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Patsy Touhey’s

I learned Patsy Touhey’s Reel many years ago from the playing of Terry Bingham and it was one of my favourite tunes for a long time. However, for some mysterious reason it slipped my mind and I hadn’t played it for quite some times, until I heard Jack Talty playing this tune with John Blake in early 2021. I loved Jack’s version and have been playing it again since then. I also associate this tune with Dublin whistle player Gavin Whelan, and Leitrim piper Brian McNamara, who both recorded great versions of this reel.

Patsy Touhey was a great piper from Galway who emigrated in America and became one of the first pipers to be recorded in the 1920s.

X:1
T:Patsy Touhey’s
R:reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Emin
B~E3 BAFA|D2FD ADFA|B~E3 BAFB|ABde fded|
B2EE BAFE|D2FD ADFA|B~E3 BAFB|ABde fded||
e2ge bege|d2fa gefd|e2ge bege|defa geed|
e2eg bege|d2 (3efg a2ga|(3bag af gefd|ABde fded||

1 thought on “Patsy Touhey’s”

  1. Great tune Charles. Like yourself, one I used to play but had forgotten. Good to reacquaint with it !

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