I don’t have a name for this tune but heard it on a Stockton’s Wing album - I think the track name is The Golden Stud. The track begins with Maurice Lennon playing The Unfortunate Rake, followed by a spoken vocal merging into this tune. I’m not even certain it is a hornpipe. Does anyone know more about this one ? I searched the database and googled The Golden Stud but didn’t get any more info. I also searched with various bars in ABC which didn’t give any results either.
The title of the tune is indeed "The Golden Stud", and I think is more a slowish reel than hornpipe. It was composed by either Maurice Lennon or Paul Roche [ not sure which ], in the early days of "Stockton’s Wing" , and the name referred to somebody’s ear-ring. This used to be the track where Steve Cooney played didgeridoo, starting with the jig you mention, going into this tune, and finishing with "The Morning Dew". Clever stuff, and this tune still occasionally turns up in sessions.
It gets played quite a lot at ours.
"stoneboy" - would you like to change the title from "Gan Ainm" to "The Golden Stud", please ? Too many "Gan Ainm"s here already.
Consider it done, Kenny. Is the general feeling that I should also change it to a reel ?
I was searching for this just last week as a mate was playing a jig he called the Golden Stud. I followed the comment back to the jig in the set and seems though as he was playing Up Sligo or the Unfortunate Rake and got the titles confused!!
I went to a fiddle workshop recently and we played the golden stud. its such a fun peice
i dont know this tune with another name do any of you?
The Golden Stud
Only yesterday did I find out what this tune is called after hearing it while playing in a session at the Fleadh Ceol. It’s definitely played as a reel, and I wouldn’t describe the speed as slow!
Maurice Lennon is it
the composer, yes.
Some say it was composed by Kieran Hanrahan.
The Golden Stud by Stockton’s Wing
Is this sheet music The Golden Stud by Stockton’s Wing, that is on the Stockton’s Wing - Live (Take One) album/CD or another version of the tune?
Thanks for the help…
Very probably, Nick….
I haven’t heard the "Live" album, but have heard them play it live, if you know what I mean. [ Edinburgh, 1982 ]. The set began with a jig called, among other things, "Up Sligo" - "The Golden Stud" is the middle tune, and the set ends with "The Morning Dew".
The set was also on the "Light In The Northern Sky" album, but there is no clue anywhere on the album, insert or sleeve notes as to who wrote it. If I come across Kieran Hanrahan at the Willie Week in 10 days time, I’ll ask him, to settle this once and for all.
On the record label M. & K. Hanrahan , Paul Roche and Maurice Lennon are mentioned as composers (of the set)
Those tune books
Hi I have quite a collection of tune books, not one of them have this tune in them. Can anyone give a list of the ones that have it. Mind you the session does a great job, much appreciated. Jan
The Golden Stud
1) What tune books?
2) Could you explain why you’re wanting a list of tune books featuring this tune?
Your answers may help us better to understand.
Heard this from piper EJ Jones, who said he heard it at an Altar concert some time back. Would love to have a title.
Re: Gan Ainm
Seems like a Bm version of The Golden Stud. See https://thesession.org/tunes/4740
Re: Gan Ainm
Yes, it totally is! Thanks for seeing that.
Do you know offhand what I should do next? Probably delete this tune and add it as a setting of Golden Stud?