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Searched Fulton History newspaper index [http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html], GenealogyBank.com, Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchive.com for

Patrick Touhey
Patrick J. Touhey
Patsy Touhey
Pat Touhey
Pat Touhy
Pat Toughey
Patrick Touhy
Patrick Toughey
Pat Toohey (Fulton History index only)
May Touhey
Mae Touhey (no hits)
Touhey and Finley
Touhey and Freeport
Touhey and Lacey
Touhey and Lacy
Touhey and Whalen
Toohey Trio (Fulton History index only)
Wilbur Browning
Will Brown
Thomas J. Connelly
Charles Burke
Charles H Burke
Charles Henry Burke
Dan Lacey
Dan Lacy
Stephen Rooney
Burke and Touhey
Brannigan and Touhey
Egan and Touhey
Eagan and Touhey
Eagen and Touhey
Harrigan's and hibernian
Hibernian Comedy Company
Healy And Cohan's Hiberniana
Healey and Cohans
John E Healy

Ignored scores of advertisements for his commercial recordings.

Newspaper page references may not be correct in the GenealogyBank.com and Newspapers.com citations. I took page numbers from the citation descriptions, which I later found did not always match the numbers on the printed page.

other indexes consulted:
Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers at the Library of Congress
HRVH Historical Newspapers - Home
Northern New York Historical Newspapers by Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN)

There are several references to The Piping of Patsy Touhey. This invaluable book was written by Pat Mitchell and Jackie Small, published by Na Piobairi Uilleann, Dublin, in 1986, 113 p.

Dec. 2015
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Mount Vernon, NY Henrick's Fifth Ave. Hall Sep. 8, 1885
"Henrick's Fifth Ave., Hall. Thursday Evening, September 8th
Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co., Irish and American Tourists.
Positively the largest and most complete entertainment of the kind in existence.
8-Great Comedians-8....
A tour through Ireland, Rome and America, showing you nearly all of the principal cities and magnificent ruins. A varied and picturesque delineation of the life, customs and scenery by a company of ladies and gentlemen who would scorn to display anything but the most refined entertainments. During the tour the following celebrities will appear:...John Eagen, Pat Touhey....
Thomas Harrigan, Proprietor."
Mount Vernon NY Chronicle Sep. 4, 1885, p. 2 column 5 ad+
Mount Vernon NY Chronicle 1885 Jan-Nov 1886 Grayscale - 0143.pdf

This is the earliest reference to Pat Touhey as performer that I have found.
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John Egan or Eagan

John Egan (1840? 1845?-1897?) was born in Galway. After emigrating to the US, lived in New York City. He was probably at least 20 years older than Touhey and was likely a mentor to him. He was known as "The Albino piper" and played the pipes left-handed, as did Touhey. From at least 1879 to 1880, in performing partnership with Neal Conway, dancer. I have found references to him at various engagements from 1879 to 1893. See Francis O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians, Chicago 1913, p. 236.
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Nyack, NY Voorhis Hall Sept. 12, 1885
'... The company is justly entitled to the many flattering criticisms they have received - they are simply immense. The scenery is deserving of especial mention. The storm scene on the ocean, with the lightning flashing, the thunder rolling, and the good ship "Britania" tossing on the waves in particular. The sunset and moonlight scenes on the Lakes of Killarney were really beautiful, and they called forth bursts of applause. Another scene of great merit was a view of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, by night, with the old-time illumination and the priests chanting the Christmas anthem. - In fact, there are too many to particularize. Jerry Cohan and Dan Ryan, as the two Dublin Guides kept the house in an uproar by their ludicrous mistakes and funny sayings. Miss Nelly Cohan and Patti Bishop were also the source of much amusement. The singing, dancing, reels and jigs, were all executed in the good old Irish style. Go and see them tonight - your last chance to pass away a night in Ireland. - New Haven Review.'
Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co.
quoting an article from the New Haven Review, Conn.
Nyack, NY Rockland County Journal Sept. 12, 1885 p. 1 column 2
Hudson River Valley Heritage HRVH Historical Newspapers Southeastern New York Library Resources Council
http://news.hrvh.org/cgi-bin/imageserver/imageserver.pl?oid=rocklandctyjournal18850912.1.1&key=&getpdf=true
I cannot find bib record for New Haven Review. Found references to it in other contemporary publications, including The Centaur (London, England), May 16, 1885, p. 6 column 3, where it is cited in an article as "The New Haven (Conn.) Review"
http://newspaperarchive.com/centaur/1885-05-16/page-6
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Hazelton, PA Casino Rink Theatre Oct. 8, 1885
"Plain Speaker, Oct. 9, Hazelton.]
"Harrigan's Hibernian Company of Irish and American Tourists exhibited for the first time in this borough last evening in the Casino Rink Theatre, to a large audience, who were kept in continuous roars of laughter from the time the curtain rang up until the termination of the show. ... The illuminated scenes of Ireland representing the various towns, villages and cities with their ancient towers, were magnificently portrayed upon the canvass. ... The acting of Tim and Jerry Cohan as guides, created endless enthusiasm. They were ably assisted by Nellie Cohan and Patti Bishop. ..."
Originally published in the Hazelton PA Plain Speaker Oct. 9, 1885
Reprinted in The Columbian, Bloomsburg PA Jan. 22, 1886 p. 3 column 3
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83032011/1886-01-22/ed-1/seq-3/
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Two ads in this column. The upper one cautions managers against booking Harrigan's Hibernian for various reasons, and because it is an imitator of "Howorth's Grand Hibernia." The lower ad is for Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co., and among other things, describes "Our Great and Novel Street-Parade. A costly Irish jaunting-car, drawn tandem by two richly-clad ponies, driven by a costumed jarvey, seating a team of Irish bag pipers, playing sets of the most expensive pipes ever imported."
New York Clipper Oct. 24, 1885 p. 510 column 5 ad+
New York NY Clipper 1885-1887 - 0092.pdf
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Marietta, PA Central Hall Dec. 2, 1885
"Central Hall Marietta.
"Wednesday Evening, Dec. 2nd, 1885.
"Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co. ...
"2 The Two Barnies, 2 ...
"... During the tour the following celebrities will appear: Wm. Bauford, Tim Cohan, Jerry Cohan, Dan Ryan, Wm. Williamson, Billy Watson, John Eagen, Pat Touhey, George Reynolds, Nellie Cohan, Patti Bishop, Alice Yeamons.
"Thomas Harrigan, Proprietor.
"L. W. Washburn, Business Manager.
"R. A. Bigelow, Press Agent. ..."
Marietta [PA] Register Nov. 28, 1885 p. 3 column 5 ad+
Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers. POWER Library Pennsylvania
http://contentdm1.accesspa.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/sstlp-newsp/id/6967/rec/12
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Doylestown, PA Lenape Hall Dec. 8, 1885
'-The Harrigan Hibernian Company's bill-poster has succeeded in illustrating the telegraph poles, fences and old buildings, in highly artistic style. Gaily colored lithographs also appear in nearly every show window.'
'-Harrigan's Double Hibernian Company will present the "Tourists," in Lenape hall, this Tuesday evening. Apparently they are a reliable company, and they promise to give an excellent entertainment. There are eight leading comedians in the company, and their rendering of the excellent comedy, "The Two Barneys, or Mulligan's Double," is said to be very good. Reserved seats can be obtained at Taylor & Hulshizer's drug store without extra charge.'
Doylestown [PA] Democrat Dec. 8, 1885 p. 3 column 1
Also:
'Harrigan's Hibernia Company.- A Good Performance Promised. - Harrigan's Hibernia Company will perform in Lenape hall, Doylestown, this Tuesday evening, December 8th. This company comes highly recommended by the press throughout the State. The Hazelton Sentinel, Renovo Evening News, Plain Speaker, Minersville Miners' Journal, Pottsville Miners' Journal, Nanticoke paper, Pittsburg Leader, Kittanning Democrat and others, all speak in terms of commendation of the scenery, the acting and the performers. The scene is laid in "Old Ireland," and the representations of the various places of interest are said to be first-class in every particular, and Jerry Cohan, who explains them, a fine linguist, as well as an Irish comedian of much ability. The dancing by the Irish comedy company is excellent, and the Dublin guides are brimful of fun. Miss Nellie Cohan and Patti Bishop, the ballad singers; Will Brantford and Ryan, in comedy; John Williamson as a ventriloquist; Pat Toohey and John Hagan, as bagpipeists, each and all are said to excel in their various parts. In short, the whole company is described to be of such a character that from the time the curtain rolls up until the last strains of the orchestra are heard, the interest never wanes, so that if there be any truth in what is said about the Hibernia Company, it will well repay our citizens to turn out and witness the performance.'
Doylestown [PA] Democrat Dec. 8, 1885 p. 3 column 2
Paper copy in Mercer Museum library, Doylestown, PA
Ad this show, with text nearly identical to Nov. 28, 1885 ad, above.
Doylestown [PA] Democrat Dec. 1, 1885 p. 3 column 7 ad+
Paper copy in Mercer Museum library, Doylestown, PA.

Excerpt from letter from Henry Mercer to Francis O'Neill Aug. 27, 1920

'I hope that Mr Touhey is still alive and that he has not forgotten, as I never shall for it was my first hearing of the Irish bag pipes the day, in December 1885, when he and John Eagan, the Piper, whom you commemorate sitting in a little jaunting car with a pony played the Joy of my Life and Donnybrook Fair as you have it or as Eagan called it Off to Donnybrook around the streets of our village Doylestown and also how I followed them to the Hotel and afterwards with delight and admiration coaxed them over to my fathers house where they played a long time for me in my room. None of my relatives or friends with one exception perhaps then or since seem to have taken any interest in these stirring tunes but I as a woodbe and very poor player of them by ear, on the violin have never forgotten the effect then produced upon me. I took down the names of twelve tunes then heard from Eagan, all of which appear by name in your collection except three, namely "The Quakers Wedding", "Lincoln Jig" and "Rakish Judy" which you may however have under other names.'
From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. tu+
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Excerpt from letter from Henry Mercer to Francis O'Neill Oct. 1, 1920

[p. 6, on letterhead of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Doylestown Pennsylvania]
"From Note-book of 188?3 Continued. Entry Dec. 1885

"The two pipers [John Egan and Patrick Touhey] gave me the addresses of William Taylor, 704 Shirley Street, Philadelphia. who made their bagpipes as the best maker of pipes in America, also a fine player. ..."

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society.

Mercer's fhe first account of these events is in his Notebook, folder, 16:2 at the Mercer Museum Library. Notebook, folder 16:6 has a grab-bag of things, including "Notes on Irish Pipers and Fiddlers," mostly addresses. Including:

"Pipers
Eagan & Tohey Egan 79 Montgomery St. N Y. - Wm Taylor 714 Shirley St Phil
(Taylor) T F Kerrigan 316 W. 42
St. N Y. av[?] 8th ave."
[Note that in his letter to O'Neill of Oct 1, 1920 Mercer copies Taylor's address as 704 Shirley Street. This entry is in the same skinny black ink as the 1885 notes in Notebook 16:2]

See also transcribed exerpts from this letter, Oct. 1, 1920, below.
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Mentions of Touhey in Henry Mercer's copy of
Ryans Mammoth Collection 1050 Reels and Jigs published by Elias Howe copyright 1883. (L Mer 781.7)
Pencilled note implies Mercer bought it in 1884.
Rebound in boards, with blank leaves inserted between each original leaf. Several of these additional leaves have pencil or ink comments added by Mercer; a few have music manuscripts pasted to them.

Opposite p. 4
At bottom of page in ink:
'The following is copied (Aug. 10, 1920) by me H. C. Mercer from my old notebook of 1883 and entry written Dec. 1885 by me -
' "Dec. 1885. 2 Irish bagpipers from a travelling show Eagan and Tohey played in my room (John Eagan and Patrick Tuohey) at Aldie Doylestown Pa, all afternoon
'John Eagan 79 Montgomery st. New York City. Patrick Tohey 35 Ross st. E. Brooklyn NY.

