Patsy Touhey’s reel

Also known as The New Found Out, Pat Touhey, Pat Tuohey, Pat Tuohey’s, Pat Tuohy’s, Patsy Toughey’s, Patsy Touhey’s, Patsy Touhy’s, Patsy Tuohey’s, Patsy Tuohy’s, Touhey’s Favorite.

There are 43 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh (a few times), The Lads Of Laois (a few times) and Molly Ban (a few times).

Patsy Touhey’s has been added to 11 tune sets.

Patsy Touhey's has been added to 165 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Patsy Touhey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc||BE ~E2 BAFE|D2 FD ADFD|BE ~E2 BAFA|(3Bcd eg fddc|
BE ~E2 BAFE|DAFA DAFA|BE ~E2 BAFA|(3Bcd eg fddA||
d2 fd adfd|(3Bcd ef gfec|d2 fd adfd|(3Bcd eg fddc|
d2 fd affd|(3Bcd ef g2 fg|afge fdec|(3Bcd eg fd d2||
X: 2
T: Patsy Touhey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e2fe befe|deed aded|e2fe befe|defa geed| ..
X: 3
T: Patsy Touhey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BE (3EDE BAFE|D2 (3FED ADFD|BE (3EDE BAFA|(3B^cd eg fded|
BE (3EDE BAFE|D2 (3FED ADFD|BE (3EDE BAFA|(3B^cd eg fde2||
e2 (3gfe bege|defg agfg|e2 (3gfe 'bege|defa geed|
e2 (3gfe Bege|defg ae (3fga|'bgaf gefd|(3B^cd eg fe e2||
X: 4
T: Patsy Touhey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE ~E2 BAFA|D2 (3FED ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB|1 ABde fedc:|2 ABde fedf||
e2 ge bege|defg afdf|e2 ge bege|defa geed|
e2 ge bege|defg a2 ga|(3bag af gedA|(3Bcd eg fdcd||
X: 5
T: Patsy Touhey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE ~E2 BFAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB|ABde fded||
BE ~E2 BFAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB | ABde feed:||
e2 ge bege|defg agfg|e2 ge bege|defa geed|
e2 ge Bege|defg a2 ga|b/a/g a/g/f gfed|B/c/d eg feed:||

Eleven comments

Patsy’s

I read through this reel about a year ago and added it to my "to learn" list; realized again yesterday that I really do like it. We’ve stuck it with Glass of Beer and a whole series of reels after that.

I’m turning that first E into a EDE triplet; also I have a different version of the B part that I might integrate… so more soon!

I like this reel, but there is always contention about whether to repeat the parts or not. It’s usually written with no repeats, but I have a recording of Joe Burke playing it with Charlie Lennon, and he does repeats… I usually play it with a couple of other ‘e-minor’ tunes like The fermoy Lasses and Toss The feathers, say.

Matt Molloy has a different version, in which the B-part stays in E dorian instead of shifting down to D major. Something like this:

e2fe befe|deed aded|e2fe befe|defa geed| …..

This is only a rough approximation from memory, so don’t go learning it. It’s on his 1st (I think) solo album, with Donal Lunny.

Alternate B

Here’s the other version of the tune that I have, I could almost post it as a separate one, no? Looks close enough to what you were saying, David. I’ll have to go listen to that album… cheers.

BE (3EDE BAFE|D2 (3FED ADFD|BE (3EDE BAFA|(3B^cd eg fded|
BE (3EDE BAFE|D2 (3FED ADFD|BE (3EDE BAFA|(3B^cd eg fde2||
e2 (3gfe bege|defg agfg|e2 (3gfe ‘bege|defa geed|
e2 (3gfe Bege|defg ae (3fga|’bgaf gefd|(3B^cd eg fe e2||

Patsy Tuohey’s

Last year I learned a very graceful version of this tune from Paul Dooley, a lovely fiddler in Ennistymon. Something like this:

X: 1
T: Patsy Tuohey’s
S: Paul Dooley
Z: Hiroyuki Yamada
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 300
R: reel
K: Edor
BE ~E2 BAFA|D2 (3FED ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB|1 ABde fedc:|2 ABde fedf||
e2 ge bege|defg afdf|e2 ge bege|defa geed|
e2 ge bege|defg a2 ga|(3bag af gedA|(3Bcd eg fdcd||

He told us in the workshop that he usually plays this tune between Tommy Peoples’ reels (https://thesession.org/tunes/1100, https://thesession.org/tunes/192) Lovely set, but I need to practice this one and T Peoples’ Bm one more. Not easy for a mediocre whistle player.

By the way, what’s the last tune in the clip? It really sounds familiar.

Patsy touhey’s

in the album "the unseen dance" by evergreen, it is performed twice.
I like the second version better, where it is played as a guitar and lute duet.

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Willie and Siobhán Kelly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8AXWPP1Cwg


X: 1
T: Patsy Tuohey’s
S: Willie and Siobhán Kelly
Z: Jack Gilder
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
BE ~E2 BFAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB|ABde fded||
BE ~E2 BFAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB | ABde feed:||
e2 ge bege|defg agfg|e2 ge bege|defa geed|
e2 ge Bege|defg a2 ga|b/a/g a/g/f gfed|B/c/d eg feed:||

Frank Quinn - The New Found Out Reel

The accordionist Frank Quinn (1893-1964) recorded this tune with the title "The New Found Out" in 1923. It’s practically the same version as published by O’Neill in ‘Waifs and Strays’ (1922) entitled "Touhey’s Favorite Reel". Quinn’s title is associated with another tune.