1884 - 1946
But Oluf Ring also found inspiration outside the field of teaching. In the years around the First World War, along with his colleagues Thomas Laub, Thorvald Aagaard and Carl Nielsen, he participated in the composition of over 300 melodies for popular Danish communal singing. Many of these melodies are today considered Danish national heritage. Oluf Ring was a co-editor of the Folk High School songbook Folkehøjskolens Melodibog from 1922 and 1940, the workers’ songbook Arbejdermelodibogen from 1936, and Syng i Denmark ("Sing in Denmark") from 1938 – all publications that included several of his popular songs.