The Prince’s Welcome To Inverness reel

Also known as The Princes Welcome To Inverness, The Princes’ Welcome To Inverness.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

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X: 1
T: The Prince's Welcome To Inverness
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|(G2G)B AGAB|(G2G)B AGED|(G2G)B AGAB|BAGE EDD:|
|:B|dedB AGAB|dedB BABd|dedB B2cB|BAGE EDD:|
|:d|gabg agbg|gabg agef|gfge dged|BAGE EDD:|
g|edBg edBg|edBA GEDC|B,DGA BedB|BAGE EDDg|
edBg edBg|edBA GED2|d3de fgz||

Six comments

The Prince’s Welcome to Inverness

It’s not a Strathspey either. Hopefully rambler gary will tell us where he learned the tune, and any other relevant info before very long.

The Prince’s Welcome to Inverness

To my ears it’s related to an old Scots tune called "Hoch Hey Johnny Lad", also found as "The Lasses of the Ferry" and "The Lads of Saltcoats". Lunasa recorded it as "Jerry O’Sullivan’s" (https://thesession.org/tunes/2635). Admittedly, it’s quite far removed, but I hear the common root in both.

"The Lasses of the Ferry"

I would steer clear of them if you visited Inverness. 😛