Opposite p. 5:
'Their reels and jigs were wonderful and the names of the prettiest were -
'Bonny Kate The Munster Buttermilk.
'Quaker Wedding - Lincoln Jig - Star of Munster.
'Rakish Judy - Maid on the Cherry Tree, Lady on the Island. Salamanca Reel. Rakish Paddy. College Grove. Murphy's Hornpipe.
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'One afternoon as I was loitering in Doylestown a strange strain of music evidently the sound of bagpipes but not strident or piercing[?] like the Scotch but soft & "honeyed" came floating on the breeze from the direction of E. State St on Oakland Ave - & I hurried that way to find that an Irish Play had come to town & that a little Irish Jaunting Car drawn by a very small pearl grey pony seated in which Eagan & Tuohey (the latter as an accompanist I think) were playing a jig - which they afterwards told me was "Off to Donnybrook" on the Irish bagpipes which I had never seen or heard of before. As a very poor amateur ambitious player (entirely by ear) of Jigs and Reels on the violin, & the friend & follower of all country fiddlers who came in my way - this entirely new (to me) & splendidly played music [illegible erased word]'

Opposite p. 6:
'- made a great impression on me - I [illegible erased words] joined a small crowd of men & boys and followed the car up & down this & other streets [illegible erased words] - until they reached the "Monument House" - where I pressed[?] through the crowd & introduced myself, coaxed them to go on playing indoors - & finally to come over to "Aldie" my home & play for me (either the rest of that[?] or all the following afternoon) in my room, where their wonderful & to me romantic, stirring, intensely Irish - tempestuous whirl of Fairy dances[?] - had a very profound effect on me. Nevertheless it failed to make any particular impression on my Aunt, Father, Mother, or any of the family [illegible erased words].
'John Eagan was a heavily built man - nearly blind, & an albino - with white eyelashes & kindly[?] eyes and had a very elaborate set of pipes, which he said had been made for him by the celebrated maker William Taylor then at an old back room looking south - dark & crowded at some where about 4th & Race or Vine sts Philadelphia where I went to see him - soon after which he moved to 714 Shirley st (near or on Ridge Avenue[?].
--------------------------------------------------- [waved line across page]'

Opposite p. 7:
'[in ink] All preceeding notes between the waved lines, here inserted from memory July 1920 by me H. C. Mercer and not from note book.'

Opposite p. 9:
...
'Note Book of 1885 [corrected in black ink to 1883] continued,-
'Patrick Touhey gave me his address as at 1338 Bristow Street, New York City.' [March 1886? Unclear from context when Touhey told this to Mercer.]

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society.
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Dover, NJ Moller Opera House Dec. 23, 1885 [web page says 1880]
Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co. Ad similar to one of Sep. 4, 1885, listing Pat Touhey.
"Dover's Great Theatres" Dover Area Historical Society
http://doverhistoricalsociety.com/files/pages/doverstheatres/doverstheatres.htm
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Reading, PA Academy of Music Jan. 22-23, 1886
Amusements.
'Harrigan's Hibernian Panorama and Specialty show entertained a fair-sized audience last evening. The panorama of Irish scenery, with views of cities, castles, and places of historic interest, were much appreciated. Besides these views, the "two Barneys," Messers Jerry and Tim Cohan, gave a unique exhibition of Irish character. The Irish bagpipers, Pat. Toohey and John Eagan, formed an excellent part of the show; it was probably the best music on the bagpipes ever heard here. There was lively dancing, of the Irish jig sort.'
Reading, PA Daily Times and Dispatch Jan. 23, 1886 p. 4 column 1 and ad column 4
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#216|46466456
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Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Opera House Jan. 28, 1886
Harrigan's Hibernian.
First Appearance in Hazelton With Much Success.
"Plain Speaker, Oct. 9, Hazelton.]
"Harrigan's Hibernian Company of Irish and American Tourists exhibited for the first time in this borough last evening in the Casino Rink Theatre, to a large audience, who were kept in continuous roars of laughter from the time the curtain rang up until the termination of the show. ... The illuminated scenes of Ireland representing the various towns, villages and cities with their ancient towers, were magnificently portrayed upon the canvass. ... The acting of Tim and Jerry Cohan as guides, created endless enthusiasm. They were ably assisted by Nellie Cohan and Patti Bishop. ...
"Bloomsburg Opera House, Jan. 28."
Originally published in the Hazelton PA Plain Speaker Oct. 9, 1885
Reprinted in The Columbian, Bloomsburg PA Jan. 22, 1886 p. 3 column 3
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83032011/1886-01-22/ed-1/seq-3/
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Waverly, NY Opera House Feb. 2, 1886
Harrigan Hibernian Company
"On that day a pair of Irish bagpipes, costing $800 each will be on exhibition."
Waverly Free Press Jan. 30, 1886 p. 2 columns 2 and 3
Waverly NY Free Press 1886-1888 - 0053.pdf
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Huntingdon, PA Opera House Feb. 11, 1886
Local and Personal.
"Harrigan's Hibernian Tourists Company will appear in the opera house, this city, on the evening of Feb. 11th. They have two small ponies, weighing about 300 pounds apiece, and an imported Irish jaunting car, that they use in their street parade. Look out for them.
...
Watch for the street parade of the Harrigan Hibernian company, on the afternoon of Feb. 11th, when a jaunting car with bagpipe music inside can be seen; also a brass band of eight pieces. On that day a pair of bagpipes, costing $800 each, will be on exhibition."
Huntingdon [PA] Journal Jan. 29, 1886 p. 3 column 1
Newspaperarchive.com
102943927.pdf
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Titusville, PA Academy of Music February 22, 1886
Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co., Irish and American Tourists. Text of ad almost identical to Sep. 4 1885 ad, above, but list of celebrities is different. "... John Eagan, Con Touhey,..."
Titusville Morning Herald Feb. 19, 1886 p. 4 column 5 ad+
http://newspaperarchive.com/titusville-herald/1886-02-19/page-4
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Warren, PA Library Hall Feb. 23, 1886
Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co., Irish and American Tourists. Text of ad almost identical to Feb. 22 1885 ad, above.
"... John Eagan, Con Touhey...."
Warren PA Sunday Mirror Feb. 21, 1886 p. 5 column 4 ad+
Newspaperarchive.com
244003000.pdf
Announcement this show:
Warren PA Sunday Mirror Feb. 21, 1886 p. 9 column 4
Newspaperarchive.com
244003004.pdf
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Ithaca, NY Wilgus Opera House March 17, 1886
Town Talk.
"-Watch for the street parade of the Harrigan Hibernian company, when a jaunting car with bagpipe music inside can be seen; also a brass band of eight pieces. On that occasion a pair of Irish bagpipes, costing $800 each, will be on exhibition. The company is to be here Wednesday, March 17."
Ithaca [NY] Daily Journal March 15, 1886 p. 3 column 1
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031157/1886-03-15/ed-1/seq-3/
advertisement this show:
Ithaca [NY] Daily Journal March 16, 1886 p. 3 column 8 ad+
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031157/1886-03-16/ed-1/seq-3/
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Ithaca, NY Journal Hall March 17, 1886
Friendly Sons' Festival.
"The festival held at Journal Hall last evening under the auspices of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick was a grand success, $125 being realized from the event. At the conclusion of the entertainment at the opera house, the Irish bagpipers appeared and favored the large audience with their strange music."
Ithaca [NY] Daily Journal March 18, 1886 p. 3 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031157/1886-03-18/ed-1/seq-3/
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Owego, NY Wilson Opera House March 18, 1886
"Wilson Opera House, Thursday, March 18, Harrigan's Double Hibernian Co. ...." Text of ad almost identical to Sep. 4 1885 ad, above, but list of celebrities is different. "...Con Touhey, John Eagan,..."
Owego NY Tioga County Record March 13, 1886 p. 3 column 7 ad+
Owego NY Tioga County Record 1881-1888 Grayscale - 0134.pdf
Earliest ad with mention of Con (or Con.) Touhey:
Lebanon, PA Fisher's Hall Jan. 21, 1886
Lebanon Daily News Jan. 16, 1886 p. 4 column 6 ad+
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#13323725
another similar ad:
Medina, NY Bent's Opera House March 9, 1886
Medina Register March 4, 1886 p. 2 column 6 ad+
Medina NY Daily Register Journal 1882-1887 - 0883.pdf
announcement this show:
Medina Register March 4, 1886 p. 5 columns 4 and 7
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn88074109/1886-03-04/ed-1/seq-5/
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Oswego, NY Academy of Music April 2, 1886
The Harrigan 'Tourists'
Reprint of review from The Oswego, New York, Times-Express, April 3rd, 1886 "Pat Toohey and John Eagan played the bagpipes very well, and on a call for repetition Eagan danced to the music of the pipes in a masterly way."
Fort Wayne [Ind.] Daily News Nov. 7, 1887 p. 2 column 2
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#34240514
Advertisement this show:
Oswego Palladium April 2, 1886 p. 4 column ? ad+
image corrupted, incomplete. Mention of show also on this page.
Newspaper Oswego Palladiun Jan-June 1886 - 0459.pdf
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Watertown, NY City Opera House April 5, 1886
"One Night Only
"Monday, April 5th.
...
"Watch for the Grand Parade ...
"Greatest Team of Bagpipers....
Watertown [NY] Times April 1, 1886 p. 4 announcement column 5 ad+ column 8
NYS Historic Newspapers
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84035540/1886-04-01/ed-1/seq-4/
The announcement is a reprint of the review from the Utica Observer, also reprinted in the Daily Saratogan April 29, 1886 p. 4 column 2, below.
review this show:
The Opera House
'Harrigan's Tourists arrived in the city yesterday morning, and were soon arranging their trappings, ponies, jaunting car, musicians, pipers, etc., for a street parade. At 12 o'clock everything was in readiness, the lightning drum major gave the order, "Forward, march," the band struck up, the pipers played, flags were thrown to the breeze, the small boy screamed with delight and the entire troupe, seventeen in number, commenced their tour of the city. Up to this time there had been only a moderate sale of seats, many beliving the entertainment was similar to the old-time panorama, but when the troupe's strength became known the sale increased, and last night the opera house was crowded. The performance was of the variety order, accompanied by a few paintings of various places of note in Ireland. That nearly all who attended were pleased with the entertainment there can be no doubt. To those who enjoy dancing it was a rare treat, as the troupe boasts of the best dancers in America, a title which the Cohan brothers have long been entitled to, especially Jerry, whose "Dublin dancing master" has for years been known to the stage. The play, "The Two Barneys" introduced, besides Jerry and Tim Cohan, Nellie Cohan, who does the name honor with her terpsichorean specialties and acting, John E. Kelley as a German, William Munroe as a Negro, Maj. Gorman as the tourist, the Coupes, cornetists and sketch artists, Pat Toohey and John Eagan, Irish pipers and dancers. An orchestra of six pieces also rendered good music during the performance. There was much fun in the play, and plenty of singing and dancing. The Tourists can be heartily recommended to all who appreciate a talented and clean variety exhibition.'
Watertown [NY] Times April 6, 1886 p. 4 column 4
NYS Historic Newspapers
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84035540/1886-04-06/ed-1/seq-4/
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Canton, NY Town Hall April 9, 1886
Harrigan's Hibernian Comedy and Specialty Company
'The bagpipe playing of Pat Toohey and John Hagan is said to be "a revelation to many who thought they had heard bagpipes before" Their bagpipes are said to have cost "$800 each.'
Canton NY Commercial Advertiser April 8, 1886 p. 3 column 3
canton-commercial-advertiser-1884-january-1886-november - 0492.pdf
Northern New York Historical Newspapers
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Burlington, VT Opera House April 16, 1886
"Opera House
"Thursday, April 16,
"Harrigans'
"Double Hibernian Company !
"... See and hear on the public streets the Greatest Team of Bagpipers ever from Old Ireland, riding on a Rale Ould Jaunting Car...."
Burlington [VT] Daily Free Press April 14, 1886 p. 1 column 2
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/197827345
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Salem, NY Opera House April 21, 1886
Harrigan's Hibernians
Announcement reprints review from the Utica Daily Herald, the text of which is almost the same as that from the Utica Observer, printed below in the Daily Saratogan April 29, 1886. Touhey not mentioned in announcement or ad.
Salem Review-Press April 16, 1886 p. 3 announcement column 5 ad+ column 7
Salem NY Weekly Review 1887-1887 - 0872.pdf
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Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Music Hall April 29, 1886
Harrigan's Tourists this Evening.
"...will appear at the Putnam Music Hall this evening..."
Quotes review from the Utica Observer.
Saratoga Springs NY Daily Saratogan April 29, 1886 p. 4 column 2
Saratoga Springs NY Daily Saratogian 1886 - 0606.pdf
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Peekskill, NY Bleakley's Grove June 24, 1886
County and Vicinity Notes.
"We have had our mammoth picnic. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, No. 8, were the ones that gave it, as on last Thursday afternoon when they entertained their friends at Bleakley's Grove it was a mystery where all the people came from. Before taking their departure from the village the order treated the inhabitants to a parade, and in showing themselves they were greeted with many approving comments. They marched about fifty strong, with the Verplanck band at the head of the procession, while in the rear came the Irish piper Touhey, who by playing on the instrument that he is a complete master of pleased every one. ...[At the Grove t]he Irish piper attracted a great amount of attention and was the source of immense amusement. The champion break-down dancers were Paddy Davenport [and three others]."
Peekskill NY Highland Democrat June 26, 1886 p. 2 column 4
Peekskill NY Highland Democrat 1885-1886 - 0319.pdf

