Above is a scan from O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1850 tunes including 75 apparently by O'Carolan ). A setting similar to what is given above was recorded on guitar by John Allan Cameron.

Although possible, this tune is unlikely to have been composed Carolan as O’Neill was the first to attribute the melody to him. First published in John Clark’s 1773 collection, as Isle of Sky(The Prince's Welcome to the) it appeared many more times in 18th century Scottish books. The first Irish publication was O’Farrell’s Collection (c.1806) where it was called a Scotch hornpipe and titlesd simply, Isle of Sky

Today in Cape Breton it is often called Prince Charles Welcome to the Isle of Skye, and played using the multi-part key D setting found in the Skye Collection. That setting was recorded on 78 disc by Cape Breton fiddler Bill Lamey.

Bill Lamey's 78s are freely posted on archive.org

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