Prince Charlie's Welcome to the Isle of Skye
PRINCE CHARLIE'S WELCOME TO THE ISLAND OF SKYE. AKA and see "George Brabazon (2)" (2nd Air). Scottish, Air or Pipe March (2/4 or 4/4 time). D Major (Skye): G Major (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Kerr, Ross): AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHII (Skye). "Prince Charlie's Welcome to the Island of Skye" is a derivative of Irish harper Turlough Carolan's planxty "George Brabazon (2). The melody as printed by Keith Norman MacDonald in the Skye Collection (1887) is more faithful to the original than is the bagpipe march version printed by William Ross (1869) some fifteen years earlier.
Source for notated version:
Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880’s; No. 412, p. 45.
Logan's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, Book 2, c. 1901; No. 15, p. 10.
MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 155.
Ross (Collection [of] Pipe Music), 1869; No. 276.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index