199612#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~20002#1
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp).
~200210#3
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20055#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
20095#2
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
High Part of the Road
RBPOL 2
Green Fields of Woodford
MulcFam2
Maid in the Meadow
Hmmrs
Played beforeOn Albums
Lark on the Strand
OMBFMO, MulcFam2
Old Tipperary
JnKlly
An Buachaill Dreoite
Ch 7
Gallowglass
ECotter
Reverend Brother's Jig
Hmmrs

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #479 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #17 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 25 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
As tune #7 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As jig #5 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903