Could be James Touhey senior or junior, or Pat Touhey.
Not counted as an engagement.
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Comments on Harrigan's Hibernian Company:

Earliest mention of Harrigan's Hibernian Company I have found is the ad from Sept. 4, 1885 which mentions Touhey. Latest mention is from the Mount Vernon NY Chronicle, March 21, 1890 p. 2 column 4, an ad for "Harrigan's Two Barneys, and Irish and American Tourists Co." performing at the Mount Vernon, NY Opera House March 25, 1890.
Mount Vernon NY Chronicle 1895 Aug-Nov 1896 Grayscale - 0249.pdf

Probably as early as Sep. 1886, Touhey had moved on. Next certain reference to him is in April 1887 appearing in a play, "Inshavogue," opening in New Haven, see below. Harrigan's was still advertising the "greatest team of bagpipes" and the jaunting car in ads as late as Dec. 1887, e.g., Decatur [Ill.] Daily Republican Dec. 2, 1887, p. 2 column 4.
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#7566604

The Piping of Patsy Touhey p. 3, quotes a memoir of George M. Cohan, describing this as his father Jerry's show, "Jerry Cohan's Irish Hibernia". According to an obit of Touhey in the Irish World, Touhey's connection with the show supposedly began in 1886, lasted "about a year."
Touhey was with the show in early Sept, 1885. Note the "Wanted" ad, June 26, 1886. If Touhey signed a contract on similar terms for the 1885-86 season, beginning Monday August 31, 1885, 40 weeks runs to June 5, 1886. It is a clue that Touhey likely started with the Harrigan Company in September, 1885.

Note that George M. Cohan misremembers the name of Harrigan's Hibernian company. My guess is that the company was so named to trade on the popularity of the greatly popular theatrical team of Edward Harrigan and Tony Hart, active 1870-85.

Harrigan's Hibernian Tourist Songster New York Popular Publishing Co. 1885? 32 pages, 17 cm (about 6 1/2" tall).
Drawing of jaunting car on cover. At least two songs by Jerry Cohan within. Image from the New York Public Library Performing Arts Library

Worldcat citation:
http://www.worldcat.org/title/harrigans-hibernian-tourist-songster-containing-all-the-popular-songs-of-the-day/oclc/030940996
NYPL Performing Arts Library has paper copy.
call number *MPW-Amer. (Harrigan, E. Harrigan's Hibernian tourist songster)
Also on microfilm. call number *ZB-3339 no. 9
Brown University also has.
32 pages, 17 cm (about 6 1/2" tall).
Colored drawing of jaunting car on cover. At least two songs by Jerry Cohan within.

Senelick, Laurence "Variety into Vaudeville, The Process Observed in Two Manuscript Gagbooks" Theatre Survey The American Journal of Theatre History Vol. XIX No. 1 May 1978 pp. 1-15
This article describes two manuscript "gagbooks," one of which was written by Jerry Cohan and includes a script for the "Tourist," with Barney the Guide. The manuscript is held by the Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University, cited as: MS Thr 226 Cohan Family Repertoire book, 1888.
I had a look at this book in June, 2015. It is a grab-bag of verse, song lyrics, monologues and skits. Within, about 35 pages of a skit titled "Tourist," which is, or is a version of, "The Two Barneys," performed by Harrigan's Hibernian Tourist Company when Pat Touhey toured with them. The skit apparently has 4 scenes. The main character is Barney O'Brallagan, who courts Nora. There are two men named Barney O'Brallagan, and confusion ensues. All is patched up at the end. Nora's mother at last gives consent to the marriage. She says, the last line of the skit, "Faith, I'm glad I'm here. Come Barney we'll practice for the dance at the wedding." This is the only unambiguous music cue I saw. I may have missed others, because I scanned, did not read every word. There were passages which may have been sung or set to music, this not explicitly stated.

Part of Touhey lore is that showman and songwriter George M. Cohan danced to the music of Touhey's pipes. Cohan (1878 - 1942), would have been seven or eight years old at this time.
If he danced it was most probably not on stage or before an audience. His autobiography describes his jobs at the time, taking tickets, etc., not performing. See the excerpt from his autobiography, below. Here also is an interesting obituary from Variety:

Mamie McBride

"Mamie McBride, 82, veteran vaude performer, died in New York, March 12. She had been under the care of the Will Rogers Fund, which also arranged for burial.
"She had been a performer and dancer for more than half a century, getting her start at Tony Pastor's, N. Y. and later playing all big and small time circuits from coast to coast. Many Years before retirement she was a member of the team of Goodrich and McBride.
"Early in her career she had formed a lasting friendship with Jerry and Helen Cohan, parents of George M. Cohan and is said to have presented young Cohan with his first pair of dancing shoes, at the age of 10. Theatre legend has it that it was then that young George M. camphored his violin to delve into the intricacies of the buck and wing and other modes of professional hoofing."
Variety March 15, 1944 p. 58 column 4
from microfilm.
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For more about panorama shows generally, and about Harrigan's Hibernians Company before and after Touhey toured with them, see Irish-themed Panorama Shows and Harrigan's Hibernian Company.
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"Inshavogue" a play

Gossip of the Town.
"Charles H. Hicks has booked a Spring season of eight weeks for Benj. Maginley, who will star in W. J. Florence's Irish drama, Inshavogue, to which he has secured exclusive rights. Mr. Maginley plays the part of an old Irish piper. Although he will not be called upon to be nimble footed or to warble, there will be plenty of jiggin' and singin' in the play all the same...."
New York Mirror Feb. 12, 1887 p. 7 column 5
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1886 Dec-Dec 1888 Grayscale - 0083.pdf
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Gossip of the Town.
Benjamin Maginley "On Saturday night Mr. Maginley will begin a seven weeks' starring season in Inshavogue; or, The Patriots of '98, under the management of Charles H. Hicks, opening in New Haven. Mr. Maginley will be supported by a strong acting and musical company, including ... the great Irish piper, Pat Touhey...."
New York Mirror Saturday April 16, 1887 p. 3 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1886 Dec-Dec 1888 Grayscale - 0193.pdf
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Syracuse, NY Grand Theatre May 2-7, 1887
The Theatres.
'Genial Benjamin Maginley opened the week at the Grand yesterday in W. J. Florence's "Inshavogue." ... Of course the center of attraction is Mr. Maginley as the Irish piper.'
Syracuse [NY] Daily Journal May 3, 1887 p. 4 column 3
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1887 - 0448.PDF
No mention of Touhey, but counted as an engagement.
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Utica, NY Opera House May 16, 1887
Benj Maginley in Inshavogue.
'A charming Irish play is "Inshavogue" as presented last evening at the Opera House by Benj. Maginley in the title role, and an excellent supporting company. ... In the first act an olio is naturally introduced giving Mr. Toughey a chance to display his marvelous skill on the Irish bag-pipe, and allows Bryan O'Lynn to introduce exhibitions of his dancing which has made him famous in other strong combinations.'
Utica [NY] Daily Press May 17, 1887 p. 1 column 4
Utica NY Daily Press 1888 - 0294.pdf
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Pittsburgh, PA Harris' Museum May 23, 1887
Hot Weather Theatricals.
' "Inchavogue," which is one of the most interesting of the standard Irish comedy-dramas.... The genuine Irish piper and jig dancers....'
Pittsburgh PA Post May 24, 1887 p. 2 column 4
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/86383408

No mention of Touhey, but counted as an engagement.
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Professional Doings.
"-The following is the company engaged for Benj. McGinley's support of Inshavogue:.... P. Toughey, the Irish piper, and a vocal quartette are also engaged. The company opens in Hoboken August 29."
New York Mirror July 16, 1887 p. 7 column 5
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1886 Dec-Dec 1888 Grayscale - 0358.pdf
similar announcement:
New York Clipper July 23, 1887 p. 292 column 1
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections
http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=NYC18870723.2.36&srpos=21&e=-------en-20--21-byDA-txt-txIN-%22irish+piper%22------#
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Hoboken, NJ Hoboken Theatre Aug. 28-Sep. 3?, 1887
Provincial.
Jersey City and Hoboken.
"H. R. Jacobs' new Hoboken Theatre was filled to its utmost capacity evening of 28, that being the opening night. Benj. Maginley's co. in Inshavogue was the attraction. ... The cast is well chosen and comprises ... P. Toughey.... Toughey's manipulation of the Irish pipes and the Imperial Quartette were also features."
New York Mirror Sep. 3, 1887 p. 4 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1886 Dec-Dec 1888 Grayscale - 0440.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Proctor's Theater Oct. 17-22, 1887
Proctor's Theater.
Announcement of Inshavogue, "revived last evening.... A genuine Irish bagpipes and a genuine Irish piper proved interesting adjuncts."
Piper unnamed. Not counted as an Touhey engagement.
Brooklyn [NY] Daily Eagle Oct. 18, 1887 p. 7 column 1
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1887 Grayscale - 2054.pdf
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Syracuse, NY Grand Opera House Oct. 31, 1887
At the Theatres. "Benjamin Maginley was seen at the Grand Opera House yesterday afternoon and last night in a revised version of "Inshavogue," a drama of Irish life, which he revived last season. ... in its present shape it is a stronger attraction than ever ... Pat Touhey and S.G. Smith help to make it so."
Syracuse [NY] Standard Nov. 1, 1887 p. 4 column 5
Syracuse NY Daily Standard 1887 Grayscale - 2568.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Court Street Theater Nov. 28-Dec.2, 1887
Benjamin Maginley "Inshavogue"
"Bryan O'Lynn as Thady had a chance to show his abilities as a dancer and a singer in a pleasing manner, and with Belle O'Lynn, who made an exceedingly pretty Kitty, was heartily encored for a number of jigs and reels. The bagpipe solo by P. Touhey as Terence was well received by the audience who demanded a repetition.... Throughout the play Irish patriotism and enthusiasm were kept at a fever heat."
Buffalo Express Nov. 29, 1887 p. 6 column 2
Newspaper Buffalo Ny Morning Express 1887 - 0991.pdf
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Nashville, TN Dec. 25, 1887
The Jolly Elks.
'The Nashville Lodge B. P. O. Elks is an infant in that popular Order, but its first "social session," which was held last night, was a "corker" in every respect. ... many invited guests and the faces of all the visiting theatrical people were seen in the gathering.
...
'The programme opened with a violin solo [and a recitation].... Then Mr. Touhey gave the assemblage a sample of the melody that lurks in the Irish bagpipe. A hornpipe was danced by Mr. Bryan O'Lynn in a manner that would have made a premier green with envy, after which Mr. Ben Maginley made a speech that that soothed everybody's feelings and made them happy with laughter.'
Nashville TN Daily American Dec. 26, 1887 p. 1 column 7
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/118857544
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Nashville, TN Masonic Theatre Dec. 26-28, 1887
Masonic Theatre
'Three Nights, Commencing Monday, Dec. 26.
...
'Benjamin Maginley
' "Inshavogue'
Nashville TN Daily American Dec. 25, 1887 p. 3 column 6
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/118857313
Review this show:
"The Irish bagpipe music furnished by Mr. Tuohey was a novel and delightful feature of the performance."
Nashville TN Daily American Dec. 27, 1887 p. 3 column 1
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/118857705
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Benj. Maginley.
A Breezy Chat About His Early Days-Something About Irish Plays.
"Benj. Maginley, the well-known comedian, is in the city.
[Speaks of the beginnings of his theatrical life.]
"In the general run of Irish plays the principals are singers, not actors. ... but I have taken a different course. I have secured a play in which the leading character requires acting." [Speaks of the play, unnamed, but certainly "Inshavogue."] "It is wholesome and clean and free from that vulgarity which is so distasteful to Irishmen...."
Nashville TN Daily American Dec. 26, 1887 p. 5 column 6
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/118857610
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NYC Kerrigan's Pleasant Hour 1888
A Letter of Interest
'The following letter was contributed to this maiden newsletter by Dennis Brooks, who received it from Patrick Meagher in November of 1957, when the latter was 86 years old.
' "When I was a boy of 17 years I used to go every Saturday night to a tavern known as THE PLEASANT HOUR, on West 42nd St. in New York City. It was owned by Thomas Kerrigan. He was an excellent Uilleann piper. I paid 10¢ admission. There was a long extension in the yard, in the rear of the tavern. In it was a raised platformat the end. It had rough benches for seating the patrons. Kerrigan used to be seated on the platform, playing the pipes. He was accompanied by a pianist and an expert fiddler. The waiters were entertainers who took turns singing, dancing reels, jigs and hornpipes. As I was a minor I purchased cider, while the adult spectators drank beer or whiskey. A New York supreme court justice often times would be seated beside a hodcarrier. Kerrigan became afflicted with rheumatism - now called arthritis. Pat Touhey cam up from Cherry Street, on the lower East Side, to sub. for Tom. I became very well acquainted with Touhey. He asked me to start and learn the pipes, and he would teach me, gratis. My wages in a printing office was small - hardly enough to buy the necessaries of life. I couldn't afford to buy a bag, bellows and chanter; so I missed the opportunity of becoming an Uilleann piper. ..." '
The Pipers' Review vol. 1 no. 1 1979 p. 2
http://162.13.136.126/data/IRIS/00101_1979vol1-1.pdf

