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Dayton, OH Lyric [Theatre] Dec. 28, 1908-Jan. 2, 1909
"... Burke-Touhey and co....." week [Dec.] 28
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 9, 1909 p. 16 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0770.pdf
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Pittsburgh, PA Gayety Theater Jan. 4-9, 1909
In the Spotlight News and Gossip of the Stage
The Gayety.
'Al Reeves' Beauty Show at the Gayety Theater this week is well-named so far as the beauty part of it goes. Aside from a chorus of beautiful young women the show also carries several good comedians and two or three vocalists who are above the ordinary run of singers in burlesque. ... In the vaudeville there is no doubt but that Charles Burke and Pat Touhey carry off the honors, with a serio comic Irish sketch entitled "The Birthday Party." '
Pittsburgh Press Jan. 5, 1909, p. 4 column 2
from Google Newspaper Archive
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19090105&id=Qy4bAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9kgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1636,781955
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's [Theatre] Jan. 25-30, 1909
'Extra Feature Extra The Big Vaudeville Favorites Chas. Burke & Pat Touhey & Co. In "The Birthday Party." '
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Jan 24, 1909 p. 8 column 4 ad+
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 0684.pdf
Description of this bill on the same page in article, columns 4 and 5
Keeney's [Theatre] 'Charles Burke and Pat Touhey in "The Birthday Party" and five other big acts.'
Brooklyn Daily Standard Union Jan. 24, 1909 p. 7 column 7 ad+
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1909 - 0315.pdf
Another ad, same show:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Jan. 25, 1909 p. 5 column 6
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 0724.pdf
also:
In Brooklyn Theatres. Keeney's [Theatre] 'Another good act is that of Charles Burke and Pat Touhey in the sketch "The Birthday Party." '
New York Sun Jan. 24, 1909 p. 6 column 4
New York NY Sun 1908 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 4395.pdf
Brooklyn. Keeney's "-Bill [Jan.] 25 and week: ... Burke and Touhey and company...."
New York Clipper Jan. 30, 1909 p. 1252 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1909-1910 - 1311.pdf
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Boston, MA Globe Theatre Feb. 7, 1909
Tonight Concert Burke, Touhey & Co. in the "Birthday Party."
Boston Sunday Herald Feb. 7, 1909 p. 17 column 5
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Binghamton NY Armory Theater Feb. 8-13, 1909
Amusements At the Armory.
'An Irish comedy sketch will be presented by Burke, Touhey and company in "The Birthday Party." This act includes four people, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Burke and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Touhey. The characters in the skit are Barney Cosgrove and his daughter, Pat Casey and his daughter "Buttons." '
Binghamton Press Feb. 8, 1909 p. 7 column 1
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1909 - 0630.pdf
At the Armory Theater.
'Burke, Touhey and company in a sketch entitled "The Birthday Party" stirred up considerable laughter, although their portion of the program is somewhat long drawn out. Why the title mentioned above was selected is hard to guess, for after the opening announcement regarding the birthday the act resolves itself into an exhibition of Irish dialect, with some dancing and instrumental music introduced.'
Binghamton Press Feb. 9, 1909 p. 4 column 3 ad column 6
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1909 - 0637.pdf
Amusements At the Armory.
"The Irish character sketch probably comes next [after the performing dog act] for popular favor, winning several curtain calls at each performance. This is produced by Burke and Touhey, old favorites of the variety stage. The sketch is really a family offering, as both Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Touhey assist."
Binghamton Press Feb. 12, 1909 p. 3 column 2
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1909 - 0670.pdf
Announcements this show, Feb. 8-13:
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 20, 1909 p. 23 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 0913.pdf
Billboard Feb. 20, 1909 p. 28 column 3
Billboard 1909 - 2285.pdf
ads for this show:
Binghamton Press Feb. 10, 1909 p. 4 column 6 ad+
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1909 - 0649.pdf
Binghamton Press Feb. 12, 1909 p. 14 column 6
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1909 - 0683.pdf
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New Bedford, MA Hathaway's Theatre March 15-20, 1909
"Hathaway's [Theatre] [March] 15-20 ... Burke, Touhey and co....
New York Dramatic Mirror March 27, 1909 p. 18 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 1036.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Bijou Theater March 29-April 3, 1909
Gossip of the Stage.
'Pat Touhey of Burke and Touhey, whose sketch, "The Irish Birthday Party," is the headliner at the Bijou Theater this week, is the champion Irish bagpipe player, a distinction once held also by his father and grandfather. This instrument is far different from the one used by Scotch pipers, there being nine notes, and the tones being without that shrillness and peculiar sound so characteristic of the Highlanders. Mr. Touhey's playing adds to the effectiveness of the Irish songs and dances that are a feature of the dramatic sketch.'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 30, 1909 p. 2 column 6
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 2675.pdf
Good Bill at the Bijou.
'Another high-class and well-balanced bill is the attraction at the Bijou Theater this week. The program, in fact, is in keeping with the other good ones that have been arranged at the Smith Street house since vaudeville was introduced there. The headliners of the programme are Burke and Touhey, in a sketch entitled "The Birthday Party." The act is really a novelty and shows the versatility of the principals in an excellent manner. They can sing, dance and act, and at the close gave an exhibition of playing on the harp and bagpipes that was excellent. There is also a genuine Irish dance that scored.'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 30, 1909 p. 4 column 3
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 2677.pdf
Other notices of this show:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 25, 1909 p. 2 column 7
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 2515.pdf
Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 28, 1909 p. 8 column 4
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 2587.pdf
New York Sun March 28, 1909 p. 6 column 4
New York NY Sun 1908 Jan-Dec Grayscale - 5581.pdf
Brooklyn Standard Union March 30, 1909 p. 3 column 4
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1909 - 1183.pdf
ad for this show:
'Chas. Burke & Pat Touhey Ireland's Greatest Singing and Musical Duo, Harpists and Bagpipers, In "The Birthday Party" '
Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 28, 1909 p. 9 column 6 ad+
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1909 Grayscale - 2589.pdf
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Fall River, MA Bijou [Theatre] March 22-27, 1909
Fall River Mass. Bijou 22-27 Charles H. Burke, Pat Touhey and co. ...
New York Dramatic Mirror April 3, 1909 p. 18 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1908 Jun-May 1909 Grayscale - 1060.pdf
Another notice:
New York Clipper March 27, 1909 p. 179 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1908-1909 - 0216.pdf
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Atlantic City, NJ Young's Pier April 12-17?, 1909
Young's Pier (Agent, U.B.O.) "... Burke, Touhey and Co., well received;...
Variety April 17, 1909 p. 31 column 1
Variety 1909 - 0353.pdf
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Holyoke, MA Holyoke Opera House April 26-May 1, 1909
'A pleasing program will be offered ... the opening sketch being "A Birthday Party," in which Charles Burke, Pat Touhey and company will take part.'
Springfield Sunday Republican April 25, 1909 p. 22 column 2
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Worcester, MA Worcester [Theatre] May 3-8, 1909
'Worcester [Theatre].-Bill week of [May] 3: Burke & Touhey, in "The Birthday Party:"...'
New York Clipper May 8, 1909 p. 339 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1908-1909 - 0376.pdf
Another announcement this show:
Billboard May 15, 1909 p. 30 column 1
Billboard 1909 - 3053.pdf
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Bridgeport, CT Smith's [Theatre] May 17-22, 1909
'Smith's [Theatre] week of [May] 17 '... Burke, Touhey and company, in "A Birthday Party...." '
New York Clipper May 22, 1909 p. 386 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1908-1909 - 0423.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for week June 14
Burke & Touhey, East Haddam Conn
Variety June 12, 1909 p. 17 column 2
Variety 1909 - 0668.pdf
Touhey, Pat East Haddam Conn
Variety June 12, 1909 p. 23 column 1
Variety 1909 - 0674.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for week June 21
Burke & Touhey, East Haddam Conn
Variety June 19, 1909 p. 17 column 3
Variety 1909 - 0704.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes for week June 28
Burke & Touhey, East Haddam Conn
Variety June 26, 1909 p. 18 column 1
Variety 1909 - 0741.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes [a directory of artists' location for that week]
"Burke & Touhey, East Haddam Conn"
Variety July 17, 1909 p. 18 column 1
and
"Touhey Pat East Haddam Conn"
Variety July 17, 1909 p. 23 column 1
Variety 1909 - 0855.pdf
"Burke & Touhey East Haddam Conn"
Variety July 24, 1909 p. 16 column 4
Variety 1909 - 0884.pdf
Variety July 31, 1909 p. 16 column 2
Variety 1909 - 0920.pdf
Variety Aug. 14, 1909 p. 18 column 2
Variety 1909 - 0994.pdf
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Yonkers, NY July 24, 1909
In Hibernia.
Gossip From the Ranks of the A. O. H.
By "An Seanachie."
"The Thirty-eighth Grand Annual Excursion of Division No. 2 [A. O. H.] ... of the city of Yonkers, will be held Saturday afternoon, July 24th. ... Music will be furnished by an orchestra under the leadership of Bro. John W. Murray and by Toney the Irish Piper." NY Irish-American July 17, 1909 p. 1 column 2
GenealogyBank.com

