The Gold Ring jig

Also known as An Fáinne Óir, The Gold Ring No 2.

There are 106 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Gold Ring (a few times), The Lark In The Morning (a few times), The Luck Penny (a few times).

The Gold Ring has been added to 100 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:DB,A, DFA|~d3 ecA|~B3 AFD|{F}EDE FDB,|
~A,3 DFA|dfd ecA|B/c/dB AFE|1 FDC DFE:|2 FDC DdB||
|:AFA dfa|bgb afd|gbg faf|ede fdB|
~A3 dfa|bgb afd|B/c/dB AFA|1 Bdc dcB:|2 Bdc dfe||
|:dFF AFE|DFE DFA|~d3 {f}ede|fdB B2c|
{e}dFF AFE|DFE DFA|dfd ~e3|1 fdc dfe:|2 fdc dcB||
|:AFA ~d3|BAB dAF|DEF ~E3|FDB, B,dB|
AFA cd{e}d|~B3 dAF|DEF EDE|1 FDC DdB:|2 FDC D||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DB,|: ~A,3 DFA|dfd ecA|~B3 AFD|EGF EDB,|~A,3 DFA|dfd ecA|B/2c/2dB AFA|
|1 Bdc d2B, :|2 Bdc d2B|: AFA dfa|bgb afd|~g3 ~f3|ede fdB|AFA dfa|
bgb afd|BGB AFA|1 Bdc d2B :|2 Bdc dfe|: dAF AFE|DB,A, DFA|~d3 ede|
fdB B2c|dAF AFE|EDC DFA|dcd e/2f/2gf|1edc dfe:|2edc d2B|: AFA dfd|
~B3 dAF|DEF EDE|FDB, B,2B|AFA dcd|~B3 dAF|DEF EDE|1FDC D2B:|2FDD D2B,|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:DBA DFA|d3 ecA|B3 AFD|E3 FDB|
A3 DFA|d(3fed ecA|B/c/dB AFE|1 FDD DFE:|2 FDD DdB||
|:AFA dfa|bgb afd|gbg faf|ede fdB|
A3 d(3fga|bgb afd|B/c/dB AFA|1 Bdc dcB:|2 Bdc dfe||
|:dFF AFE|DFE DFA|d3 ede|fdB B2c|
dFF AFE|DFE DFA|dfd e3|1 fdc dfe:|2 fdc dcB||
|:AFA d3|BAB dAF|DEF E3|FAB BdB|
AFA d2c|B3 dAF|DEF EDE|1 FDD DdB:|2 FDD D3||
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Sixteen comments

Every time I’ve tried playing this at a session people have said they knew *of* it, but didn’t play it. Anyone go to a session where this D major "Gold Ring" gets played regularly??

Usually it’s played by only two or three people rather than the whole crew. I’ve never learned all the parts myself — I keep saying I’m going to. Perhaps I shall now.

Zina

Can anyone tell me what "ort" means in this case? Does it mean "on you" - like: "Gold Ring On You"? I was wondering because it’s different from the one in G, "An F

Never heard it played in a session yet, but I learned it from John Vesey’s son Joe, who teaches in the Philadelphia area.

This is quite a popular tune in London sessions. It is one of at least three distinct tunes called The Gold Ring. The other two are both piping tunes in G, one of them associated with Willie Clancy.

David,

Would you be able to post the other one in G sometime (the one that’s not here already)? Is it the O’Neill’s version of the common one in G?

I know yet another "Gold Ring" in Amix. It can be found at Richard Robinson’s index.

Grainne Hambly, the harper from Belfast, has a wonderful version of this tune on her CD "Between the Showers." I highly recommend this CD.

Dow, the "common" version I presume you refer to is already in The Session (www.thesession.org/tunes/37), albeit not quite the setting I am used to. I will post my version in the comments section for that tune.

Yet another gold ring…

This is pretty similar to Dow’s version, but I heard Dezi Donnelly play this with Michael McGoldrick on The Full Set (it’s on youtube - in the second half of the first segment of the show)

X: 1
T:Gold Ring
M:6/8
R:jig
K:D
DB,|: ~A,3 DFA|dfd ecA|~B3 AFD|EGF EDB,|~A,3 DFA|dfd ecA|B/2c/2dB AFA|
|1 Bdc d2B, :|2 Bdc d2B|: AFA dfa|bgb afd|~g3 ~f3|ede fdB|AFA dfa|
bgb afd|BGB AFA|1 Bdc d2B :|2 Bdc dfe|: dAF AFE|DB,A, DFA|~d3 ede|
fdB B2c|dAF AFE|EDC DFA|dcd e/2f/2gf|1edc dfe:|2edc d2B|: AFA dfd|
~B3 dAF|DEF EDE|FDB, B,2B|AFA dcd|~B3 dAF|DEF EDE|1FDC D2B:|2FDD D2B,|

This is the GOld Ring that the Killfenora C. Band plays…not the other one.

“The Broken Gold Ring” ~ A reduction, which may not survive :-D

Submitted on August 6th 2012 by ceolachan.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/12112

Two parts, 3rd & 4th, as one tune, as played by Matt Cunningham and the family ceili band, regular visitors to these realms, Manchester in the Northwest of England…

Pathway to the well version

This is the version you’ll find on Matt Molloy and Arty Glynn’s Pathway to the Well Recording.

Piping Friendly Version

Back to a piping friendly version.

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The third and fourth parts of this tune appear as

‘Nimble Fingers’ in the book "Seán Ryan’s Dream" and it ties up with the link posted by ceolachan, http://thesession.org/tunes/12112

Regards
David