Not to be confused with the other Gold Ring (an older 6 part Irish pipe tune) this tune undoubtedly had its origins in the Irish fiddle tradition. First recorded in New York by Paddy Killoran in 1937 its origins are blurred. The above setting reflects what I've heard from recordings of Sean Ryan, Andy McGann and Paddy Killoran as well as in various sessions.
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