The Gold Ring jig

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Gold Ring has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|cAG GFG|cAG G2d|cAG GFG|cAG F2d|
cAG GFG|cAG A2G|FAd fed|cAF G2:|
|:d|cAd cAd|cAG G2d|cAd cAd|cAG F2d|
|cAd cAd|cAG A2G|FAd fed|1cAF G2:|2 cAF G||
|:Bd|gdg gdc|BGG GBd|f2f fed|cAG FGA|
g3gdc|BGG G2d|f/g/ag fed|cAF G:|
|:Bd|gdd fdd|gdd fdd|gdd fed|cAF GBd|
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|f/g/ag fed|cAF G:|
|z|:A|B2G ABG|d2GG2A|B2G ABG|cAG FGA|
BAG AGF|GFD FGA||f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|
X: 2
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|cAG GFG|cAG G2d|cAG GFG|cAGF2 d|cAG GFG|\
cAG TA2 G|FGA (Mfed)|cAG G2:|d|cAd cAd|
cAG G2d|cAd cAd|cAG F2d|cAd cAd|cAG TA2G|FGA (Mfed)|cAGG2:|(3d/e/f/|\
gag gdc|BGGG2 d/e/|=fgf fc_B|
A=FF F2d|gag gdc|BGG G2d|=fgf fed|cAG G2:|(3d/e/f/|\
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|gdd fdd|cAG G2 (3d/e/f/|gdd fdd|
gdd fdd|(f/g/a)g f2d|cAG G2:|D|Gdd Gdd|cAG G2A|TB2G TA2G|\
cAG F2A|TB2G TA2G|TB2G TA2G|FGA (Mfed)|
cAG G2 :| (G/A/)|BGB AFA|DED FED|Add fed|cAG FGA|\
BGB AFA|DED FED|Add fed|cAGG2:|
|:(G/A/)|BAB DED|AFA DED|Add fed|cAG FGA|BAB DED|\
AFA DED|Add fed|cAGG2:|
X: 3
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|cAG ~G3|cAF G2d|cAG GFG|cAG F2d|
cAG ~G3|cAG A2G|FGA fed|cAF G2:|:d|
cAd cAd|cAF G2d|cAd ~c3|cAG F2d|
cAd c2d|cAG A2G|FGA fed|cAF G2:|:d|
gdg gdc|BGG Gde|fgf fcB|AFF F2d|
gdg gdc|BGG Gde-|f3 fed|cAF G2:|:d|
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|gdd fdd|cAF GBd|
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|:A|
B2G A2G|d2G G2A|B2G A2G|cAG FGA|
BAG AGF|GFD FGA|f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|
X: 4
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|cAG G3|cAF G2d|cAG GFG|cAG F2d|
cAG G3|cAG A2G|FAd (3gfed|cAF G2:|
|:d|cAd cAd|cAF G2d|cAd c3|cAG F2d|
cAd c2d|cAG A2G|FAd (3gfed|cAF G2:|
|:d|gdg gdc|BGG Gde|(=f3 ^f)dc|AFF F2d|
gdg gdc|BGG Gde|(=f3 ^f)ed|cAF G2:|
|:d|gdd fdd|Gdd Fdd|gdd fdd|cAF GBd|
gdd fdd|Gdd Fdd|f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|
|:A|Gdd Gdd|cAG G2A|B2G ABG|cAG FGA|
B2G A2F|G2D FGA|f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Gold Ring
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d| cAG GFG | cAG G2d | cAG GFG | cAG F2d |
cAG GFG | cAG A2G | FGA fed | cAF G2:|
|:d| cAd cAd | cAF G2d | cAd cAd | cAG F2d |
cAd cAd | cAG A2G | FGA fed | cAF G2:|
|:(3d/e/f/|gag gdc | BGG G2 d/e/ | =fg=f =fc_B | A=F=F =F2D |
gag gdc | BGG G2d | =fg=f =fed | cAF G2:|
|:(3d/e/f/| gdd fdd | gdd fdd | gdd fdd | cAF G2 d |
gdd fdd | gdd fdd | f/g/ag fed | cAF G2:|
|:D|Gdd Gdd | cAF G2A | B2 G A2G | cAG FGA |
B2GA2G | B2G A2G | FGA fed | cAF G2:|
|:G/A/|BGB AFA | DED FED | Add fed | cAG FGA |
BAB DED | DED FED | Add fed | cAF G2:|

