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X:270 T:Colonel McBain's Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Rice-Walsh manuscript R:Reel K:D EF|GEBE GABG|FDAD FGAF|GEBE GABc|dBAF E2 EF| GEBE GABG|FDAD FGAF|GEBE GABc|dBAF E2|| ef|gefd edBc|dBAG FD D2|gfed edBA|Beed e2 ef| gefd edBc|dBAG FD D2|EFGA B2 Bc|dBAF E2|| % % "Col. McBain's Reel" first appeared in print in Bremner's 2nd % Collection of Scots Reels, or Country Dances, London 1768, % and reprinted in McGoun's Repository of Scots and Irish; % Strathspeys, Reels, etc., Glasgow 1803. Its popularity was not % confined to Scotland for we find it named "Duke of Clarence Reel" % in Lavenu's New Country Dances for the Year 1798, published at % London. A setting of this noted reel as played by the experts of the % Irish Music Club of Chicago may be found on page 116 of O'Neill's % Dance Music of Ireland. % In composition and fluency of rhythm the variant above presented % compares very favorably with the original especially when given % expression on the fiddle in the inimitable style of the genial % Paddy Stack from whom the manuscript was obtained.