1588 and the greatest fleet of warships the world has ever seen set’s sail from Spain to invade England. Zago Augustin is a young Venetian mariner caught up in the tides of war. He bears a little gold ring inscribed, No Tengo Mas que darte, I have nothing more to give you. It is a gift from his lover and a reminder of their promise.
After defeat and months at sea Zago’s ship, La Girona, the most famous Spanish Armada vessel of them all, is laden with thirteen hundred desperate men and treasure beyond imagination. In a gale of wind the galleass comes to grief on the rugged north coast of Ireland.
Cast into the pitiless, raging sea to face a certain and terrifying death, Zago encounters captivating otherworldly creatures, long revered by native seafarers. He is offered a chance for salvation but must make an agonising choice.
The Little Gold Ring: A Legend of the Spanish Armada, is a storytelling collage of music, song, verse and prose which will take you on a journey of wonder and tug at your heart…
It is Colin Urwin's first one man show which was launched at a gala event to commemorate the loss of the famous Galleass, La Girona, at the Girona Arts Festival.
This event at YARN is the show's first unabridged performance. Don't miss it!
Colin Urwin is a folk singer, songwriter, storyteller and author from Co. Antrim. He is in great demand for events and festivals all over Ireland and much further afield. As well as his beautifully woven self-penned stories drawn from the local legend and folklore of his beloved Glens of Antrim, Colin tells many traditional Irish and Scottish folk tales.
In March 2021 he released his first album of original songs, A Kind of Love Song, and in July two albums of magical stories entitled The Madman's Window and The Swan Maiden. The third album in this trilogy, The Last Wolf, will be released in June 2022. He has also compiled a book of his folk tales which is due for publication with Orkneyology Press in 2022.