Tuohey's Favorite Reel

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X:1 T:Tuohey's Favorite Reel (#292) M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Patsy Touhey manuscript Z:Paul Kinder R:Reel K:Edor 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||



TUOHEY'S FAVOURITE REEL (Rogha Phadraig Ui Thuathaigh). AKA and see "Gleanntán Reel (2) (The)," "Jenny's Wedding/Jennie's Wedding,” “New Found Out (3) (The).” Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O’Neill (1922) says this reel is a “special setting” of “Pat Tuohey’s Reel” that was published in his Dance Music of Ireland (1907). Patsy and Mae Tuohey (sometimes spelled Touhey or Tuhy) toured the vaudeville circuit around in the late 19th and early 20th century (photo c. 1900).


Patsy and Mae Tuohey around 1900 (NPU)
"Tuohey's Favorite" is closely related in the first strain, and, curiously, also in the second strain albeit the strains are a step apart from each other. That puts the second strain of "Tuohey's Favorite" in the key of D major, while the second part of "Gleanntán Reel (2) (The)" remains in E dorain.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - piper Sean Potts (Ireland) [Breathnach]; a manuscript in the possession of famed piper Patsy Tuohey [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 178, p. 70. O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 292.






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