This could be James or Pat Touhey. Not counted as an engagement.
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"Pat Touhey and Chas. H. Burke have separated, The former act of Pat and May Touhey has been re-formed."
Variety Aug. 21, 1909 p. 7 column 1
Variety 1909 - 1023.pdf
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"America's leading Irish Piper. A Clever Little Dancer. Pat and May Touhey (Formerly Burke and Touhey) In a Comedy Sketch, featuring Pat Touhey's Irish Bag Pipe Solos and May Touhey's Irish Reel and Jig Dancing. Permanent address--East Haddam, Conn."
Variety Aug. 21, 1909 p. 32 column 2 ad+
Variety 1909 - 1048.pdf
Similar ads,
Variety Aug. 28, 1909 p. 32 column 2
Variety 1909 - 1088.pdf
Variety Sep. 4, 1909 p. 34 column 2
Variety 1909 - 1129.pdf
Variety Sep. 11, 1909 p. 34 column 2
Variety 1909 - 1176.pdf
Variety Sep. 18, 1909 p. 32 column 1
Variety 1909 - 1218.pdf
Variety Sep. 25, 1909 p. 34 column 1
Variety 1909 - 1257.pdf
Variety Oct. 2, 1909 p. 32 column 1
Variety 1909 - 1296.pdf
Variety Oct. 9, 1909 p. 32 column 1
Variety 1909 - 1334.pdf
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"Vaudeville Jottings.
"The team of Touhey and Burke has split. Pat Touhey will rejoin May Touhey. Charles H. Burke has not announced his plans"
New York Dramatic Mirror Sep. 4, 1909 p. 26 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 0622.pdf
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Bangor, ME Ackers' [Theatre] Oct. 18-23, 1909
"Bangor, Me. ... Ackers' [Theatre] ... [Oct.] 18-23: ... the Touheys." [?]
New York Dramatic Mirror Oct. 30, 1909 p. 26 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 0951.pdf
also:
"Touhey Pat & May Ackers Bangor Me"
Variety Oct. 16, 1909 p. 22 column 1
Variety 1909 - 1362.pdf
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Variety Artists' Routes [a directory of artists' location for that week]
"Touhey Pat & May East Haddam Conn"
Variety Oct. 23, 1909 p. 23 column 4
Variety 1909 - 1401.pdf
Variety Oct. 30, 1909 p. 20 column 2
Variety 1909 - 1440.pdf
Similar listings, all for East Haddam:
Variety April 23, 1910 p. 22 column 4
Variety 1909 - 2584.pdf
Variety May 7, 1910 p. 31 column 3
Variety 1909 - 2677.pdf
Variety June 4, 1910 p. 35 column 1
Variety 1909 - 2845.pdf
Variety June 11, 1910 p. 33 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0039.pdf
Variety June 25, 1910 p. 29 column 2
Variety 1911 - 0117.pdf
Variety July 2, 1910 p. 31 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0154.pdf
Variety July 9, 1910 p. 25 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0184.pdf
Variety July 16, 1910 p. 27 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0218.pdf
Variety July 23, 1910 p. 27 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0250.pdf
Variety July 30, 1910 p. 27 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0282.pdf
Variety Aug. 6, 1910 p. 29 column 2
Variety 1911 - 0316.pdf
Variety Aug. 13, 1910 p. 31 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0354.pdf
Variety Aug. 20, 1910 p. 31 column 2
Variety 1911 - 0390.pdf
Variety Aug. 27, 1910 p. 31 column 1
Variety 1911 - 0426.pdf
Variety Sep. 3, 1910 p. 33 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0464.pdf
Variety Sep. 10, 1910 p. 37 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0511.pdf
Variety Sep. 17, 1910 p. 33 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0551.pdf
Variety Sep. 24, 1910 p. 33 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0591.pdf
Variety Oct. 1, 1910 p. 37 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0635.pdf
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LETTER LIST "Members of the profession are invited to use THE MIRROR post-office facilities. No charge for advertising or forwarding letters.... This list is made up on Saturday morning."
Patrick Touhey
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 25, 1909, p. 19 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 1258.pdf
Also listed for:
Dec. 18, 1909, p. 14
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 1214.pdf
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Lowell, MA Academy of Music Dec. 27-28, 1909
Pat and May Touhey
Lowell Sun Dec. 27, 1909 p. 18 column 1
http://newspaperarchive.com/lowell-sun/1909-12-27/page-18
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Father Henebry's well-known quote assessing Touhey's recording of "The Shaskeen Reel" as a "far bigger human achievement" than the "Homeric ballads and the new Brooklyn Bridge" is in Francis O'Neill's Irish Folk Music A Fascinating Hobby, Chicago, 1910, pp. 113-4.
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Haverhill, MA Orpheum [Theatre] Dec. 30, 1909-Jan. 1, 1910
"Haverhill, Mass-Orpheum ... Dec. 30-[Jan.]1: Pat and May Touhey...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 15, 1910 p. 24 column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1909 Jun-Aug 1910 Grayscale - 1383.pdf
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Malden, MA Auditorium Jan. 3-8, 1910
Correspondence "Well liked bill ... Touheys, did well."
Variety Jan. 8, 1910 p. 29 column 3
Variety 1909 - 1968.pdf
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Newport, RI Opera House Jan. 24-26, 1910
"Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday ...
"Matinee at 2:15,
"Evening Performances at 7 and 8:30.
...
"The Touheys.
"Irish Sketch Bag Pipes, etc. ..."
Newport RI News Jan. 24, 1910 p. 5 column 6 ad+
NewspaperArchive.com
61683969.pdf
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'Real Writer of the Real
'Barry Gray
'Composer of Vaudeville Acts, Sketches, Songs, Monologues Terms Moderate and "Fair Treatment" Some of my Acts That are "A Hit" ... written during the past year for the following professionals: ... Pat & May Touhey....' ad+
New York Clipper Feb. 19, 1910 p. 11 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 0008.pdf
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Holyoke, MA Sheedy's [Theatre] Feb. 21-23, 1910
Out of Town News Holyoke, Mass. Sheedy's [Theatre] Bill Feb. 21-23 "... Pat and May Touhey...."
New York Clipper Feb. 26, 1910 p. 66 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1910-1911 - 0083.pdf
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Utica, NY Opera House-The People's Theater March 3-5, 1910
"A fine bill for the last of the week. Pat and May Touhey, comedy Irish sketch and bagpipe playing.... -Adv."
Utica Herald-Dispatch March 3, 1910 p. 3 column 3 ad+
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1910 - 0592.PDF
Another announcement or ad:
Utica Daily Press March 3, 1910 p. 12 column 4
Utica NY Daily Press 1910 - 0693.PDF
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US CENSUS 1910

Connecticut Middlesex County East Haddam District No. 29[?]
Enumerated 16 May, 1910 [address] Upper Landing

Toughey Patrick
Head of household
age 45
years married 5
born Ireland
father born Ireland
mother born Ireland
US citizen naturalized 1868 profession actor
industry in theatre

Mary
Wife
age 24[? 29?]
years married 5
born Mass.
father born Can. Eng.[?]
mother born Vermont
profession actress
industry in theatre
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NYC 257 West 86th St. June? 1910
Send-off for Miss Mulcahy.
"The departure of that amiable and popular young lady, Miss Annie Mulcahy, for an extended trip to Ireland ... was made the occasion of considerable enjoyment, which took the form of a surprise party, which was tendered to her by her sister, Miss Mollie Mulcahy, at her residence, 257 West 86th street....
"The dance program which was neatly arranged by Mr. Philip Mulcahy, was really the most enjoyable part of the evening's festivities, and the musical ability of Mr. Tuohy was the delight of all. ..."
NY Irish American Advocate June 18, 1910 p. 7 column 5
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1911 - 0214

Possibly Pat Touhey or James Touhey. Not counted as an engagement.
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Oswego, NY Richardson Theatre Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1910
"Pat & May Touhey
"America's Best Irish Bag Pipers"
Oswego [NY] Daily Times Oct. 31, 1910 announcement p. 4 column 4 ad+ p. 5 column 1 ad+
Newspaper Oswego Daily Times Oct-Jan 1911 - 0004.PDF
Another announcement:
Oswego [NY] Daily Palladium Nov. 2, 1910 p. 5 column 2
Newspaper Oswego Palladium Oct-Dec 1910 - 0320.pdf
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Urbana, IL Orpheum Theatre Nov. 14-19?, 1910
"At the Orpheum. Another pleasing bill.... The Azarno trio furnishes thrills and funs in its acrobatic stunt, while Pat Tuohey has Irish bagpipes do everything but talk. May Tuohey is a clever dancer of Irish reels and jigs."
Urbana [IL] Courier-Herald Nov. 18, 1910 p. 3 column 3
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections
http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=d&d=TUC19101118.2.34&srpos=15&e=-------en-20--1-byDA-txt-txIN-%22irish+bagpipes%22------#
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Chicago, IL Star Theatre Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 1910
Correspondence Chicago Star Theatre
'... Two other laughing hits were Touhey and Touhey and George B. Reno and Co. The Touhey turn is one of those rare treats in Irish seldom seen in vaudeville. Mr. Touhey knows the old-fashioned Irish character as only an Irishman can. There is no buffoonery to his work, just a glimpse of the real "Tad" with the pipes thrown in for good measure at the finish, not to mention a little reel by his partner that fills out the picture. Wynn.'
Variety Dec 3, 1910 p. 17 column 4
Variety 1911 - 0990.pdf

