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Tune ID#375 (Ladies of Leinster)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ladies of Leinster about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTUS2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ladies of Leinster, The / Ladies of Leinster / The Prohibition / The Prohibition Reel (1st in set Prohibition Reel on OTUS2; 1st in set The Conglomeration on CR 1; mistakenly credited to Lad O Beirne [Lad O'Beirne] in book MM) (also doubled, also in G)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~192310#1
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Michael Coleman (fiddle), Thomas Gannon (fiddle).
~199211#1
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Michael Cassidy (fiddle).
~20008#2
[JNolan] John Nolan. A Rake of Reels. John Nolan (accordion).
~20038#3
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20038#1
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
20154#1
[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mullingar Races
JNolan
Flowers of Red Hill
JCt 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Contradiction
OTUS2, BBow 4
Contradiction
CR 1
Toss the Feathers
JNolan
Flags of Dublin
TapRT

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1460 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #691 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 143 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #4 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #59 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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