The Piping Of Patsy Touhey

By Patsy Touhey

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This album accompanies a book by the same name written by Pat Mitchell and Jackie Small detailing the life and music of Patsy Touhey.

"A Drink Of Water" is usually called Give Us A Drink of Water. Halligan’s Fancy is Touhey’s title for the Fisherman’s Lilt. Munster Gimlet is Will You Come Down to Limerick.
The greatest piper of his day, Touhey died in 1923.

A handful of tunes on this compilation (and the extended 36 track version available through NPU) are very good with some mighty fine piping, but the tracks that are remastered from his old home recorded wax cylinders are all but inaudiable. And I’m not one to be picky about such things, but some of them are really terrible.

The piping is as good as ever, but the quality of the recordings really aren’t worth the money, even keeping in mind that they are pieces of piping history.

can someone tell me or give me a link to where i can find this recording please!!!!!!!!!

"The Piping of Patsy Touhey" - Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1986 - Cassette 001

"The historic recordings of the legendary Irish-American piper Patsy Touhey comprise one of the greatest riches of Irish traditional music. This cassette presents a new remastering of a selection of the best of these recordings and accompanies "The Piping of Patsy Touhey", a full account of his life and music, by Pat Mitchell and Jackie Small."


_1. ) Reels: Drowsy Maggie / Scotch Mary / The Flogging

_2. ) Reel: The Sword In Hand

_3. ) Hornpipe: The Kildare Fancy

_4. ) Jig/Reel: The Humours Of Glin / The Maid Behind The Bar

_5. ) Air: Brian The Brave

_6. ) Jig: Fasten The Leg In Her

_7. ) Reel: The Morning Star (1)

_8. ) Jig: The Irish Washerwoman (1)

_9. ) Reel: The Shaskeen

10. ) March: Garryowen

11. ) Set Dance/Reel: Poll Ha’penny / The Swallow’s Tail


_1. ) Jigs: The Maid On The Green / Jackson’s / A Drink Of Water

_2. ) Reel: Halligan’s Fancy

_3. ) Air: Killarney (Balfe)

_4. ) Jig: Jackson’s Morning Brush

_5. ) Slip Jig: Gusty’s Frolics

_6. ) Reel: Colonel Fraser

_7. ) Jig/Reel: The Rakes Of Clonmel / Toss The Feathers

_8. ) Slip Jig: The Munster Gimlet (2)

_9. ) Jig: The Humours Of Ennistymon

10. ) Hornpipe: Harvest Home

11. ) Reels: The Steampacket / The Morning Star (2) / Miss McLeod