If Meagher was born about 1871 he would have been 17 years old in 1888.
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Little Rock, AK Capital Theatre Jan. 25, 1888
"Capital Theatre. ...
"Wednesday, Jan. 25.
"One Night Only ...
"Inshavogue"
Little Rock, AK Arkansas Gazette Jan. 25, 1888 p. 2 column 7 ad+
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/137430861

No piper mentioned. But counted as a gig.
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Detroit, MI Whitney's [Theatre?] Feb. 13-18, 1888
Whitney's-Ben Maginley.
'... Maginley will begin a week's engagement at Whitney's ... in the romantic musical drama "Inshavogue." ... [cast list:]
'Terrence O'Neil.......P. Touhey'
Detroit [MI] Free Press Feb. 12, 1888 p. 6 column 2
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/117707284
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NYC Miner's Eighth Avenue Theatre May 28-June 2, 1888
"The last week of the season (May 28th-June 2nd) brought in P. J. Touhey (sic) and Charles J. Graham, Larry and Lizzie Smith, [etc.]...."
Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage, Columbia Univ. Press 1942 vol. XIII p. 527

The description reads as though Touhey and Graham were an act.
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Waterbury, CT Base Ball Grounds July 4-5, 1888
City and Suburbs.
"At the Second Division, A. O. H., picnic, July 4 and 5, the public will probably have a chance to see Kerrigan the Irish piper."
Waterbury [CT] Evening Democrat May 12, 1888 p. 4 column 1
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94053256/1888-05-12/ed-1/seq-4/
A follow up:
City and Suburbs.
"All of the three divisions, A. O. H., of this city will turn out on the occasion of the Second division's picnic.... Efforts were made to secure Kerrigan, the famous Irish piper but they were unsuccessful. Pat Toohey, the piper who gave such excellent satisfaction last year, and is second only to Kerrigan, has been engaged."
Waterbury [CT] Evening DemocratJune 20, 1888 p. 4 column 1
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94053256/1888-06-20/ed-1/seq-4/
Ad this event:
"Second Annual ...
"At Base Ball Grounds ...
"Touhey, the Irish Piper will furnish music for Irish Jigs and Reels. ..."
Waterbury [CT] Evening Democrat June 29, 1888 p. 4 column 4 ad+
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94053256/1888-06-29/ed-1/seq-4/
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Columbus, GA Springer Opera House Oct. 18, 1888
At the Opera House Last Night.
'Springer Opera House was comfortably filled last night when the curtain rose on the new picturesque Irish drama, "The Ivy Leaf." ...
'Mr. P. Touhey, the genuine Irish piper, was the recipient of frequent applause.'
Columbus GA Daily Enquirer - Sun Oct. 19, 1888 p. 4 column 2
GenealogyBank.com
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Atlanta, GA DeGive's Opera House Oct. 19-20, 1888
The Local Stage.
[Cast list, including:]
'Barney...............Mr. P. Touhey.
...
'The attraction at DeGive's last night was "The Ivy Leaf"....
'The dancing ... was as good as can be seen anywhere.... It was done to the accompaniment of an Irish bagpipe, a novel feature.'
Atlanta GA Constitution Oct. 20, 1888 p. 3 column 2 ad+ column 5
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/34140921
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Touhey meets Francis O'Neill, winter of 1888/89. O'Neill, Irish Folk Music, 1910, p. 32
Quoted in Piping of Patsy Touhey, p. 7
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Milwaukee, WI Grand Avenue Theater Dec. 23-25?, 1888
Music and Drama.
' "The Ivy Leaf," a charming story of Irish life, opened an engagement of three nights and two matinees at the Grand last evening.... Patrick Touhey's performance on the Irish pipes is pleasing. ...'
Milwaukee [WI] Sentinel Dec. 24, 1888 p. 2
Cited in the notes to The Francis O'Neill Cylinders CD set.
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St. Joseph, MO Tootle's Opera House Jan. 9-10, 1889
'Two Nights Only
'Jan. 9 and 10
'Two Beautiful Irish Dramas,
'Wednesday, ---- January 9 ...
' "Ivy Leaf,"
...
'Thursday, ---- January 10 ...
' The Fairy's Well.'
St. Joseph [MO] Daily Gazette Jan. 6, 1889 p. 3 column 6
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/246378058

"A genuine Irish bag piper" mentioned for both days.
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Chicago, IL Haymarket Theatre Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 1889
"... Week Commencing Sunday, January 27, 1889. ...
"The Fairy's Well, By Con. T. Murphy. ...
"Cast of Characters. ...
"Barney Delaney, the piper.......Mr. P. Toohey"
Theatre program.
Chicago Public Library Chicago Theater Collection-Historic Programs
http://digital.chipublib.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/CPB01/id/2959/rec/2

Barney Delaney was a well-known Chicago piper. Is this a jest?
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Detroit, MI Detroit Opera House Feb. 11-13, 1889
The Stage.
"The Fairy's Well"
"... The author of it is the eccentric poet and player, Con. T. Murphy.... A popular incident of the performance is the appearance of P. Toohey as an Irish piper. ... Three more performances will be given, including a matinee Wednesday.
Detroit [MI] Free Press Feb. 12, 1889 p. 8 column 1
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/118772103
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Williamsburg, NY Amphion Academy March 11-16, 1889
"W. H. Powers's Company, in The Fairy's Well, Presented (March 11th-16th) an interesting group in Con T. Murphy ... and P. Toohey."
Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage, Columbia Univ. Press 1945 vol. XIV p. 189
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Los Angeles, CA Grand Opera House June 17-22, 1889
Amusements.
"The Ivy Leaf."
"On Monday evening next, W. H. Power's company begin an engagement of one week at the Grand Opera House, presenting for the first three nights The Ivy Leaf, and the last three The Fairy's Well. ... Incidental songs, characteristic dances and All-Hollowe'en games will be introduced, and a genuine Irish bag-piper will play solos on Irish pipes."
Los Angeles [CA] Daily Herald June 12, 1889 p. 4 column 3
California Digital Newspaper Collection
http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH18890612.2.22

This is one of several engagements by this troupe in the Western States. Was Touhey the piper? Not counted as an engagement.
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New Rochelle, NY Flannigan's Grove Aug. 7, 1889
Second Annual Picnic of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
"The second annual picnic of Division No. 5, of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, was held in Flannigan's Grove, North street, on Wednesday afternoon and evening. ... The music furnished by Prof. Mager's Orchestra, was of a high and pleasing character, and was added to by that of Tuhey, the Irish Piper, who made things very interesting."
New Rochelle [NY] Pioneer Aug. 10, 1889 p. column 4
New Rochelle NY Pioneer 1889 - 1895 Grayscale - 0097.pdf
This could be Pat or James Touhey. Not counted as an engagement.
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NYC Fourteenth Street Theatre Sep. 9-?, 1889
"The Fairy's (or Fairies') Well, on September 9th, allowed Carroll Johnson, as Larry Dee to rub his accoustom burnt-cork and assume an Irish brogue. Others in the cast were ... P. Toohey as Jona Kelly...."
Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage, Columbia Univ. Press 1945 vol. XIV p. 277

A review of "The Fairies Well" at Music Hall, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Nov. 21, 1889, lists John McLaughlin as the piper.
Scranton [PA] Republican Nov. 22, 1889 p. 6 column 3
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/48253907
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"Irish Bagpiper (John Eagans assistant in 1890)
"P. Touhey - 1388 Bristow St. N. Y. City"

Notation by Henry Mercer in his hand, from his Notebook, folder 16:2. Touhey was playing with Eagan in 1885, no evidence that they played together in 1890. This entry is undated. First reference to Touhey at Bristow St. is the 1900 U. S. Census, below.
From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society. Consulted March 25, 2016.

The U. S. Census for 1890 does not exist; destroyed in a fire. I checked the 1890 New York City Police Census, Book 930, item 11, LDS Family History microfilm roll 1309968. 24th Election District, 24th Assembly District. Bristow Street is there, but no 1388 listed. Based on the age of other houses on that street (1901, 1907) I'd guess that in 1890 the house wasn't built yet.
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Syracuse, NY H. R. Jacob's Grand Opera House Aug. 28-31?, 1890
"The Ivy Leaf" A review, with cast list. Piper not named, but most likely Pat Touhey.
Dennis Donovan [performed by] P. Touhey
Teddy [performed by] The Piper
W. H. Power's company were seen at H. R. Jacob's Grand Opera House last night in the first of four performances of ... "The Ivy Leaf." ... To the musical feature Miss Boyer added something by following the strains of an Irish bagpipe on a particualrly nimble pair of legs."
Syracuse [NY] Standard Aug. 29, 1890 p. 6 column 5
Syracuse NY Daily Standard 1890-1890 - 2104.PDF
another review:
"... commenced a three nights' engagement ... last evening [Aug. 29-31?]. ... A very entertaining feature of the play was a genuine Irish piper, who played national airs on a national instrument."
Syracuse [NY] Journal Aug. 30, 1890 p. 2 column 3
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1890 - 1105.PDF
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NYC Jacob's Theatre Dec. 1, 1890
'Jacob's Theatre.-"The Ivy Leaf" served to draw a good house Monday night, Dec. 1.... The others in the cast, including ... P. Touhey, were up to the mark.'
New York Clipper Dec. 2, 1890 p. 614 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1890-1891 - 0613.pdf
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There are references to several performances of "The Ivy Leaf" in 1890 with unnamed piper.
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Chicago, IL Standard Theatre Oct. 26-31, 1891
Bills of the Week.
"Standard-For the week, including the usual four matinees, Woods Electric Congress will be seen. This is an organization of specialty performers and on the list are ... Touhey and Watson, Irish bagpipers and barn-door jig dancers...."
Chicago [IL] Daily Tribune Oct. 25, 1891 p. 36
Proquest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com