Note show with Burke, where Burke's character is referred to as "Tad", Variety Jan. 26, 1917 p. 17, also Touhey referred to as playing "Tad" part, New York Clipper Feb. 28, 1914 p. 9 column 1
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Houston, TX Cozy [Theatre] Feb. 20?-25, 1911
"... Week [Feb.] 19: ... Pat and May Touhey...." New York Dramatic Mirror March 8, 1911 p. 25 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1910 Sep-Dec 1911 Grayscale - 1026.pdf
Announcement this show:
At the Cozy
"Pat and May Touhey offer a comedy sketch, featuring Mr. Touhey as America's leading Irish piper, and May Touhey's Irish reel and jig dancing. To lovers of good character deleniations the act will prove immensely popular."
Houston [TX] Post Feb. 19, 1911 p. 28 column 5
Portal to Texas History
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth604828/m1/40/zoom/?q=%22irish%20piper%22&zoom=2&lat=3677&lon=2224.5&layers=BT
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San Antonio, TX Greater Royal Theatre Feb. 26-March 4, 1911
"Pat and May Touhey World's Best Irish Piper."
San Antonio [TX] Light and Gazette Feb. 26, 1911 p. 23 announcement column 3 ad+ column 6
Newspaperarchive.com
81158338.pdf
Announcement this show:
Amusements.
At the Royal.
"The bill opens with a skit by Pat and May Touhey. The feature is the bagpipe playing by the man and the clever dancing of Irish jigs by the colleen."
San Antonio [TX] Express Feb. 27, 1911 p. 5 column 1
Portal to Texas History
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth431561/m1/5/zoom/?q=bagpipe&zoom=3&lat=5420&lon=2182&layers=BT
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Port Arthur, TX Sturnes [Theatre] March 5?-11, 1911
Sturnes Week 5 "... Pat & May Touhey, excellent...."
Variety March 18, 1911 p. 29 column 1
Variety 1911 - 1756.pdf
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New Orleans, LA Lyric Theatre March 13-18?, 1911
"Pat and May Touhey"
New Orleans LA Daily Picayune March 13, 1911 p. 9 column 3
http://www.genealogybank.com
Another announcement, ad this show:
'The Touheys do a clever "conversation " act, with songs and selections on the Irish bagpipes.'
New Orleans LA Times-Democrat March 13, 1911 p. 4 column 4 ad+ column 7
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/173240675
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Boston, MA Beacon [Theatre] June 12-17, 1911
Out of Town News Boston, Mass. Beacon [Theatre] Week of [June] 12 "... Le Toy and Touhey...." [?]
New York Clipper June 17, 1911 p. 17 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1911-1912 - 0482.pdf
A few Fulton History index references to "Le Toy and Touhey", "La Foye and Touhey".
also:
Boston, MA Globe Theatre June 26-July 1, 1911
'LaFoye and Touhey, "The Drummer and the Hebrew;"....'
Boston Daily Globe June 25, 1911 p. 50
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com

Probably not Pat Touhey.
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Who Cabbaged Jimmie Touhey's Fine Bagpipes?
'And may Old Nick take the man that's afther takin' poor "Jimmie" Touhey's Irish bag-pipes. They're missing this past six weeks and although "Jimmie," as he is universally known, who lives at 361 Pacific Avenue, has been walking mile after mile every evening nary a word has he been able to gather about those missing pipes. Every public house in Jersey City, Greenville and Bayonne as well as Hoboken has been visited, but it's been the same answer night after night that he's been getting, until now he's footsore.
'It all happened this way. "Jimmie," or James T., as he was christened, played at a picnic June 16 last. There was a fine crowd of sons and daughters of the Ould Sod and "Jimmie's" pipes were as true as ever. On the way home he was held up by three men, who gave him a terrible beating and then ransacked his pockets. Try as they did, they were unable to get the pipes away from "Jimmie." But again he was held up and given a second trouncing and the first thing that he was aware he found himself in the vicinity of the Erie ferry. His bagpipes were gone.
'Broken-hearted "Jimmie" wended his way homeward. The next day he set about to find the missing pipes, but no clue could be found. His sister insists that he has grown whiter every day worrying about them. And well he might, for therein lies another story.
'These pipes came from Erin's Isle twenty-six years ago. "Jimmie's" father brought them and handed them to his son, who was at the time but twelve years old. Since that time they had never been out of his sight. Touhey never learned any other business and with the aid of his wind instrument was able to make a very comfortable living, for he was the only piper in Jersey City and was in great demand. Every Irish ball held in Paterson for years past has found "Jimmie" on deck with his pipes. He has also played in Newark on countless occasions as well as in New York and Brooklyn.
'But to get back to those bagpipes. They are of the left-handed type, and no good to anybody else, for "Jimmie" and his cousin "Patsy" Touhey, now in vaudeville, are the only left-handed pipers in this part of the country. So that it looks as though it were pure deviltry alone that tempted the cruel, cruel thief to commit such a deed.
'Faith and would you please to be so kind, gentle reader if you know of the whereabouts of "Jimmie's" bagpipes to send word at once to the Pacific Avenue home. It's not the pipes that he do be wishing to lose foriver.'
Jersey City NJ Jersey Journal July 22, 1911 p. 2 column 3
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Springfield, IL Majestic [Theatre] Sep. 7-9, 1911
"The Burke-Touhey company are to present an Irish farce comedy...."
Springfield Illinois State Journal Sep. 7, 1911 p. 6 column 4
GenealogyBank.com
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Terre Haute, IN Varieties [Theatre] Sep. 18-23, 1911
"... Burke, Touhey & Co., good...."
Variety Sep. 23, 1911 p. 35 column 3
Variety 1911 - 2780.pdf
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Fort Wayne, IN Temple [Theatre] Sep. 25-30, 1911
Bills Next Week (Sept. 24-25) In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Two Shows Daily Fort Wayne, Indiana Temple [Theatre] Burke & Touhey Co.
Variety Sep. 23, 1911 p. 16 column 3
Variety 1911 - 2761.pdf
Notices this show:
Sep. 25-30; notice in Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Sep. 29, 1911 p. 9 column 7
also:
"The Birthday Party" "Messers. Burke and Touhey are seen at their best and they are ably assisted by Harriet Carter, May Touhey and Will Brown."
Fort Wayne Sentinel Sep. 23, 1911 p. 17 column 7
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#289|29299670
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Chicago, IL Willard [Theatre] Oct. 9-11, 1911
Chicago News "Willard.-For 9-11: ... Charles Burke-Pat Touhey company...."
New York Clipper Oct. 14, 1911 p. 10 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1911-1912 - 0880.pdf
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Chicago, IL Wilson Ave [Theatre] Oct. 12-14, 1911
Chicago Correspondence
"... the following reports are for the current week."
Wilson Ave [Theatre] "Last Half: ... Burke-Touhey Co...."
Willard [Theatre] [First Half] "... Burke-Touhey Co...."
Variety Oct. 14, 1911 p. 27 column 1
Variety 1912 - 0110.pdf
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Dubuque, IA Majestic [Theatre] Oct. 22-28, 1911
Bills Next Week (Oct. 22-23) In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Two Shows Daily Dubuque [Iowa] Majestic [Theatre] (Opening Sunday Mat.) Burke-Touhey Co
Variety Oct. 21, 1911 p. 24 column 2
Variety 1912 - 0147.pdf
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Twilight [part 1, letters 1 and 2]
[Letters from Francis O'Neill to an unknown correspondent in Ireland.]
"Chicago, November 15th. 1911.
...
"... Bernard Delaney, a member of the police department and a piper who has no equal as a player for dancers, both in time, swing, and execution. Touhey is by some regarded as a better player - He is probably on the regulators, but not for a dancer.
"Lately Patsy Touhey made me two dozen [cylinder recordings] but not for money just a compliment. ... I may succeed in getting Patsy Touhey to make a few records. If I do you can have them at cost. ...
"Capt. Francis O'Neill.

"Chicago, December 28, 1911.
...
"There are but two first class pipers in America, and both easily outrank those elsewhere. This is not alone my opinion, but the opinion of competent persons who heard the best in Australia, and in Ireland in recent years, including your double prize winner Bob Thompson. Of the two Bernard Delaney of Tullamore is the best dance player I have ever heard....
"Patsy Touhey could not get enough for his time from the record people. His theatrical business is more profitable. They found a cheaper man McAuliffe and cheaper work of course. He is now dead. I never heard a record of Touhey's to do him anything like justice. The drones being pointing away from the horn are scarcely audible and as his chanter is always sharp concert pitch and the regulators toned accordingly they sound somewhat harsh and jarring when reproduced on the phonograph. Touhey has no disagreeable qualities at all, being kindly, obliging and not at all troubled with conceit. I have in a case, unopened since made, two dozen of his tunes and made in Sergt. Early's house, and they may never be opened in my time (no music but piano since my son's death, the last of five) in my house. I must hear it elsewhere.
"I am awaiting a chance to have Touhey make a few records for you - but are you considering the act of buying an Edison phonograph for them. It is quite expensive.
...
"Yours most sincerely,
"Capt. Francis O'Neill.
"No records received to date. F. O'N."
An Piobaire vol. 1 no. 16-17 Aibrean 1974 pp. 105-06
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0116_17.PDF

