X:1 T:Prohibition, The S:Lad O'Beirne M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Mulvihill - 1st Collection (1986) K:G dc|BAGB eBdB|AD (3DDD FGAc|BAGB edcB|cdef gedc| BAGB eBdB|AD (3DDD FGAc|BAGB edcB|cdef ge|| dc|B2 gf edcB|A2 ag fedc|B2 gf edcB|(3cBA (3BAG FGAc| B2 gf edcB|A2 ag fedc|BcdB cdeg|fadf ge||
PROHIBITION, THE. AKA and see “Ladies of Leinster (The)," "Ladus (The).” Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Mulvihill credits the composition to fiddler Lad O’Beirne (New York), although Paul de Grae points out the tune is nearly note-for-note the same as “Ladies of Leinster (The)” as printed by O’Neill (DMI 691, MOI 1461), and by Mulvihill later in his own volume (No. 59). It is called "The Ladus" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), a title that New York researcher, writer and musician Don Meade believes derives from "Ladies of Leinster." The piece was entered as an untitled reel in Book 2 (No. 116, p. 25) of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).
The tune was recorded as "The Prohibition" in the key of 'A' by County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman and Tom Gannon (also from County Sligo) in 1922. It is paired with "Contradiction Reel (The)" on the recording.