More likely Pat than James Touhey, since James was apparently touring with "An Irishman's Love" at the time. Not counted as an engagement.
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"At Liberty,
"P. Touhey,
"Irish Piper and Character Actor.
"Three Years With W. H. Powers Attractions Address Care Of Clipper"
New York Clipper Dec. 19, 1891 p. 693 column 2 ad+
New York NY Clipper 1891-1893 - 0236.pdf
also in this issue:
Professional's Bureau.
Variety.
"P. Touhey, Irish piper and character actor, is open for an engagement."
New York Clipper Dec. 19, 1891 p. 692 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1891-1893 - 0235.pdf
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Pittsburg, PA Harry Davis' Fifth Avenue Museum and Family Theater Feb. 1-6, 1892
"Harry Davis' Fifth Avenue Museum and Family Theater.
"Week Commencing, February 1. ...
"Grand Shaving Tournament
"To determine the Fastest and Most Finished Barbers....
"In the Theater ...
"Toughey and Watson, Original Irish Piper and Dancer."
Pittsburg [PA] Dispatch Jan. 31, 1892 p. 20 column 5
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024546/1892-01-31/ed-1/seq-20/

More likely Pat than James Touhey, since James was apparently touring with "An Irishman's Love" at the time. Not counted as an engagement.
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Chicago, IL Curran Hall March 4, 1893
Curran Hall, Blue Island avenue and 14th street Saturday March 4?
Robert Emmet Club memorial meeting "... J.P. Tuohy played on the Irish bag-pipe...."
Irish World Saturday March 11, 1893 p. 1
http://www.genealogybank.com
Another account of this event; from the program:
"Selections on Irish Bagpipe..........J. P. Tuohy"
Chicago Tribune March 5, 1893 p. 8 col. 4
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Pat or James Touhey
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Chicago, IL World's Fair May 1-Oct. 30, 1893
The Fair ran from May 1 to Oct. 30, 1893. There were two Irish Villages at the World's Fair; one was organized by Lady Aberdeen and featured Blarney Castle, the other was Mrs. Hart's Donegal Village. Most references indicate that Patsy Brannigan danced and James Touhey played at Lady Aberdeen's Blarney Castle village; Charles MacSweeney and Pat Touhey played at the Donegal Village. Other pipers besides these played, or claimed to have played, at the World's Fair.

To this point I have found but one contemporary reference to Pat Touhey playing at the World's Fair, and many to James Touhey at the Fair, including illustrations. The sole contemporary reference is by John Ennis, in a letter to the Chicago Citizen, Oct. 31, 1893:

"The professional players are quite numerous throughout this country, and the Midwest [Midway] Plaisance (site of the World's Fair) has some of the very finest of them. Mr. McSweeney, who was brought from the old country by Mrs. Hart to the Donegal Village, is a perfect type of the old Irish piper. He is a fine musician and plays some grand old Irish pieces that are now almost obsolete ... Mrs Hart is also fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Patrick Touhey, who is pronounced by competent judges to be the greatest performer on the Irish pipes of the present day. He is a perfect master of the instrument. He is a close student of the old Irish music, and the beautiful old airs and the dance-provoking reels and jigs seem to take on a fresh charm every time they are played by the gifted Pat Touhey." Quoted in The Piping of Patsy Touhey by Pat Mitchell and Jackie Small, Dublin, Na Piobairi Uilleann, 1986 pp. 3-4

Francis O'Neill also describes Pat Touhey at the Fair, in his Irish Minstels and Musicians, published in 1913:

'While the "Donegal Piper" [Turlogh McSweeney] played outside the main entrance to "Donegal Castle," "Patsy" Touhey, the great Irish-American piper, was the center of attraction within; and no two musicians on the Midway, representing their respective countries, won more attention or elicited more praise than they.' p. 289

'While Turlogh McSweeney, the "Donegal Piper," may have fittingly represented an antiquated and opressed Ireland, playing his ancient instrument outside the entrance to Mrs. Hart's "Donegal Castle," at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893, the hopes and aspirations of a regenerated nation were pleasingly typified in "Patsy" Touhey, the spruce young man in corduroy breeches and ribbed stockings, whose expert manipulation of a great set of Taylor pipes made him the centre of attraction within.' p. 313
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Chicago, IL World's Fair May 1-Oct. 30, 1893
Seanchas
Patsy Touhey at St. Louis [and Chicago]
" 'In the middle of the court is a platform protected from the hot sun by a large white awning, and here the musical functions of the village are conducted. Tuohey, the piper, 'discoorses' jigs and reels to the delight of an admiring audience, while Patsy Brannigan, a light-heeled Donegal peasant, dances with a vigor and grace that a first-class variety artist would grow green with envy to look at. Patsy, in his grey clothes, ruffles and green stockings, is a great attraction but he is not swelled up with pride, being bashful and modest.'
"A description of Patsy Touhey's performance at the Chicago World's Fair from The Columbian Gallery - A Portfolio of Photographs from the World's Fair, The Werner Company, Chicago 1894. The accompanying sketch may be the first published image of Touhey."
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 26 July 2004 p. 27
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0426.PDF

The Fair ran from May 1 to Oct. 30, 1893. There were two Irish Villages at the World's Fair; one was organized by Lady Aberdeen and featured Blarney Castle, the other was Mrs. Hart's Donegal Village. Most references indicate that Patsy Brannigan danced and James Touhey played at Lady Aberdeen's Blarney Castle village; Charles MacSweeney and Pat Touhey played at the Donegal Village. I am inclined to think that the piper here illustrated is James Touhey.
The original text from The Columbian Gallery speaks only of Aberdeen's Village, ignores Hart's Village.
Brannigan is described as from Donegal. Which was the case, according his obituary. [New York Clipper Nov. 7, 1903 p. 884 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1903-1904 - 0806.pdf] I am confident that the description of clothes applies to Brannigan, not Touhey. An article in the Chicago [IL] Daily Tribune, probably Aug. 15, 1893 p. 3, refers to his green stockings.

The book referred to is The Columbian Gallery - A Portfolio of Photographs from the World's Fair... The Werner Company, Chicago, Ill. 1894. Most pages are unnumbered, but there is a numbered ten-page section entitled "Within the Midway Plaisance." The drawing of Touhey is on page 1; the description of Aberdeen's Irish VIllage is on pages 9-10. This section has a drawing of an audience sitting outside in the village, listening to a woman singing and accompanied by a piano player. Also drawings of women doing crochet and lace work. Elsewhere in the book is a full-page photograph of the entrance and courtyard of the Irish Village. At the end of the section the acknowledgement "(Text and illustrations by permission of Illustrated American)." The Touhey drawing has an artist signature. This is probably Albert L. Hencke: "the illustrator, is in Chicago, where he is busy in an artistic way with World's Fair work." "The Illustrations of the Quarter" by Perriton Maxwell, The Quarterly Illustrator vol. 1 no. 3 July, Aug., Sep. 1893 p. 217. Google Books
https://books.google.com/books?id=fVjrAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA217&lpg=PA217&dq=a+hencke+chicago&source=bl&ots=pCjwBacMTF&sig=D4PkBEdUeZvxdwNhv7T5Pk5vhNo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ6AEwA2oVChMI8r_esc6JyQIVSKceCh1VuQeF#v=onepage&q=hencke%20&f=false
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Chicago, IL World's Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) 1893
"Dolan at the Fair" "Peter Touhy's bagpipes" Irish Village Earl of Aberdeen
"The concert began in due season and all during the afternoon and far into the night the Colonel watched the spider-legged and nimble-footed Patrick Brannigan dance jigs to the music of Peter Touhy's bagpipes. And he heard the songs of home, "Kate Kearney," "Aileen Alanna," "The Harp That Once," "The Woman With Three Cows," and he heard "Come All Ye's" to his heart's content. ... Encores were three deep all the time. The bells of Shandon were rung and Irish harps twanged to the Queen's taste."
Chicago Daily Tribune July 15, 1893 p. 10[?] tu+
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)

This is most likely James Touhey, who often played for Brannigan and was employed at Lady Aberdeen's Village.
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NYC H.R. Jacobs' Theatre May 20?, 29-June 3, 1893
Variety and Minstrelsy New York City.
' "The Rambler from Clare," May 20[?].' 'The company is satisfactory and includes several good people.... ... P. Touhey....'
New York Clipper June 3, 1893 p. 202 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1893-1894 - 0204.pdf
Program this show:
"Week Commencing Monday, May 29. ...
"The Picturesque Comedy-Drama in Four Acts....
"Cast of Characters. ...
"Mr. Gavan............Mr. P. Touhey"
Program at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, call number MWEZ+ n. c. 19,608 no. 31

Program includes a synopsis of the plot.
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Sing Sing NY Van Cortlandt Grove June 20, 1893
Westchester County News
"Tuesday afternoon and evening Washington Engine No. 2, of Croton-on-Hudson, held its annual picnic at Van Cortlandt Grove, Sing Sing. The special attraction was the playing of Professor Toohey, the Irish piper, on the bagpipe."
New Rochelle [NY] Pioneer June 24, 1893 p. 8 column 1
New Rochelle NY Pioneer 1889 - 1895 Grayscale - 1087.pdf

Likely Pat Touhey, but not counted as an engagement for him.
Could this be James Touhey's father? Seems unlikely this is James Touhey, with his appearances at the Chicago World's Fair.
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Allentown, NJ Borden's Grove Aug. 26, 1893
"First Annual Picnic
"Branch 6, Dist. 7, St. Patrick's Alliance of America, to be held at
"Borden's Grove, Allentown, N. J.,
"August 26th, 1893.
"In addition to a regular orchestra, Tuhey, the Irish piper, will help to enliven the occasion. Base ball (Sharon v. Yardville), foot race, sack race, etc."
Trenton [NJ] Sunday Advertiser Aug. 27, 1893 p. 4 column 5
GenealogyBank.com

Likely Pat Touhey, but not counted as an engagement for him.
Could this be James Touhey's father? Unlikely this is James Touhey, with his appearances at the Chicago World's Fair. But then again, James Touhey played this picnic Sep. 1, 1894.
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NYC Proctor's [Theatre] April 8-14, 1894
Playbills of the Week. Proctor's-Vaudeville.
"Among the other artists on the bill are: ... Brannigan, Wells and Touhey, happy Irish villagers...." [?]
New York Press April 8, 1894 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Press 1894 - 1135.pdf
ads for this show:
"Brannigan, Wells and Touhey, Happy Irish Villagers, 11:34, 5:34, 7:15."
New York Herald April 8, 1894 second section p. 8 column 5 ad+
New York NY Herald 1894 - 2127.pdf
New York Sun April 8, 1894 p. 10 column 7 ad+
New York NY Sun 1893 Nov- Dec 1894 Grayscale - 1586.pdf

Patsy Brannigan, dancer, performed many times with Pat Touhey's cousin James Touhey in 1893 through 1895. This may be a reference to James Touhey, although he was then living in Milwaukee and most of his known engagements in 1894 were in Milwaukee.
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NYC London Theatre May 7-12, 1894
"Another house show, for May 7th-12th, piles high the record with names of ... the Irish Village Trio (Brannigan, Welles and Touhey)...."
Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage, Columbia Univ. Press 1949 vol. XV p. 716.