Twilight [part 2, letter no. 3]
"Chicago, March 9th, 1912.
"... but although I had the dozen of Patsy Touhey's records ready I had my misgivings about sending them because I thought there was some misunderstanding about the machine [an Edison] on which they were made.
"... Your consignment of Touhey Tunes were shipped just a week ago via United States Express Prepaid. Patsy announced the names himself so you have a record of his voice as well. They were made in Sergt. Early's residence and now they are yours and I wish you luck with them for few others are possible hereafter.
"... Touhey does not live in Chicago but calls occasionally in his theatrical engagements.
...
"Touhey's records will not do him justice that I know as the drones can't be heard although they were going and the chanter is too sharp to get the best results. On the large auditoriums of American theatres a weak chanter would be too puny and the loud one is mellowed.
"This I know personally.
...
"... And that reminds me that I sent a dozen [records] from Touhey and a dozen from John McFadden our best traditional fiddler to his Reverence [Richard Henebry] January 1911. He has not yet found time to acknowledge their receipt. ...
"... sincerely. Francis O'Neill."
An Piobaire vol. 1 no. 18 Bealtaine 1974 pp. 119-20
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0118.PDF

Twilight [part 4, letter no. 5]
'Chicago. 1912.
'Your kind letter just received, and my haste in acknowledging it is due to my desire to forbid you sending me any more records. ... I have no machine on which to play Andrew's pieces and the Edison cylinder phonograph which I purchased to hear Touhey's tunes on is at a friend's house. I am more than thankful for your kindness already experienced and your good intentions.
...
'Touhey as I said plays in the Threatres altogether and must have loud pipes to impress an audience. On account of the way he must play into horn the drones pointing off at a tangent are not in evidence in the records. Had I any other form of dissipation (Can't drink or smoke) I would be compelled to give pipers and fiddlers a wide birth. There is to be no bill.......Touhey is a gentleman altho a piper and I don't need the money. £1,000 would not cover my expenses on music and I'm not through yet. Pardon this hasty letter and believe me Yours most sincerely,
'Francis O'Neill.'
An Piobaire vol. 1 no. 20-21 Feabhra 1975 p. 127
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0120_21.PDF

The apparent complete letters - except for the addressee's name and the greeting - are transcribed in An Piobaire.
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Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre Nov. 16-18?, 1911
Burke, Touhey & Co. In "The Birthday Party"
Wisconsin State Journal Nov. 17, 1911 p. 8 column 6
http://newspaperarchive.com/madison-wisconsin-state-journal/1911-11-17/page-8
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Chicago, IL Ashland [Theatre] Nov. 20-25, 1911
Variety Artists' Routes For Week November 20
"Burke Touhey & Co Ashland [Theatre] Chicago"
Variety Nov. 18, 1911 p. 38 column 2
Variety 1912 - 0321.pdf
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Quincy, IL Bijou [Theatre] Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1911
Out of Town News
"Chas. Burke and Pat Touhey and Company...."
New York Clipper Dec. 2, 1911 p. 20 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1911-1912 - 1058.pdf
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Cedar Rapids, IA Majestic Theatre Dec. 4-9, 1911
Variety Artists' Routes For Week December 4
"Burke Touhey & Co Majestic Cedar Rapids [Iowa]
Variety Dec. 2, 1911 p. 34 column 2
Variety 1912 - 0397.pdf

This week at the Majestic
"Chas. Burke - Pat Toughey Co." [cartoon]
'Burke-Touhey and company have a rollicking Irish sketch called "The Birthday Party" that is new and contains some novel features that please the audience mightily. One of the best features of the act is the real music that Mr. Touhey gets out of a set of Irish pipes. The airs range from Irish ballads to jigs, and brought more applause than any other feature on the bill. Both men are good comedians and their stuff is all new and pleasing.'
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Dec. 5, 1911 p. 7 column 2 ad+
http://newspaperarchive.com/cedar-rapids-evening-gazette/1911-12-05/page-7
Announcement this show:
'... the lilting tunes of the Emerald Isle are being played on the Irish pipes during the comedy sketch "The Birthday Party" which is presented by the Burke-Touhey company. There are the familiar ballads and jig tunes and a "come-all-ye" thrown in for good measure. This feature has been making a big hit.'
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Dec. 7, 1911 p. 12 column 4
http://Newspaperarchive.com
52320277.pdf
Review of this show: 'Airs from old Ireland are furnished upon the Irish pipes by the Burke-Touhey company during the action of a funny sketch called "The Birthday Party." "The Lakes of Killarney" and several other of the old timers are played in a manner which stirs the patriotism of all - whether they swear allegiance to the Emerald Isle or not.'
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Dec. 8, 1911 p. 6 column 5 tu+
http://newspaperarchive.com/cedar-rapids-evening-gazette/1911-12-08/page-6
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Waterloo, IA Majestic Theatre Dec. 14-16, 1911
'Burke-Touhey Co., "The Birthday Party." An Irish Comedy Melange.'
Waterloo [IA] Evening Courier Dec. 13, 1911 p. 8 column 7 ad+
http://newspaperarchive.com/waterloo-evening-courier/1911-12-13/page-8
Announcement this show:
Waterloo [IA] Evening Courier Dec. 14, 1911 p. 2 column 4
Newspaperarchive.com
87771445.pdf
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Chicago, IL Linden Theatre Jan. 1-3, 1912
'Burke Touhey & Co. In the Comedy Playlet "The Birthday Party" '
Chicago, IL Englewood Economist Dec. 18, 1912 p. 3 column 5 ad+
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#327|32479176
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Davenport, IA American [Theatre] Jan. 15-20, 1912
Pantages bookings Week [Jan.] 15. "... Burke & Touhey, strong;..."
Variety Jan. 27, 1912 p. 26 column 1
Variety 1912 - 0867.pdf
also:
Variety Jan. 13, 1912 p. 16 column 5
Variety 1912 - 0779.pdf
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Lawrence, MA Nickel [Theatre] Feb. 26-March 2, 1912
Out of Town News Lawrence, Mass.
Nickel [Theatre] Bill week of [Feb.] 26 "... Bourke, Touhey and company...."
New York Clipper March 2, 1912 p. 16 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1912 (113).pdf
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Portland, ME Portland [Theatre] March 11-16?, 1912
"... Burke, Touhey & Co., excellent...."
Variety March 15, 1912 p. 35 column 3
Variety 1912 - 1141.pdf
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Centreport. [Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke are enjoying a week at their summer home."
Huntington NY Long-Islander March 29, 1912 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1912-03-29/ed-1/seq-4/
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Providence, RI Union [Theatre] April 15-20?, 1912
"... Pat & May Touhey, pleased...."
Variety April 20, 1912 p. 30 column 4
Variety 1912 - 1342.pdf
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Burlington, VT Strong [Theatre] April 22-24, 1912
Plattsburg, NY Plattsburg [Theatre] April 25-27, 1912
Bills Next Week (April 22) In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily
"Burlington, Vt. Strong [Theatre] (chch) [Church's Booking Office, Boston] Pat & May Touhey"
Variety April 20, 1912 p. 20 column 6
Variety 1912 - 1332.pdf
Plattsburg, N. Y. Plattsburg [Theatre] (chch) 2d half
"Pat & May Touhey"
Variety April 20, 1912 p. 21 column 4
Variety 1912 - 1333.pdf
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Whitehall, NY World [Theatre] April 29-May 1, 1912
Rutland, VT Grand [Theatre] May 2-4, 1912
Bills Next Week (April 29) In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily
Rutland, Vt. Grand [Theatre] (chch) [Church's Booking Office, Boston] 2d half "Pat & May Touhey"
"Whitehall, N.Y. World [Theatre] (chch) Pat & May Touhey"
Variety April 27, 1912 p. 19 columns 5, 8
Variety 1912 - 1371.pdf
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Clipper Post Office. Gentlemen's List [letter forwarding service?]
Pat Touhey
New York Clipper May 25, 1912 p. 18 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1912 (423).pdf
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Centreport. [Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke have left for the road season."
Huntington NY Long-Islander July 26, 1912 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1912-07-26/ed-1/seq-6/
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The Burke Brothers performed together in Oct. and Nov.1912.
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St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Lyric [Theatre] Oct. 7-9, 1912
"7-9, Pat and May Touhey...."
Variety Oct. 18, 1912 p. 37 column 2
Variety 1912 - 2390.pdf
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Portland, ME Greeley's [Theatre] Oct. 21-26, 1912
Out of Town News Portland, Me. Greely's [Theatre] "Bill for [Oct.] 21 and week: ... and Pat and May Touhey."
New York Clipper Oct. 26, 1912 p. 11 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1912-1913 - 0922.pdf
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Fall River, MA Bijou [Theatre] Nov. 4-6, 1912
"... Pat and May Touhey... [Nov.] 4-6...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Nov. 13, 1912 p. 20 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1912 Jan-Feb 1913 Grayscale - 1730.pdf
Another announcement this show:
Variety Nov. 8, 1912 p. 33 column 2
Variety 1912 - 2516.pdf
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Centreport. [Long Island, NY]
"Charles Burke has been forced to take a vacation on account of throat trouble."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Dec. 27, 1912 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1912-12-27/ed-1/seq-6
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Chicago, IL Linden Theatre Jan. 1-3, 1913
'Burke Touhey & Co. In the Comedy Playlet "The Birthday Party" '
Chicago, IL Englewood Economist Dec. 18, 1912 p. 3 column 5 ad+
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#327|32479176
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Jersey City, NJ? Green Isle Social Club Feb.?, 1913
Green Isle Club Has Social Hour
"Irish lads and lassies danced breakdowns, reels and other country dances Street until the wee hours of the morning to the accompaniment of the bagpipes of the celebrated piper, Patrick Touhy, and his assistant."
Jersey City, N. J. Jersey Journal Feb. 12, 1913 p. 11 column 4
http://www.genealogybank.com
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Ithaca, NY New Star Theatre April 21-23, 1913
Blackface Team Pleases at Star
'The second act, the Toohey Trio, is not up to the usual standard. The jokes are antiquated and the whole act lacks "go." '
Ithaca [NY] Daily News April 22, 1913 p. 7 column 5
Ithaca NY Daily News 1913 Grayscale - 0946.pdf
Another announcement this show:
Ithaca [NY] Daily News April 19, 1913 p. 7 column 4
Ithaca NY Daily News 1913 Grayscale - 0926.pdf
"TOOHEY TRIO
"Comedy Variety Offering."
Ithaca [NY] Daily News April 23, 1913 p. 5 column 1 ad+
Ithaca NY Daily News 1913 Grayscale - 0954.pdf
Other insertions:
Ithaca [NY] Daily News April 21, 1913 p. 5 column 1
Ithaca NY Daily News 1913 Grayscale - 0934.pdf
Ithaca [NY] Daily News April 22, 1913 p. 5 column 1
Ithaca NY Daily News 1913 Grayscale - 0944.pdf
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Oswego, NY Richardson Theatre May 8-10, 1913
"Pat Toohey Trio,
"Introducing Tom Connelly and May Touhey, America's[?] Greatest Irish Dancers; and Pat Toohey, Best Irish Piper"
Places of Amusement.
The Richardson Theatre Bill.
"The Pat Toohey Trio, give an Irish sketch in which some clever jig dancing is done by all three, and a fine rendering of Irish airs is given on the bagpipe with piano accompaniment."
Oswego [NY] Daily Palladium May 9, 1913 p. 9 ad+ column 1 announcement column 5
Newspaper Oswego Palladium April - June 1913 - 0363.pdf
Another insertion this ad:
Oswego [NY] Daily Palladium May 8, 1913 p. 8 column 1
Newspaper Oswego Palladium April - June 1913 - 0353.pdf
Other announcements:
"... Keith vaudeville features...."
Oswego [NY] Daily Times May 8, 1913 p. 5 column 4
Newspaper Oswego Daily Times April-July 1913 - 0079.PDF
Oswego [NY] Daily Times May 9, 1913 p. 4 column 4
Newspaper Oswego Daily Times April-July 1913 - 0086.PDF
"... the only act of its kind on the American stage today."
Oswego [NY] Daily Palladium May 7, 1913 p. 3 column 7
Newspaper Oswego Palladium April - June 1913 - 0338.pdf
Oswego [NY] Daily Palladium May 8, 1913 p. 3 column 7
Newspaper Oswego Palladium April-June 1913 - 0334.pdf
Oswego [NY] Daily Palladium May 10, 1913 p. 3 column 5
Newspaper Oswego Palladium April-June 1913 - 0356.pdf
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Thomas J. Connelly (1892-1918)
Tom Connelly