Seven comments

This is the third tune posted here by the name of The Gold Ring (perhaps we should aim to have five by the 28th December). It is a close cousin of, but a distinct tune from one of the other two: https://thesession.org/tunes/37.

This setting comes from the Boys of the Lough’s second album. It is not as well known as either of the other two Gold Rings posted here - I don’t recall hearing it played in a session yet - but it deserves an airing, and is different enough, I think, from its cousin not to get the two tunes mixed up.

The following setting, with F-naturals in the 3rd part, a somewhat different 5th part and additional 6th and 7th parts, appears in O’Neill’s 1001:

d|cAG GFG|cAG G2d|cAG GFG|cAGF2 d|cAG GFG|\
cAG TA2 G|FGA (Mfed)|cAG G2:|d|cAd cAd|
cAG G2d|cAd cAd|cAG F2d|cAd cAd|cAG TA2G|FGA (Mfed)|cAGG2:|(3d/e/f/|\
gag gdc|BGGG2 d/e/|=fgf fc_B|
A=FF F2d|gag gdc|BGG G2d|=fgf fed|cAG G2:|(3d/e/f/|\
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|gdd fdd|cAG G2 (3d/e/f/|gdd fdd|
gdd fdd|(f/g/a)g f2d|cAG G2:|D|Gdd Gdd|cAG G2A|TB2G TA2G|\
cAG F2A|TB2G TA2G|TB2G TA2G|FGA (Mfed)|
cAG G2 :| (G/A/)|BGB AFA|DED FED|Add fed|cAG FGA|\
BGB AFA|DED FED|Add fed|cAGG2:|
|:(G/A/)|BAB DED|AFA DED|Add fed|cAG FGA|BAB DED|\
AFA DED|Add fed|cAGG2:|

Thanks for posting the different settings David - nice one.

The Gold Ring by Seamus Ennis

T:Gold Ring, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Seamus Ennis
R:jig
D:
H:
Z:gmp
K:G
d|cAG ~G3|cAF G2d|cAG GFG|cAG F2d|
cAG ~G3|cAG A2G|FGA fed|cAF G2:|:d|
cAd cAd|cAF G2d|cAd ~c3|cAG F2d|
cAd c2d|cAG A2G|FGA fed|cAF G2:|:d|
gdg gdc|BGG Gde|fgf fcB|AFF F2d|
gdg gdc|BGG Gde-|f3 fed|cAF G2:|:d|
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|gdd fdd|cAF GBd|
gdd fdd|gdd fdd|f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|:A|
B2G A2G|d2G G2A|B2G A2G|cAG FGA|
BAG AGF|GFD FGA|f/g/ag fed|cAF G2:|

Ennis’

This is Seamus Ennis’ version of the Gold Ring.

The 7 parter is Willie Clancy’s (and Garret Barry’s)

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The Gold Ring

I was lucky to hear Edel Fox play this version of the tune. She did explain that it comes from Seamus Ennis’ piping.

Two Dublin-born musicians Sean Keane and Mick O’Brien recorded virtually the same but longer versions of the tune separately.

Sean Keane - Gusty’s Frolicks: https://thesession.org/recordings/929
Paddy Glackin, Mick O’Brien & Mick Gavin - The Flags of Dublin: https://thesession.org/recordings/1083

The Gold Ring, X:5

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This setting has six parts and the third changes to mixolydian with F naturals all through it. Nice contrast, definitely a piping tune.