This may be Pat or James Touhey. Not counted as an engagement.
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Lake Hopatcong, NJ Sep. 3, 1894
A Labor Day Excursion.
"The committee in charge of St. John's T. A. B. excursion to Lake Hopatcong on Labor Day are hustling and expect to have a large crowd with them. They have engaged Professor McDermott and a union orchestra, and Professor Touhey, the piper, to furnish the music. ..."
Paterson NJ Morning Call p. 1 column 3
Paterson NJ Morning Call 1894 - 1720.pdf

This may be Pat or James Touhey. Not counted as an engagement.
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Washington, DC Butler's Bijou Theater May 20-25, 1895
a play, "True Irish Hearts" "... and Messrs. Touhey, ... are also in the cast...."
Washington Post May 19, 1895 p. 17
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
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This could be Pat or James Touhey. Several pipers played in different productions of this play by Dan McCarthy, including James Touhey. An ad for a performance in Philadelphia in Jan. 1895 touts:
"The World's Champion Irish Bagpipe Player
Standard Challenge of $1000 to Play Any Piper in America ..."
Philadelphia Inquirer Jan. 27, 1895 p. 4 ad+ column 7; announcement column 5
Philadelphia PA Inquirer 1895 - 0312.pdf
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Fort Wayne, IN Catholic Library Hall Nov. 25, 1895
"Professor Patrick Touhey, the world renowned Irish piper, who is to appear at Catholic Library hall this evening, arrived today noon. His appearance will be greeted by a large audience of Irish who love to hear their native music."
Fort Wayne [IN] Sentinel Nov. 25, 1895 p. 4 columns 5 and 7
http://www.newspapers.com/image/29185751
Lecture by Rev. George W. Pepper, with musical entertainment. "Prof. Patrick Touhey" Sponsored by the Shamrock Literary club. Described as "the World's Fair Irish Piper" in the next issue.
Fort Wayne [IN] Evening Post Nov. 20, 1895 p. 7 column 2
http://newspaperarchive.com/fort-wayne-evening-post/1895-11-20/page-7
"Patrick Touhey, the famous Irish piper who delighted thousands of people at the World's Fair, arrived in the city this morning. He is to appear tonight at the entertainment given by the Shamrock LiteraryClub, Catholic Library Hall."
Fort Wayne [IN] News Nov. 25, 1895 p. 1 column 7
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/34244288
Reviews this engagement:
Ireland's Liberty
"The entertainment given at Library hall was largely attended last evening in spite of the downpour of rain. ...
"... and the Irish piper, Professor Touhey, added much to the enjoyment...."
Fort Wayne [IN] News Nov. 26, 1895 p. 4 column 5
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/28917895
Martyr's Day Echoes.
Address by Rev. George W. Pepper.
"The Reverend George W. Pepper of Cleveland, Ohio, delivered an eloquent address in Fort Wayne, Ind., on the Manchester Martyr anniversary. [Allen, O'Brien and Larkin were executed Nov. 23, 1867] ... Reneike's orchestra furnished the music. Miss Leo Long, Miss Anna Philley and P. J. Touhey also appeared on the programmme. ..."
Irish World and American Industrial Liberator Dec. 7, 1895 p. 8 column 2
From "Nineteenth Century U. S. Newspapers" database, accessed at Harvard University June 2015.
ad+ this engagement:
Fort Wayne [IN] Evening Journal Nov. 21, 1895 p. 2 column 7
Newspaperarchive.com
41103652.pdf
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Boston, MA Grand Opera House March 30-April 4, 1896
vaudeville bill "... Touhey and Finley, Irish pipers and dancers...."
Boston MA Sunday Herald March 29, 1896 p. 10 column 3
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ad for this show, same page, column 6 "Touhey and Finley, Irish Pipers and Dancers, in an act posessing many novel features." ad+
Review this show:
'One of the pleasing features of the bill at the Grand Opera House this week is the "turn" by Finley and Touhey. Mr. Finley is a dancer and Mr. Touhey an Irish piper. Finley's Irish jig and reel dancing is clever and neat and he executes all the difficult steps of these dances. His dancing has been very loudly praised. Touhey is a piper who knows all the tunes and how to play them. Their dancing and pipe playing have been received with warm applause.'
Boston [MA] Post April 3, 1896 p. 6 column 5
Newspaperarchive.com
224351286.pdf

Earliest mention of Finley and Touhey I have found. I am inclined to believe that this is Pat, not James Touhey, but I cannot prove it.
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Bergen Point, L. I., NY July 18-?, 1896
World [of] Players
Miscellaneous
Dobbins & Cohen's Irish Village opened at Bergen Point, L. I., N. Y., July 18. Roster: Dan Nash, lrish schoolmaster; Patsey Touhey, Irish piper; Jack McCabe, Irish Tad; Tommy Watson, Irish Biddy; Mat Fox, Irish minstrel; Jennett Rostell[?], Irish colleen; Conn. Sweeney, Irish musician; Will Morris, Irish musician.
New York Clipper Aug. 1, 1896 p. 341 column 5
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections
http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=NYC18960801.2.24&srpos=41&e=-------en-20--41-byDA-txt-txIN-%22irish+piper%22------#
Similar announcement in Clipper, Sep. 5, 1896 p. 425 column 4, says the Village "now at Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, N. Y.: Murphy, Irish piper."

See also "Wanted, Irish Piper" ad, naming Patsy Touhey, in Clipper Sep. 21, 1901 p. 645 column 5
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Newburgh, NY Glenwood Park July 27, 1896
Hibernians Outing.
"The picnic of Division No. 4, A. O. H. of A., held yesterday afternoon and evening at Glenwood Park was a complete success both socially and financially, despite the rain.... The Irish piper, Mr. Touhey, gave much satisfaction. He was constantly surrounded by a large crowd who listened to the strains of his pipe and watch the girls and boys trip to the merry music.
"The dancing pavillion was well patronized. Pecheux orchestra furnished the music."
Newburgh [NY] Daily Register July 28, 1896 p. 1 column 3
Newburgh NY Register 1896 - 1128.pdf

Could be Pat or James. Not counted as an engagement.
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Brooklyn, NY Irving Hall Aug. 20, 1896
Blackthorners' Fete Night.
'The Blackthorners of Brooklyn had a glorious time last night in Irving Hall, at No. 146 Columbia street....
'The fun began when Patrick Touhy, a piper; Arthur Downs, a fiddler, and Thomas Currie and John J. McGrath, well known flute players of Long Island, walked up the long hall under the blackthorn sticks and took their seats at the place reserved for musical artists.
'Gay Company Walks In. [list of names]
'... Patrick Toughey piped up a little on his pipes, the fiddler touched a string or two with his bow, the flute player joined in at the proper moment, and another great festival of the Blackthorners had begun. Irish reels, Irish sets, Irish jigs followed one another in quick succcession, and everything went merry as a marriage bell. But it was not until Patrick Toughey stopped piping and cried out, "Competitors for the Susheen Bawn will please step forward," that the fete reached it's height.
'J. Burke has already made J. Minehan feel giddy in the "Humors of Bandon" jig set-to and the spectators had just stopped congratulating Jimmie Burns on the clever manner in which he got away with Matt O'Kane in the "Blackbird" quickstep. The "Susheen Bawn" is the best, the fastest, the cleverest dance that Irishman was ever asked to step to. The music changes three times before the jig is up, and it requires the most skilful stepper to keep time to the new music and not lose his head.
'Dancing for the Prize.
'John Kelly and John J. McGraw came out on the floor to dance for the prize-the finest blackthorn stick, they said, ever cut in Ireland. They both went well through the first figure, both changed steps skilfully on the first turn, and everybody in the room had his or her favorite.
' "Johnny Kelly wins," shouted an old Blackthorner, as they reached the second turn in the music. McGraw for a moment had gotten out of step. But he recovered quickly, and the dance went on.
' "Even money on McGraw!" cried a tall young Blackthorner. He secured two takers. 'The music played on. They danced and danced, until the Blackthorner stood up around them and craned their necks to see everything that was done.
'Then they came up to the third change in the music. Kelly took the step as cleverly, but McGraw fell all over himself. He was watching a pretty girl in a green dress when the fiddler signalled for the third change. He tried to get in step but did not succeed, and with a clapping of hands and loud cries of "Bully for you, Kelly!" the hero stalked away with two Hibernian beauties on either side of him, and the great event of the Blackthorners had come to an end.
'Then they all had refreshments, and the fete was still on at one o'clock this morning.'
New York Herald August 21, 1896 Brooklyn Supplement p. 4 column 2 tu+
New York NY Herald 1896 - 8765.pdf

This article mentions changing figures and turns in the dance and music. The following quote may shed some light on this:
'[A challenge dance in 1844 between John Diamond and 'the Colored Boy Juba' was] set for Monday evening when they will "meet and Dance three Jigs, Two Reels, and the Camptown Hornpipe. ..."
'These terms would have been familiar to anyone who danced. Jigs, reels and hornpipes were the tune changes in a set dance.'
April F. Mastin "Challenge Dancing in Antebellum America: Sporting Men, Vulgar Women, and Blacked-Up Boys" Journal of Social History Advance Access published February 26, 2015 p. 17 [vol. 49 no. 2?]
http://www.academia.edu/11228196/Challenge_Dancing_in_Antebellum_America_Sporting_Men_Vulgar_Women_and_Blacked-Up_Boys
Accessed Nov. 2015
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Boston, MA Grand Opera House Aug. 24-29, 1896
vaudeville bill "Finley and Touhey, Boston favorites, will pay another visit prior to an extended western trip, and their act will doubtless meet with its old time favor."
Boston MA Sunday Herald Aug. 23, 1896 p. 10 column 3
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"Finley and Touhey, the Irish piper and dancer, repeated their former success. Their act is refined and highly entertaining. Mr. Touhey draws forth sweet tones from the pipes and Mr. Finley is one of the best dancers now before the public."
Boston [MA] Daily Globe Aug. 25, 1896 p. 2 column 4
http://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe/1896-08-25/page-2
Another announcement this show:
Grand Opera House.
"Finley and Touhey, the Irish piper and dancer, who have appeared at the Grand opera house before, have a new act that is said to be a good one."
Boston [MA] Daily Globe Aug 23, 1896 p. 18 column 3
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ad for this show:
Boston [MA] Daily Globe Aug 23, 1896 p. 19 ad+
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
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Review of this show:
Grand Opera House.
"The favorites, Finley and Touhey, the Irish piper and dancer, were warmly welcomed and their new act was greatly appreciated."
Boston [MA] Herald Aug. 25, 1896 p. 6 column 6
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Boston, MA Keith's New Theatre Oct. 5-10, 1896
"... Finley and Touhey, bagpiper and dancer...."
Boston Sunday Herald Oct. 4, 1896 p. 10 column 3
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ad for this show, p.11 column 5 ad+
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NYC Keith's Union Square Theatre Oct. 12-17?, 1896
Vaudeville Stage Last Week's Bills. Keith's Union Square.
"Finley and Touhey ... were successful in their efforts at entertaining."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 24, 1896 p. 17 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1895 Dec Dec 1896 Grayscale - 1159.pdf
also on this page, column 1, at Proctor's Pleasure Palace, "other performers" include "Shannon and Lacy, Irish comedians." This could be Dan Lacy, later Touhey's partner. See entries after April 29, 1900.
another notice of the Keith's show:
New York Press Oct. 11, 1896 p. 15 column 6
New York NY Press 1896 - 2429.pdf
ad for show at Keith's New Union Square
New York Herald Oct. 11, 1896 second section p. 3 column 1 ad+
New York NY Herald 1896 a - 0502.pdf
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Touhey possibly played for Whitney Opera Company in their production of "Brian Boru", perhaps Oct. 1896. Only ref to this in Irish World citation April 6, 1901 p. 8 column 6, below.
A New Irish Opera.
"Stanislaus Strange and Julian Edwards have completed their new Irish opera, Brian Boru, which will be produced by the Whitney company at the Broadway Theatre [NYC] on Oct. 28 for a run of ten weeks."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 4, 1896 p. 3 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1895 Dec Dec 1896 Grayscale - 0444.pdf
From a review of the opera "Shamus O'Brien":
'It was only last Saturday that the walls of the Broadway [Theatre, NYC] ceased to echo to the strains of "Brian Boru," which had been ringing in them for eleven weeks." [that is, Oct. 19, 1896-Jan. 2, 1897]
New York Daily Tribune Jan. 6, 1897 p. 5 column 3
New York NY Tribune 1897 Jan Grayscale - 0095.pdf
A review in the New York Sun confirms that the opening day was Oct 19.
New York Sun Oct. 22, 1896 p. 7 column 3
New York NY Sun 1896 Jun-Dec Grayscale - 1748.pdf
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Pat Touhey, 32 years old, seated atop a chair in "The Dance" scene in "Shamus O'Brien" a comic opera by Charles Villiers Stanford (composed 1896), produced in NYC in 1897. From an unidentified publication of some sort, glued into a scrapbook:

"Light Operas vol. XVI 302"
A scrapbook of printed photographs at NYPL for the Performing Arts. Call number:
portrait MWEZ+ n.c. 302
Shamus O'Brien photos pp. 99-103?
"Act. 1-The Dance" including piper, p. 102

Touhey played for the Shamus O'Brien Opera Co which operated Jan.-March 1897. See the Hempstead, NY Sentinel Feb. 18, 1897 p. 1, below, and the notice in the New York Clipper March 27, 1897 p. 59, below.
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NYC Broadway Theatre Jan. 5-Feb.?, 1897
Theatrical Notes.
' "Shamus O'Brien" continues to do the best business of the town at the Broadway Theatre.... The opera draws not only the musician and lover of artistic operatic and dramatic execution, but also the average playgoer.... ... the reel so vigorously danced by the chorus, and the jig played by Mr. Touhey upon a bona fide Irish bag-pipe, could certainly not have been written by an Englishman.'
Hempstead, NY Sentinel Feb. 18, 1897 p. 1 column 5
Hempstead NY Queens County Sentinel 1896-1898 - 0159.pdf
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"Shamus O'Brien"
a comic opera by Charles Villiers Stanford (1896)
See entry about Stanford in The Encyclopaedia of Music In Ireland, University College Dublin Press, 2013, p. 955.