In the Service
"Thomas J. Connelly is with Co. B, 2d Engineers, with the American forces in France. Mr. Connelly was formerly with Burke, Touhey and Co."
Variety Nov. 16, 1917 p. 8 column 1

Variety 1918 - 1859.pdf

American Casualties
"Special to the Courier-News:
"Washington, June 15.-Casualty list of American Expeditionary Forces:
"... Killed in action-Privates ... Thomas J. Connelly, 1388 Bristow street, New York City."
Plainfield [NJ] Courier-News June 15, 1918 p. 4 column 6
Newspapers.com

https://www.newspapers.com/image/220280741

Vaude. Actor Dies in Action
"Thomas J. Connelly, a vaudeville actor, was killed in action in France recently. He was a member of the act known as Bert Tuhey and company.
"Connelly, who was twenty-six years old, enlisted in May last year. Thomas J. Connelly, of Bristow Street, the Bronx, father of the dead actor, received a letter last Friday from his son in which he said he expected to go into action at any moment. Shortly after receipt of the letter, the elder Connelly was notified by telegram from Washington that his son had fallen in action."
NY Clipper June 19, 1918, p. 7 column 4

New York NY Clipper 1916-1917 - 0697.pdf

Note that Touhey's address was 1388 Bristow St from at least 1901 to 1908. The US Census 1900 info, above, indicates that Connelly was Touhey's nephew. Connelly performed with the Touheys, as the Pat Toohey Trio, at least from April 1913 to Feb. 1914.
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Pat Toohey

There are many Fulton History index references from the 1910s and 20s to Pat Toohey, a militant, progressive coal miner and labor organizer, described as communist, often mentioned in the Daily Worker.
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Rome, NY Motion World-The Carroll Theater May 19-24?,1913
Motion World-Carroll Theater.
"Pat Toohey Trio, introducing the two famous Irish dancers, Tom Connelly and May Toohey, and the world's greatest Irish bagpiper, Pat Toohey; also good Irish singing numbers."
the ad:
"Pat Toohey Trio
"Irish Dancers, Irish Comedy, Singing and World's Great Irish Bagpiper."
Rome [NY] Daily Sentinel May 19, 1913 p. 2 ad+ and notice column 6
Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1913 - 1200.pdf
Other insertions of ad:
Rome [NY] Daily Sentinel May 17, 1913 p. 2 column 6
Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1913 - 1190.pdf
Rome [NY] Daily Sentinel May 20, 1913 p. 2 column 7
Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1913 - 1208.pdf
Rome [NY] Daily Sentinel May 21, 1913 p. 2 column 7
Rome NY Daily Sentinel 1913 - 1218.pdf
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Cortland, NY Cortland Theatre May 26-28, 1913
Amusements
Vaudeville Show
At the Cortland Theatre a Very Good One
"It was a very appreciative audience that greeted the vaudeville at the Cortland theatre last night and the show all through deserved the welcome it received. The Toohey trio presented an Irish sketch that took the house by storm. Very clever dancing and bag pipe playing was introduced in the sketch. The only fault to find in the sketch was that it only lasted 15 minutes. The audience could have stood an hour or more of the Toohey's. Besides the music and dancing the father of the Toohey family kept everyone roaring with his witty Irish sayings. Many people remained over to the second show to see and hear them a second time."
Cortland [NY] Standard May 27, 1913 p. 8 column 5
Cortland NY Standard 1913 - 1054.pdf
Announcement this show:
Cortland [NY] Standard May 26, 1913 p. 8 column 5
Cortland NY Standard 1913 - 1046.pdf
ad+ this show:
Cortland [NY] Standard May 24, 1913 p. 5 column 1
Cortland NY Standard 1913 - 1035.pdf
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Detroit, MI Family [Theatre] June 9-14, 1913
Correspondence
Unless otherwise noted, the following reports are for the current week.
"... Pat Toohey Trio, good...."
Variety June 13, 1913 p. 26 column 3
Variety 1913 - 1159.pdf
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Cincinnati, OH Keith's [Theatre] June 22-28, 1913
"The bill at Keith's opening, matinee June 22, for week includes ... the Pat Toohey Trio (no puns are intentional in the name)."
New York Dramatic Mirror July 2, 1913 p. 15, column 1
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1913 Mar-Apr 1914 Grayscale - 0645.pdf
Other announcements this show:
"Pat Toohey Trio, hit...."
Variety June 27,1913 p. 28 column 2
Variety 1913 - 1225.pdf
Route List Vaudeville
"Toohey, Trio, Keith's, Cincinnati."
New York Clipper June 28, 1913 p. 21 column 5
New York NY Clipper 1913-1914 - 0592.pdf
Out of Town News
Cincinnati.
"B. F. Keith's ... the Pat Toohey trio from Dublin...."
New York Clipper June 28, 1913 p. 10 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1913 - 0605.pdf
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Louisville, KY B. F. Keith's [Theater] June 29-July 5?, 1913
At the Theaters
'It has been noticed lately that the "act" that, by some means or other, induced the management to give it headline honors, has not been nearly so good as an amusement element as some others not so prominently placed. This week three units on the bill provide better entertainent than the Pat Tooney Trio, which has been referred to in press notices as the principle headline "act." The Tooney Trio offers a very poor low-comedy sketch, featuring, it is presumed, Mr. Tooney as the world's best Irish piper," and two younger people who dance what are evidently supposed to be Irish dances.'
Louisville KY Courier-Journal June 30, 1913 p. 4 column 8
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/119359947
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Indianapolis, IN Keith's [Theatre] July 7-12, 1913
At the Playhouses
"Among the novelties of the bill at Keith's this week will be.... The Pat Toohey trio of Irish singers will be heard in songs and with the Irish bagpipes."
Indianapolis Star July 7, 1913 p. 7 column 3
Newspaperarchive. com
8468344.pdf
Announcement this show:
Out of Town News
Indianapolis, Ind.
"Keith's ... bill week of 7... Pat Toohey's Irish Singers...."
New York Clipper July 12, 1913 p. 5 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1913 - 0657.pdf
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Jersey City, NJ Phoenix Hall Oct. 23, 1913
All Grand Street Goes to Wedding
"All Grand Street in the vicinity of the Junction took a holiday last night and there was a gala time at Phoenix Hall, the occasion being the wedding of James Lynch ... [and] Delia Duffy....
"More than 500 persons attended the reception at Phoenix Hall, which was decorated with American and Irish flags, and music for dancing was previded by Prof. Tuohey, the Irish piper, and John Gallagher, the violinist, who knows all the tunes of the old sod. The click of heels in the reels and clogs of Erin were heard on the floor, the first time in many a day.
"... Music for the round dances was furnished by John Podmore, and the fun kept up until a late hour this morning, and although day was breaking when the last jig was danced, nobody seemed to be tired."
Jersey City NJ Jersey Journal Oct. 24, 1913 p. 8 column 1
GenealogyBank.com

