The Canadian reel

Also known as The Canadian No. 2, Colonel McBain.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Canadian has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: The Canadian
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emix
G2 EB GEBE|AFDA FDAD|BGEB GEBE|B,CDB, E^DEF|
G2 EB GEBE|FDAD FDAD|BGEB GEBG|1 AcBA GE E2:|2 B,CDB, E4||
K: Edor
G2 DG eGdG|DGdG FGAF|EeeB eBea|g2 ed Beed|
gedB BAGB|A2 FA DFAF|Eee^d eB^Gc|B^GAF E4:|

Three comments

The Canadian No. 2

Another reel from Finbarr Dwyer’s ‘Star of Ireland’ LP. Again, in his favourite key of somewhere between E major and E minor.

Re: The Canadian No.2 / Col. McBain

Update … On his ‘Wavy Bow Collection,’ John Carty says: “Finbarr Dwyer played this version of Colonel McBain and cited Scottish fiddle master Winston Scotty Fitzgerald as a source.”