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
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:|
“The Gold Ring”
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on January 18th 2003 by Dow.
This is Seamus Ennis’ version of the Gold Ring.
The 7 parter is Willie Clancy’s (and Garret Barry’s)
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.