This is likely James Touhey, tho it could be Patrick.
Not counted as an engagement.
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Schenectady, NY Orpheum [Theatre] Oct. 27-29, 1913
The Orpheum.
High Class Vaudeville at Popular Prices
Mon., Tue., Wed.
"The Pat Toohey Trio, Irish Singers and Pipers." [listed first.]
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 29, 1913 p. 13 column 8 ad+
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2930.pdf
Other insertions this ad:
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 27, 1913 p. 13 column 8
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2898.pdf
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 28, 1913 p. 13 column 8
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2914.pdf
Announcement this show:
"Tonight's performance will conclude the engagement of the vaudeville company which is headed by the Pat Toohey Trio in their latest comedy musical skit. Introducing Tom Connolly and May Toohey, famous Irish dancers, and Pat Toohey, the great Iirsh piper."
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 29, 1913 p. 9 column 7
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2926.pdf
Other announcements:
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 25, 1913 p. 11 column 4
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2874.pdf
"This specialty is the only one of its kind in America."
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 27, 1913 p. 7 column 3
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2892.pdf
Schenectady [NY] Gazette Oct. 28, 1913 p. 3 column 4
Schenectady NY Gazette 1913 Grayscale - 2904.pdf
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Utica, NY The Hippodrome Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1913
"The feature act for the last half of the week is a joy. It will be given by the Pat Toohey Trio, Irish comedians who sing, dance, tell stories, play the piano and bagpipes and do other things that are a delight to an audience. It is a treat to see them. They have the right kind of spirit for such an act, the right line of comedy and settings[?] that make the act distinctive and pleasing. The comedy is wholesome and the humor is of the racy, Irish kind. It is contagious, and the audience will be weary from laughing when the Toohey Trio ends its splendid number."
Utica [NY] Sunday Tribune Oct. 26, 1913 p. 16 column 7
Utica NY Sunday Tribune 1913-1914 - 0129.pdf
ad+ this show, "The Pat Toomey Trio."
Utica [NY] Sunday Tribune Oct. 26, 1913 p. 12 column 1
Utica NY Sunday Tribune 1913-1914 - 0125.pdf
Announcements this show:
Utica [NY] Daily Press Oct. 30, 1913 p. 7 column 4
Utica NY Daily Press 1913 - 6038.pdf
Utica [NY] Herald-Dispatch Oct. 30, 1913 p. 7 column 7
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1913 - 1333.pdf
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Greenville, PA Young's Theatre Nov. 27-29, 1913
"At Young's Theatre
...
"Thursday, Friday and Saturday
"The Pat Toohey Trio
"A Great Act
"With the World's Greatest Irish Piper ..."
Greenville PA Evening Record Nov. 28, 1913 p. 5 column 7
Newspaperarchive.com
131417603.pdf
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NYC Proctors Fifty-eighth Street [Theatre] Feb. 2-7, 1914
In the Vaudeville Theatres.
"Others on the programme will be ... The Pat Toohey Trio...."
New York Sun Feb. 1, 1914 sixth section p. 10 column 4
New York NY Sun 1914 Grayscale - 0780.pdf
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NYC Proctor's 125th Street [Theatre] Feb. 16-18, 1914
New Vaudeville Acts and Reappearances
Pat Toohey Trio.
Proctor's 115th Street, Feb. 17.
'Assisted by a woman and a man Pat Toohey is featured in a "tad" part for presenting a bagpipe specialty by himself and jigging by all three.
'The theme of the set is weak, and an ancient air of presentation hovers over the entire thing.
'The jigging specialties by Toohey and the girl, and the girl and the straight, hold it up for a fairly good finish. Thirteen minutes, interior.
[reviewed by] Tod.'
New York Clipper Feb. 28, 1914 p. 9 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1914 - 0301.pdf
Announcement this show:
New York Clipper Feb. 28, 1914 p. 8 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1914 - 0300.pdf

Note show without Burke, where reviewer refers to Pat Touhey as "Tad", Variety Dec 3, 1910 p. 17, also Burke referred to as playing "tad" part, Variety Jan. 26, 1917 p. 17 column 3
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Saratoga Springs, NY Broadway Palace Theatre March 16-18, 1914
"Broadway Palace Theatre Tonight Is Your Last Chance To See Pat and May Touhey In an Irish sketch introducing bag pipe playing and Irish reel and jig dancing, some old Irish songs, you will surely enjoy this sketch as it is good." March 16-18
Saratogan March 18, 1914 p. 2 column 7 ad+
Saratoga Springs NY Saratogian 1914 - 0533.pdf
Other ads:
Saratogan March 17, 1914 p. 2 column 7
Saratoga Springs NY Saratogian 1914 - 0523.pdf
Saratogan March 16, 1914 p. 2 column 7
Saratoga Springs NY Saratogian 1914 - 0515.pdf
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Portland, ME Greely's [Theatre] April 30-May 2, 1914
Out of Town News Portland, Me.
Greely's [Theatre] "For [April] 30-May 2 ... Pat and May Touhey...."
New York Clipper May 2, 1914 p. 22 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1914 - 0572.pdf
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Bridgeport, CT Acorn A. C. Club rooms, Kossuth St. Oct. 15, 1914
Acorn A. C. Holds Monthly Smoker
(By "Old Man Grump" at Ringside)
"The Acorn A. C. [Athletic Club?] held their monthly smoker in the club rooms on Kossuth street, Thursday evening, about 500 followers of the roped arena being present. Five entertaining bouts were served to please the fans....
"We then had McCue and Harvey with their banjos and and they were followed with a few selections on the Irish bagpipes by the celebrated Irish poper Pat Toohey."
Bridgeport [CT] Evening Farmer Oct. 17, 1914 p. 9 column 4
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84022472/1914-10-17/ed-1/seq-9/
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Pittsburgh, PA Harris Theater Oct. 19-24, 1914
What the Press Agents Say
Harris-Vaudeville.
"Nine standard vaudeville offerings including two headline attractions will comprise the bill at the Harris Theater this week. ... Pat and May Touhey have a characteristic Irish bagpipe and dancing offering."
Pittsburgh Gazette Times Oct. 18, 1914 fifth section p. 7 column 3
ad+ on this page, column 4, bills them as "The Touheys."
from Google Newspaper Archive
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1126&dat=19141018&id=Xw5RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h2YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2228,4781807
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Detroit, MI Family [Theatre] Oct. 26-31, 1914
Correspondence
"The Touheys, good...."
Variety Oct. 31, 1914 p. 45 column 1
Variety 1914 - 2458.pdf
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Chicago, IL Association Hall Dec. 10, 1914
'Gaelic League Entertainment Association Hall 19 South La Salle Street Chicago
Thursday, December 10, 1914 at 8:15 P. M. ...
Program
1 Selections on the Irish Bagpipes:
a. "Kathleen Triall", "The Minstrel Boy," "The Morning Star" (Reel)
b. "The Rakes of Mallow," "Little Stack of Barley' "Jug of Brown Ale" (Jig)
c. "Give us a Drink of the Water" and "Rocky Road to Dublin" (Hop Jigs) "The Duke of Leinster's Reel"
Mr. Patrick Touhey'

From the Dunn Family Collection, Ward Irish Music Archives. Program Found in Dunn's copy of Dance Music of Ireland. tu+
http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Dance-Music-of-Ireland-01.htm
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Touhey in San Francisco, CA in 1915?
See the article, Feb. 1918, below:
San Francisco, CA 322 28th Ave. Feb. 1918?
Patsy Touhey Slept Here
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Milwaukee, WI Orpheum [Theatre] Jan 31?-Feb. 6, 1915
Out of Town News Milwaukee, Wis.
Orpheum [Theatre] "Bill week of Jan. 31: ... Pat and May Touhey...."
New York Clipper Feb. 6, 1915 p. 4 column 5
New York NY Clipper 1914-1915 - 1415.pdf
Announcement this show:
"Pat and May Tuohey, Irish piper and dancer, are popular...."
Milwaukee Sentinel Feb. 1, 1915 p. 4 column 6
Google Newspapers
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19150201&id=U2QVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iwoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6010,28605&hl=en
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Touhey makes out his last Will and Testament at East Haddam, Conn., June 17, 1915. He leaves everything to his wife, Mary G. Touhey and makes her his executor. Pat Touhey's signature is on the written-out copy of the will.

After Touhey's death the will was filed for probate (see below, March 26, 1923) at the Bronx County Surrogate Court, Bronx, NY. Papers associated with this filing are on record at the court, file #156P1923

There were three witnesses to the will. As part of the probate proceedings in 1923 the witnesses swore to documents attesting that they indeed witnessed the will. These probate documents also gave the current residence of the witness, and how many years the witness had known Touhey "before the execution of said instrument."

