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Tune ID#742 (Gold Ring)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gold Ring about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Double jigG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gold Ring, The / The Gold Ring 1 / An Fáinne Óir / Tá Fáinne Air / The Pharroh or War March / The Pharroh (various numbers of parts, but usually 7)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
194811#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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197314#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19752#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~19764#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~19769#2
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran). For this tune: Brian Vallely (pipes).
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19857#1
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion). For this tune: Noel Hill (concertina).
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19907#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
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~19917#1
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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19978#1
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
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~19998#1
[NVall 1] Niall Vallely. Beyond Words. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboard). For this tune: with Cillian Vallely (pipes).
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~200013#2
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes).
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20022.12#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes).
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~200213#1
[TMIYD] 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).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #708 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #12 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 28 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
As tune #9 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #139 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 72 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On pages 123-124 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #51 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 84 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 141 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #43 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