Shamus O'Brien Opera Co
"Shamus O'Brien" performed in London, England, March 1896. One of the characters is Lynch the Piper, played in London by Mr. Garoghan.
London Standard March 6, 1896 p. 4 column 4
http://newspaperarchive.com/london-standard/1896-03-06/page-4
Notice under category "The English Roster". List of employees. "Tour began Edinburgh, Aug. 3."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 3, 1896 p. 5 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1895 Dec Dec 1896 Grayscale - 1071.pdf
principals of the company arrive in NYC from London
New York Herald Dec. 27, 1896 p. 10 column 5
New York NY Herald 1896 a - 3016.pdf
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NYC Broadway Theatre Jan. 5-?, 1897
Music and Drama.
A Genuine Irish Opera.
This lengthy and favorable review says this opera was given its "first American performance last evening at the Broadway Theatre." The plot is described, an unnamed piper mentioned. "It should be added that among the minor attractions is a genuine Irish bagpipe, quite a different instrument from its Scotch cousin and no less quaint and interesting."
Evening Post: New York Jan. 6, 1897 p. 7 column 1
New York NY Evening Post 1897 Grayscale - 0052.pdf
Another notice this production:
'It is a real satisfaction to record that the amusing and melodious Irish comic opera "Shamus O'Brien" has proved a genuine success. ... Here you can hear real old Irish melodies, weird and lovely, not to speak of a real Irish bagpipe in the scene of the village dance.'
Evening Post: New York Jan. 22, 1897 p. 10 column 6
New York NY Evening Post 1897 Grayscale - 0219.pdf
Another review:
A Romantic Irish Opera.
Lengthy review of "Shamus O'Brien" published the day after its opening. "There is also a dance to the music of a real Irish bagpipe, afterward taken up by the orchestra, in which local color is admirably preserved."
New York Daily Tribune Jan. 6, 1897 p. 5 column 3
New York NY Tribune 1897 Jan Grayscale - 0095.pdf
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Labor troubles - chorus goes on strike in Philadelphia March 29. "... compelled to close its season...."
New York World March 30, 1897 p. 7[?] column 6
New York NY World 1897 - 2399.pdf
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Note that another drama called "Shamus O'Brien" was performed in the US in 1891 with William R. Murphy as piper.
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'World of Players.
'-Patsey Touhey, piper, formerly of the "Shamus O'Brien" Opera Co., will replace John Marron with "The Boys of Kilkenny" company at Hartford, Ct., March 24.'
New York Clipper March 27, 1897 p. 59 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1896-1897 - 0898.pdf
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NYC Star Theatre March 15-20, 1897
"The Boys of Kilkenny" A play by Townsend Walsh
Description of play, 5 acts, and mention of dancing and bagpipes.
New York Sun March 16, 1897 p. 7 column 1
New York NY Sun 1897 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 0975.pdf
Multiple Fulton History index citations indicate that this play was performed several times in Conn. and other places before its Broadway opening. It went on tour in the Northeast after that, including the following dates:
Hoboken, N.J. Lyric Theatre March 25 - 27
Rochester, NY Academy of Music [April 19 - 24] article quotes from an earlier unsourced review: 'Dan Cregan plays the "pipes" like a master.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle April 18, 1897 p. 11 column 2, ad+ column 6
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1897 - 0778.PDF
Toronto, Canada Toronto Opera House [April 26 - May 1]
New York Clipper May 1, 1897 p. 136 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1896-1897 - 0979.pdf
Montreal, Canada Theatre Royal [May 3 - 8]
New York Dramatic Mirror May 15, 1897 p. 7 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1896 Dec-Non 1897 Grayscale - 0639.pdf
The Montreal engagement is the most recent I could find.
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Batavia, NY Longwood Park Sep. 15-16, 1897
"The celebrated Irish bagpiper, Touhey of the World's Fair, has been engaged by the Hibernians for Thursday. He will play at the A.O.H. meeting tomorrow night and accompany the society to Longwood Park Thursday."
Batavia NY Daily News Tuesday, Sep. 14, 1897 p. 1 column 2
Batavia NY Daily News 1897 May-May 1898 Grayscale - 0462.pdf

Probably James or less likely, Pat. James did this same gig for a few years.
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Pittsburg, PA Avenue [Theatre?] Sep. 20-25?, 1897
"The vaudeville company in the Avenue includes ... and Finley and Touhey."
New York Clipper Sep. 25, 1897 p. 491 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 0049.pdf

There is a slight chance that the Touhey of "Finley and Touhey" is James Touhey. But in 1897 James Touhey was living in Buffalo, NY, and his known engagements were in western New York.
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Chicago, IL Haymarket Theater Sep. 27-Oct.2, 1897
"Continuous Vaudeville Week of Sept. 27 [- Oct. 2]. ... Finley & Touhey Irish Knockabout Sketch." listed 8th on bill of 15. ad+
Chicago Tribune Sep. 26, 1897 p. 40 column 7
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#28495262
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Chicago, IL Hopkins Theatre Oct. 3-9, 1897
"Touhey and Finley, Celtic Fun Making."
Chicago [Il] Daily Tribune Oct. 3, 1897 p. 40 ad+
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
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Buffalo, NY Music Hall Oct. 25-28, 1897
"Music Hall
"Four Days Only. Oct. 25-28
"The Vaudeville.
"...
"Tuohey and Roney,
"Irish Piper and Dancer.
..."
Buffalo [NY] Courier-Record Oct. 24, 1897 p. 16 column 2 ad+
Buffalo Ny Courier 1897 a - 2850.pdf
announcement this show:
Buffalo [NY] Courier-Record Oct. 24, 1897 p. 12 column 2
Buffalo Ny Courier 1897 a - 2846.pdf

Likely to be James Touhey, not Pat.
Announcement says that Barton and Eckhoff were on the same bill. Eckhoff was longtime friend of Pat Touhey, witnessed his will.
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Chicago, IL Opera House Oct. 25-30, 1897
Vaudeville Performers Dates.
"Finley and Touhey-Opera House, Chicago, [Oct.] 25-30."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 30, 1897 p. 20 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1896 Dec-Non 1897 Grayscale - 1265.pdf
ad+ for this show Chicago Opera-House Continuous Vaudeville "Finley & Touhey The Dublin Pipers." listed 8th on bill of 14.
Chicago Tribune Oct. 24, 1897 p. 40 column 5
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#28490402
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Chicago, IL Drexel Theatre Nov. 8-13, 1897
Vaudeville Correspondence. Chicago, Ill.
"Drexel Theatre: The bill includes ... Finley and Touhey"
Vaudeville Performers Dates.
"Finley and Louhey-Drexel, Chicago, [Nov.] 8-13."
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 13, 1897 p. 20 columns 1, 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1896 Dec-Non 1897 Grayscale - 1317.pdf
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NYC Keith's New Union Square Nov. 21-27?, 1897
Continuous Performance from noon to 11 o'clock p. m. Home of Refined Vaudeville
Finley and Touhey, Irish Pipers and Dancers.
New York Herald Nov. 21, 1897 third section p. 7 column 1 ad+
New York NY Herald 1897 a - 3727.pdf
announcements for this show:
New York Sun Nov. 21, 1897 p. 3 column 2
New York NY Sun 1897 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 4198.pdf
"... opening audiences Monday, Nov. 22 were of the standing room variety..... ... Finley and Touhey, pipers and dancers...."
same page, column 1, mention of "Sheehan and Lacy, Irish comedians" at Proctor's Theatre. Same Lacy that would later become Touhey's partner?
New York Clipper Nov. 27, 1897 p. 644 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 0207.pdf
Listed as "Hanley and Touhey"
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 27, 1897 p. 18 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1896 Dec-Non 1897 Grayscale - 1379.pdf
Last Week's Bills.
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 4, 1897 p. 18 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 0023.pdf
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NYC Church of the Holy Cross Jan. 24, 1898
Obituary.
'KERRIGAN.-Many thousands of New Yorkers who have listened with pleasure to the Irish pipes in the hands of Thomas F. Kerrigan will learn of his sudden death with regret. Mr. Kerrigan passed away Jan. 20 at his home, 316 West 42d street, surrounded by his family. For twenty years or more Mr. Kerrigan was known as the champion Irish piper. Mr. Kerrigan's place on 42d street, known as the "Pleasant Hour," was one of the best-known resorts in the city, and there were to be found the most famous reel, jig and clog dancers. Dancing and pipe-playing contests were held there frequently. ... He was a prominent member of Holy Cross Church in West 42d street. He was 55 years old. His funeral was held at the Church of the Holy Cross last Monday. ... The interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. Among those who attended the funeral were ... Patrick Toohey....'
NY Irish World and American Industrial Liberator Jan. 29, 1898 p. 5 column 7
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Boston, MA Bethesda Hall Feb. 27, 1898
South Boston.
"A larger audience could not be gathered in Bethesda hall than was present last evening on the occasion of a testimonial concert to Mr. John J. Duggan. ... a contribution by Touhey and Mack, Irish bagpipe players...."
Boston [MA] Globe Feb. 28, 1898 p. 4 column 5
Newspaperarchive.com
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NYC Keith's Union Square March 1898
The Vaudeville Stage Theatres and Music Halls. Keith's Union Square.
"... Touhey and Mack, comedians...."
New York Dramatic Mirror March 12, 1898 p. 18 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 0509.pdf

This is the first vaudeville act where Pat Touhey's first and last names are given, see Buffalo Courier Oct. 2, 1898 p. 16 column 1 entry, below.
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Highland Falls, NY West Point Hotel March 17, 1898
Highland Falls.
"The Ancient Order of Hibernians are out with a poster announcing their first grand ball, to be held on the evening of St. Patrick's day, March 17, at the new West Point hotel. Toohey, the Irish piper, from New York, is to be in attendance. Erne's orchestra will furnish the music."
Newburgh [NY] Daily Register Feb. 11, 1898 p. 5 column 3
Newburgh NY Register 1897-1898 - 1047.pdf

This is very likely Pat Touhey, and counted as an engagement. James Touhey had an engagement in Albany, NY on this date.
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Boston, MA Palace Theatre April, 1898
Vaudeville Correspondence. Boston, Mass. Palace [Theatre]
"... the olio includes ... Touhey and Mack...."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 23, 1898 p. 19 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 0682.pdf

Rice & Barton's Extravaganza played at the Lyceum, Boston, the same week.