The witnesses:
Fred H. Eckhoff Freeport, L. I. ten years
Anna M. Eckhoff Freeport, L. I. ten years
Paul J. Messer East Haddam, Ct. twelve years
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Fred and Anna Eckhoff

Fred Eckhoff (b. 1870 or 1872?) and Anna Gordon (b. 1876 or 1877?- d. 1946?) were active in vaudeville from about 1900 to 1924 as "The Musical Laugh Makers." The Fulton History newspaper index has many references to them during these years.

Fred and Anna married April 1898. Fred Eckhoff is listed along with Touhey as cast member in Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety Co. in an engagement in NYC in Nov. 1898.

Living in Manhattan as of 1905 Census. Dec 1906 ad gives address as Chelsea, Mass., same address as Fred's residence when they got married.

They owned a house in East Haddam, Conn. from 1908 to 1918. The house was two tenths of a mile from the Touhey's house. The Touhey's lived in East Haddam 1908-1919. Both families removed to Freeport, L. I. and lived near each other there.

Residents of Freeport L. I. when Touhey's will was probated, 1923. Listed as Freeport residents in city directories, US Census and newspaper article 1926 - 1931. Owned a house, 289 West Lena Ave, 1919-1946. It was two tenths of a mile from where the Touhey's lived.
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Paul J. Messer

Paul Messer (1870-1945) was long time resident of East Haddam, is buried there.
For some years a foreman in a lumber yard. Then worked for the State Highway Department, probably as a bridge tender.

Wife Susan (1870-1936), one son, Harold, b. 1905.

Messer was born in East Haddam. References as lumber yard worker 1896 - 1917. References as Conn. State employee, Highway Department, 1919 - 1930.

Paul and Susan buried in River View Cemetery, East Haddam.
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NYC Harlem Opera House Dec. 13-18, 1915
Show Reviews Harlem Opera House.
"Burke, Touhey and Co. got along to some extent, the Irish thing suiting this audience. The playlet needs plenty of work and cutting."
Variety Dec. 17, 1915 p. 17 column 4
Variety 1915 - 2200.pdf
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NYC Proctor's Fifth Avenue [Theatre] Dec. 26, 1915-Jan. 1, 1916
'Others there will be Charles Burke and "Pat" Touhey, in "Casey's Visit"....'
NY Herald Dec 26 1915 3rd section p. 8
New York NY Herald 1915 a - 3238.pdf
Review this show:
"Burke, Touhey and Company, the company being three, presented a comedy character sketch of Irish life. It's one of those wholesome acts of which we see entirely too little. A little bagpipe playing, ditto jig dancing, added zest[?] to the offering, which went with a bang. The finish, however, is weak."
New York Clipper Jan 1, 1916 p. 9 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1915-1916 - 1954.pdf
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Re-united.
'Chas. H. Burke and Pat Touhey have re-united, and will appear in vaudeville with their Irish comedy, "Casey's Visit." Alf. Wilton is looking after their bookings.'
New York Clipper Jan 1, 1916 p. 7 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1915-1916 - 1952.pdf
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Poughkeepsie, NY Collingwood Opera House Jan. 6-8, 1916
Big ad for show described below at the Collingwood Opera House:
'Charles Burke, Ireland's Champion Step Dancer, And Pat Touhey, America's Great Bag-Piper, Present a Comedy Sketch Entitled "Casey's Visit." '
Poughkeepsie Eagle-News Jan. 6, 1916 p. 8 column 2 ad+
Poughkeepsie NY Daily Eagle 1915 - 3539.pdf
Great Show at the Collingwood [Opera House]. '... new vaudeville bill.... Burke and Touhey Co. came third on the bill in a real Irish sketch entitled "Casey's Visit." Pat Touhey touches the very heart strings of the audience with his bagpipe melodies and makes Charlie Burke who takes the part of an old man take some lively steps, and it comes across the footlights in profusion and sets your feet in motion, delights you with its harmony and gives you that real heart interest feeling.'
Poughkeepsie Eagle-News Jan. 7, 1916 p. 6 column 3
Poughkeepsie NY Daily Eagle 1915 - 3547.pdf
At the Theatre. The Collingwood [Theatre] Vaudeville.
'The Burke and Touhey Company in a real Irish skit entitled "Casey's Visit"....'
Poughkeepsie Eagle-News Jan. 8, 1916 p. 11 column 5
Poughkeepsie NY Daily Eagle 1915 - 3564.pdf
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Chicago, IL McVicker's [Theatre] May 29-June 3, 1916
'The bill was headlined by Grace Hazard and she came up to all expectations. ... Burke, Touhey and Co. offered "Casey's Visit." Lines got over. Bagpipe playing and dancing by one of the women happily received. Act started out slowly but gained strength as it went along. Grace Hazard followed.'
Variety June 2, 1916 p. 28 column 3
Variety 1916 - 0613.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke closed up their season Saturday [June 10] and are now taking it easy at their summer home."
Huntington NY Long-Islander June 16, 1916 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1916-06-16/ed-1/seq-6/
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Utica, NY Majestic Theater Oct. 5-7, 1916
Vaudeville Cockatoos a Feature at the Majestic
"A clever comedy sketch is given by Burke, Touhey and company, three men and two women. It shows the trials of an old Irishman, suddenly made wealthy, who is besieged by men of title, all of whom he turns down in favor of an old Irish friend. The latter plays a set of bag pipes and both sing some old Irish songs. One of the girls does some clever dancing and the entire sketch seems to please very much"
Utica Herald-Dispatch Oct. 6, 1916 p. 5 column 2
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1916 - 2367.PDF
New Vaudeville at the Majestic
"Among the acts to win popularity is that of Burke, Touhey and company, in which the Irish wit and humor are generously dispensed by a capable group of actors. The Irish playlet shows an Irishman who has become wealthy and whose acquaintance is therefore sought by the aristocrats in business and society. He turns aside these calls in order to greet his old friend, Pat, a poor Irishman. The two join in singing and another member of the company, a young lady, does some dainty dancing. The laughs caused by the sketch are numerous and hearty."
Utica Observer Oct. 6, 1916 p. 12 column 3
Utica NY Observer 1916 - 3821.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke were recent visitors at their country place."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Nov. 10, 1916 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1916-11-10/ed-1/seq-6/
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NYC Columbia [Theatre] Nov. 13-18, 1916
New Acts This Week Columbia [Theatre]
"The Burke-Touhey skit carrying five people pulled the expected hit, the character work of the two male principals guaranteeing a safe passage. The Irish pipes (a rarity in vaudeville) will insure almost any vehicle in this particualr section, but in addition the Burke-Touhey aggregation have a clever combination of cross-fire patter."
Variety Nov. 17, 1916 p. 15 column 3
Variety 1917 - 0324.pdf
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NYC Jefferson Theatre Jan. 22-27?, 1917
Vaudeville at the Jefferson Theatre Burke Touhey & Co. Casey's Visit
'Burke Toughey & Co. offered a very boresome sketch entitled "Casey's Visit." It was not at all entertaining and put the patience of the audience to a hard test as it ran entirely too long.'
NY Clipper Feb 7, 1917, p. 8
NY Clipper 1917-1918 - 0001.pdf

Show Reviews Jefferson Theatre
"Burke, Touhey and Co., five people, offered their familiar Irish comedy sketch, in which Touhey and the remainder of the troupe feed Charles Burke's "Tad" characterization. The act is built along old-fashioned lines, with "asides," and recalls the former "Silver Moon" sketch. Touhey's bagpipe playing to Burke's singing of "Kilkenny" is still as effective as ever. Burke and Touhey should easily be able to secue[sic] a two-act for themselves and thereby avoid the carrying of the other three, who are unnecessary. They are good enough artists to try once more for the big time." Jolo.
Variety Jan. 26, 1917 p. 17 column 3 tu+
Variety 1917 - 1075.pdf

Note show without Burke, where reviewer refers to Pat Touhey as "Tad", Variety Dec 3, 1910 p. 17, also Touhey referred to as playing "Tad" part, New York Clipper Feb. 28, 1914 p. 9 column 1
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke have been spending a few days in town this week."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Feb. 23, 1917 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1917-02-23/ed-1/seq-6/
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In the run up to US involvement in World War I the State of Connecticut did a "Military Census" of all men over the age of 16. A form was filled out for Patrick J. Touhey, post office address East Haddam, Conn. on Feb. 20, 1917. (Forms also exist for the two men who witnessed and signed Touhey's will, June 1915.)

1. What is your present Trade, Occupation or Profession? Theatrical Travels 7 mo in year
2. Have you experience in any other Trade, Occupation or Profession? no
3. What is your Age? unknown Height? 5 1/2 Weight? about 150#
4. Are you Married? Single? or Widower? Married
5. How many persons are dependent on your for support? One
6. Are you a citizen of the United States? Yes
...
9. Have you ever done any Military or Naval Service in this or any other Country? No
10. Have you any serious physical disability? Yes If so, name it. Gastritis
11. Can you do any of the following: Ride a horse? No Handle a team? No Drive an automobile? Yes Ride a motorcycle? No Understand telegraphy? No Operate a wireless? No Any experience with a steam engine? No Any experience with electrical machinery? No Handle a boat, power or sail? Yes Any experience in simple coastwise navigation? No Any experience with High Speed Marine Gasoline Engines? No Are you a good swimmer? No

I hereby certify that I have personally interviewed the above mentioned person and that the answers to the questions enumerated are as he gave them to me.
Alexander Dallas Jr.
Military Census Agent.