This is most likely Charles Mack, who worked with Pat Touhey, mostly in Rice and Barton's Gaiety Spectacular Extravaganza Co. See entries here from March 12, 1898 to April 29, 1900.
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Philadelphia, PA Bijou [Theatre] June? 1898
"The interesting bill this week ... Touhey and Mack...."
New York Clipper July 2, 1898 p. 291 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 0736.pdf
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NYC Keith's Union Square Theater Aug. 22-27, 1898
Vaudeville Performers' Dates.
"Touhey and Mack-Keith's. N. Y., Aug. 22-27."
New York Dramatic Mirror Aug. 27, 1898 p. 19 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 1122.pdf
Another announcement: described as Keith's Union Square.
New York Dramatic Mirror Aug. 27, 1898 p. 16 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 1119.pdf
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Clipper Post Office. Gentlemen's List. [letter forwarding service?]
"Touhey & Mack"
New York Clipper Sep. 17, 1898 p. 479 column 6
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 0931.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Court Street Theater Oct. 3-8, 1898
Things Theatrical
Court Street Theater.
"Rice and Barton's favorite organization, their Big Gaiety Spectacular Extravaganza Company, known on the circuit as "The Standard of Burlesque," is this week's offering at the Court Street Theater.... The olio follows the foregoing burlesque and consists of [five acts and a finishing skit] ... Pat Touhey and Charles Mack.... [listed fourth]
Buffalo Courier Oct. 2, 1898 p. 16 column 1
Buffalo Ny Courier 1898 a - 2862.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Lyceum Theater Oct. 16, 1898
At the Theaters Lyceum Theater. "... will be open this evening, the occasion being a benefit for J. Marcus Doyle, the well known vaudeville performer. ... Among the clever performers who have volunteered to appear ... Touhey and Rooney...." [?]
Buffalo [NY] Courier Oct. 16, 1898 p. 16 announcement column 2, ad+ column 5
Buffalo Ny Courier 1898 a - 3017.pdf
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 29, 1898 p. 3 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1897 Dec-Oct 1898 Grayscale - 1321.pdf

Mentions of "Stephen Rooney", cornet player in Ireland's Own Band along with Touhey, for example Buffalo Express May 1, 1905 p. 8 But this is almost certainly a different Rooney; The Etruria passenger list from 1904 says Stephen Rooney had not been to the USA before.
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Boston, MA Lyceum Theater Oct. 17-22, 1898
Rice and Barton's big gaiety company
"In the olio appear Touhey and Mack, clever Irish comedians, in their Irish bagpipe work...."
Boston Daily Globe Oct. 18, 1898 p. 2 column 4
http://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe/1898-10-18/page-2
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Washington, DC Kernan's [Theatre] Oct. 24-29, 1898
At the Theaters.
Kernan's-Rice & Barton's Gaiety Company.
"... Touhey and Mack are heard in Irish songs...."
Washington DC Evening Times Oct. 25, 1898 p. 8 column 3
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024441/1898-10-25/ed-1/seq-8/
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Clipper Post Office. Gentlemen's List. [letter forwarding service?]
"Touhey & Mack"
New York Clipper Oct. 29, 1898 p. 589 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 1043.pdf
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Albany, NY Gaiety Theatre Nov. 7-9, 1898
Rice and Barton's Gaiety Spectacular Extravaganza Co. [Nov.] 7-9 "The company included Touhey and Mack...."
New York Clipper Nov. 19, 1898 p. 643 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 1097.pdf
Another announcement this show:
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 19, 1898 p. 22 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 0071.pdf
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NYC London Theatre Nov. 21-26, 1898
"London Theatre.-Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety Co., about which attraction our Harlem correspondent last week wrote in terms of highest praise, opened here to a good matinee and a crowded house in the evening Monday Nov. 21. ... Charles Barton ... was ably supported by Frankie Baines, [illegible], Chas. Mack, Eddie Miles, Pat Touhey, Fred Eckhoff and the rest of the company. ... Touhey and Mack Irish comedians [and others] formed an effective array of specialties."
New York Clipper Nov. 26, 1898 p. 658 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1897-1899 - 1112.pdf
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New Haven, CT Grand Theatre Dec. 1-3, 1898
Rice & Barton>
"In the olio ... Touhey and Mack...."
New Haven Evening Register Nov. 30, 1898 p. 12 column 3
"Touhey and Mack, the Irish pipers were, perhaps, the favorites of the whole bill."
New Haven Evening Register Dec. 2, 1898 p. 5 column 4
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Baltimore, MD Monumental Theatre Dec. 12-17, 1898
Variety at the Monumental Rice and Barton's Gaiety Spectacular Company [Dec. 12 - 17] "... Pat Touhey and Charles Mack, Irish pipers...."
Baltimore Sun Dec. 13, 1898 p. 7 column 3
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Boston, MA Palace Theatre Jan. 2-7, 1899
Rice and Barton's big gaiety spectacular extravaganza company [Jan.2 - 7] 'In the olio.... Pat Touhey and Charles Mack delighted all with their Irish act, their bagpipe playing being a feature of their act which was warmly received."
Boston Herald Jan. 3, 1899 p. 9 column 5
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Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Jan. 16-21, 1899
At Brooklyn Playhouses. Music Hall
'Rice & Barton's "McDoodle's Flats" Company comes to the Music Hall this week. Some of the performers are ... Touhey and Mack....'
NY Sunday Telegraph Jan. 15, 1899 p. 6 column 2
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1899 - 0167.pdf
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Jersey City, NJ Bon Ton Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 1899
Philadelphia, PA Lyceum [Theatre] Feb. 6-11?, 1899
Vaudeville Correspondence.
Philadelphia, Pa. "The Lyceum has a good card in Rice and Barton's Gaiety co. ... Touhey and Mack ... are prominent." [Feb. 6-11?]
"Jersey City, N. J.-Rice and Barton's Gaiety co. came to the Bon Ton Jan. 30-4.... The olio presents ... Touhey and Mack, who play the bagpipes in a finished manner...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 11, 1899 p. 22 columns 1, 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 0541.pdf
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Marietta, OH Auditorium Feb. 17, 1899
Personal and Local.
"-The world's greatest Irish pipers, Toughey & Mack, will be seen with Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety Co., Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 17."
Marietta [OH] Daily Leader Feb. 16, 1899 p. 3 column 2
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87075213/1899-02-16/ed-1/seq-3/
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Detroit, MI Capitol Square Theater Feb. 26-March 4, 1899
Capitol Square.
Rice & Barton's Spectacular Gaiety Company To-Night.
"... Pat Touhey and Charles Mack, Irish pipers..."
Detroit [MI] Free Press Feb. 26, 1899 Part Two p. 7 column 2 ad+ column 6
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/119235154
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Indianapolis, IN Empire Theatre March 9-11, 1899
Rice and Barton's big gaiety spectacular extravaganza company "The olio is an exceedingly good one, including ... Pat Touhey and Charles Mack, the Irish pipers...."
Indianapolis IN Sun March 4, 1899 p. 6 column 2
http://newspaperarchive.com/indianapolis-sun/1899-03-04/page-6
Another announcement this show:
"... and Pat Touhey and Charles Mack, in a conflict with the Irish pipes."
Indianapolis [IN] Journal March 5, 1899 p. 14 column 1
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015679/1899-03-05/ed-1/seq-14/
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Cincinnati, OH People's [Theatre] March 26-April 1, 1899
Vaudeville Correspondence. Cincinnati, O. People's
"Rice and Barton's Gaiety co was at the People's week March 26-1 and did very well. The olio consisted of ... Touhey and Mack...."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 8, 1899 p. 22 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 0765.pdf
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NYC London [Theatre] April 10-15?, 1899
Last Weeks Bills. The Burlesque Houses. London "Rice and Barton's Big Gaiety company packed the house. ... and the specialists were ... Touhey and Mack...."
New York Dramatic Mirror April 22, 1899 p. 18 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 0817.pdf
also:
New York Dramatic Mirror April 15, 1899 p. 18 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 0789.pdf
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Providence, RI April 24-29, 1899
Boston, MA Lyceum Theatre May 1-6, 1899
Vaudeville Correspondence. Boston, Mass. "Rice and Barton's Extravaganza co. is at the Lyceum, [May 1 - 6] with ... Pat Touhey, Charles Mack...."
Providence, R.I. "Rice and Barton's Big Gaiety co [April] 24-29 in an exceptionally good bill, showing ... Touhey and Mack."
New York Dramatic Mirror May 6, 1899 p. 22 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 0877.pdf
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Boston, MA Lyceum Theatre May 1-6, 1899
' "Maud of the Tenderloin," Rice and Barton's new farce....' 'In the olio will be seen ... Pat Touhey and Charles Mack, Irish pipers....'
Boston MA Daily Globe Apr 30, 1899 p. 18
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com
Review this show:
"Touhey and Mack, past masters on the Irish bagpipe, got many laughs from a lot of jokes deftly interwoven throughout their act...."
Boston MA Daily Globe May 2, 1899 p. 8 column 4
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com
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Columbus, OH Minerva Park Casino July 16?-22, 1899
Columbus, O.-Minerva Park Casino Week [July] 16 "... Touhey and Mack...."
New York Dramatic Mirror July 29, 1899 p. 19 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 1189.pdf
Another notice this show:
New York Dramatic Mirror July 22, 1899 p. 7 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 1153.pdf
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NYC Roof [Casino Theatre Roof Garden?] Aug. 28-Sep. 2, 1899
Vaudeville Performers Dates
"Touhey and Mack-N.Y. Roof, Aug. 28-2." [perhaps Casino Theatre Roof Garden, see June 30, 1900, below]
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 2, 1899 p. 21 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1898 Nov-Sep 1899 Grayscale - 1315.pdf
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Indianapolis, IN Empire Theater Sep. 25-30, 1899
Play Bills This Week
Empire-"Rice and Barton."
"Charles Barton, big and fat, with his Gladstone collar and oleaginous laugh, will be the mainspring of the fun-making at the Empire to-morrow afternoon.... The olio will be rendered by Barton and Eckhoff, musical comedians; Toughey and Mack, Irish pipers...."
Indianapolis [IN] Journal Sep. 24, 1899 p. 14 column 2
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015679/1899-09-24/ed-1/seq-14/
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Cincinnati, OH People's [Theatre] Oct. 1-7, 1899
Vaudeville Correspondence. "Cincinnati, O. Rice and Barton's Big Gaiety co. had its customary big houses at People's [Oct.] 1-7. ... In the olio appeared ... and Touhey and Mack."
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 14, 1899 p. 22 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1899 Oct -Aug 1900 Grayscale - 0031.pdf
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Theatrical Roster, '99-1900. Vaudeville, Burlesque and Extravaganza.
"Rice and Barton's Gaiety Co. Rice and Barton, owners and managers [employees names follow] ... Touhey and Mack.... Tour began at Louisvile, Ky., on Sept.17."
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 11, 1899 p. 23 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1899 Oct -Aug 1900 Grayscale - 0134.pdf
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Buffalo, NY Court Street Theater Nov. 27-Dec. 2?, 1899
Stage Amusements
Rice & Barton's Show.
"Barton[?] & Eckhoff present the time-worn grotesque musical turn and Touhey & Mack, the Irish bagpipe players, evince their up-to-dateness by the use of a stage automobile."
Buffalo [NY] Express Nov. 28, 1899 p. 8 column 1
Newspaper Buffalo NY Morning Express 1898 - 2403.PDF
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Washington, DC Kernan's Lyceum Theater Dec. 11-16, 1899
Amusements.
"Kernan's Lyceum Theatre. - James J. Jeffries, heavy-weight champion pugilist of the world ... are the special features of a varied bill presented by Rice & Barton.... Toughey and Mack, the genuine Hibernian bagpipers, always make good, and their rendition of old-time melodies was appreciated."
Washington DC Evening Star Dec. 12, 1899 p. 16 column 3
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1899-12-12/ed-1/seq-16/
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Jersey City, NJ Bon Ton Dec. 25-30, 1899
Vaudeville Correspondence. "Jersey City, N. J.-Rice and Barton's Gaiety co. opened at the Bon Ton Dec. 25-30 to fine business.... The specialty acts are by ... Touhey and Mack.... Items: ... Touhey and Mack do a capital act, called The Bagpipers."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 6, 1900 p. 20 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1899 Oct -Aug 1900 Grayscale - 0408.pdf
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