In left hand margin near question 2: Away for season

The form is printed. Handwritten answers, comments and signature are in italics.
From Ancestry.com

Note: despite the "certification" at the bottom of the form, I suspect that someone answered the questions for Touhey. Some parts of the form are filled out in one hand (or pen, at least); some parts in another. At the very least it seems as if the form was not filled out all at once.
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Minneapolis, MN Pantage's [Theatre] Nov. 5-10, 1917
Bills Next Week (November 5)
Minneapolis Pantage's (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Bert Touhey Co
Variety Nov. 2, 1917 p. 21 column 5
Variety 1918 - 1753.pdf
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Pantage's [Theatre] Nov. 12-17, 1917
Pantages
"... at the Pantages theatre this week....
"Burke-Tuohey Co., have a novelty act of the kind which has not been seen in vaudeville for many years-the Irish character offering. The woman of the trio can dance well and one of the men plays the Irish bagpipes with facile skill."
Winnipeg [MAN] Evening Tribune Nov. 13, 1917 p. 8 column 2 ad+ column 5
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/44197841
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Pantage's [Theatre] Nov. 19-24, 1917
Bills Next Week (November 19)
Edmonton, Can. Pantage's (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety Nov. 16, 1917 p. 19 column 1
Variety 1918 - 1870.pdf
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada Pantage's?[Theatre] Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 1917
Routes in Advance When no date is given the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 1 is to be supplied.
Burke & Touhey (Pantages) Calgary, Can.
Billboard Dec. 1, 1917 p. 50 column 2
Billboard 1917 - 4057.pdf
Another reference to this show:
Variety Nov. 23, 1917 p. 16 column 5
Variety 1918 - 1927.pdf
Calgary-Edmonton Edmonton, Alta.
"Pantages did big business with ... Burke Touhey and Company...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Dec. 8, 1917 p. 34 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1917 Dec Feb 1919 Grayscale - 0084.pdf
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Butte, MT Pantages? [Theatre] Dec. 3-8?, 1917
Routes in Advance When no date is given the week of December 3-8 is to be supplied.
Burke & Touhey (Pantages) Butte, Mont.
Billboard Dec. 8, 1917 p. 50 column 2
Billboard 1917 - 4129.pdf
Another reference to this show:
Variety Dec. 7, 1917 p. 18 column 5
Variety 1918 - 2035.pdf
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Great Falls, MT Pantage's [Theatre] Dec. 4-5?, 1917
Anaconda, MT Margaret Theater Dec. 7-11?, 1917
Bills Next Week (December 3)
Great Falls, Mont. Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] [Dec.] (4-5) (Same bill playing Anaconda [Dec.] 6)
Bert Touhey Co
Variety Nov. 30, 1917 p. 17 column 1
Variety 1918 - 1982.pdf
Anaconda, Mont. Margaret Theater [Dec. 7] 'The Celtic Entertainers Burke Touhey and Company in "Going to the Wedding" '
Anaconda Standard Dec. 7, 1917 p. 4 column 1 ad+
GenealogyBank.com
Anaconda, Mont. Ansonia Theater [Dec. 8 - 11] 'The Celtic Entertainers Burke Touhey and Company in "Going to the Wedding" '
Anaconda Standard Dec. 9, 1917 p. 3? column 5 ad+
GenealogyBank.com

The Montana dates are garbled. Note that Anaconda and Butte are about 20 miles apart; Great Falls 154 miles from Butte.
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Spokane, WA Pantages [Theatre] Dec. 16?-22, 1917
Reports From Mirror Correspondents
Spokane, Wash. Pantages ... week Dec. 16. "... comedy skit presented by Burke Touhey and company...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Jan. 5, 1918 p. 30 column 2
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1917 Dec Feb 1919 Grayscale - 0248.pdf
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Seattle, WA Pantages [Theatre] Dec. 25 [24-29?], 1917
"Burke, Touhey & Co. Celtic Entertainers"
Seattle Daily Times Dec. 25, 1917 p. 12 column 6
GenealogyBank.com
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Pantages [Theatre] Dec. 31, 1917-Jan. 12, 1918
Bills Next Week (December 31)
Vancouver, B. C. Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Bert Touhey Co
Variety Dec. 28, 1917 p. 48 column 3
Variety 1918 - 2225.pdf
Bills Next Week (January 7)
Vancouver, B. C. Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Bert Touhey Co
Variety Jan. 4, 1918 p. 20 column 6
Variety 1918 - 2456.pdf
Review this show:
Plenty of Fun at Pantages
"Comedy of a different sort is that of Messrs. Burke and Touhey and their little girl assistant. The two men are as Irish as any Irishman ever was; their brogue is rich and their conversation is replete with quiet fun. The dry little man of the two with the acrid outlook is also an artist on the Irish bagpipes."
Vancouver [BC] World Jan. 2, 1918 p. 19 column 5
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/64659236
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Tacoma, WA Pantages [Theatre] Jan. 14-19, 1918
Routes in Advance Performers' Dates When no date is given the week of January 14-19 is to be supplied.
Burke, Touhey & Co. (Pantages) Tacoma, Wash.
Billboard Jan. 19, 1918 p. 52 column 2
Billboard 1917 - 4711.pdf
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Portland, OR Pantages [Theatre] Jan. 21-26, 1918
Bills Next Week (January 21)
Portland, Ore. Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety Jan. 18, 1918 p. 22 column 2
Variety 1918 - 2554.pdf
Portland, Ore. Pantages
"A delightful act is that of two Celtic comedians, Burke and Touhey, who in the guise of elderly gossips on the way to a wedding stop a while to sit on a bench by the wayside and exchange conversation. The conversation proves highly diverting. It's Irish to the core in its wit and full of laughs. An added note is the introduction of an Irish jig, danced by one of the men and a dear little lass who happens along, to music played on an Irish bagpipe by the other Celt."
Portland Morning Oregonian Jan. 22, 1918 p. 14 column 2
GenealogyBank.com
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San Francisco, CA Pantages [Theatre] Feb. 4-9, 1918
Bills Next Week (February 4)
San Francisco Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety Feb. 1, 1918 p. 23 column 3
Variety 1918 - 2653.pdf

'Burke Touhey and company in "A Little Bit of Everything"....' They failed to appear.
San Francisco Chronicle Feb. 3, 1918 p. 5 column 5
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#465|27327302

In and Out.
"The Burke-Touhey company failed to appear at Pantages, San Francisco, Monday. Frank Markley replaced them."
Variety Feb. 8, 1918 p. 9 column 2
Variety 1918 - 2691.pdf

Vaudeville Ill and Injured.
"Mr. Burke (Burke and Touhey) (Pantages time) was taken ill in San Francisco and removed to a hospital last week, necessitating the substitution of another act. Frank Markley, banjo player, recently returned from Australia, filled in."
Variety Feb. 15, 1918 p. 9 column 1
Variety 1918 - 2738.pdf
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San Francisco, CA 322 28th Ave. Feb. 1918?
Patsy Touhey Slept Here
By Tom Quinn and Wally Charm
"When I told Tom Quinn that the West Coast Tionol would be held in San Francisco at St. Monica's Church it brought back a flood of memories, for Tom's family has been associated with St. Monica's and the surrounding neighborhood for many years. "The muse came to Tom and he put down the following information about his family and Patsy Touhey, one of the most famous Irish pipers to grace the American vaudeville circuit.
"My great grandfather, John Thomas McGuire came to San Francisco from County Fermanagh at the turn of the last century. A colorfull and eccentric figure in the Irish community, he owned the first saloon in San Francisco with electric lights. After the great earthquake and fire he built a home at 322 28th Avenue. The family were original members of St. Monica's Parrish. My grandfather was born in the house and was in the first graduating class at St. Monica's. My mother was born in the house and baptised at St. Monica's
"It is documented that Patsy Touhey performed in San Francisco during the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition. This was just before WW1 and French flyers were training American pilots in Newport 17's at Chrissey Field, which was located on the Presidio just north of St. Monica's.
"Family legend claims that my great gradfather convinced Patsy to come to his house to watch the planes. The hour became late, and Patsy spent the night. He performed at my great grandfather's saloon the next day.
"Since I was a child every trip I made to San Francisco has taken me by my mother's families old home. This time when I went by the structure was being prepared for demolition.

"It was on a Sunday morning before things got going at the tionol, when Tom, Benedict Koehler, my wife Linda and I took the short walk to Tom's mother's family home. Like Tom said, it was being prepared for demolition. We talked to some of the neighbors who said the neighborhood did try to save the three row houses. Tom got there just in time."
The Pipers' Review vol. 22 no. 2 Spring 2003 p. 9
http://162.13.136.126/data/IRIS/02202_2003spring.pdf

With photograph. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition ran from Feb. 20 to Dec. 4, 1915. Thus far I have found nothing to show Touhey in San Francisco in 1915, altho I have not specifically looked for this. References to Touhey in 1915 are sparce, so there is no solid evidence to the contrary. But more likely the date was 1918. The Burke Touhey Company was in San Francisco in February, 1918, and this makes the World War I reference more plausible. Also, Burke was ill in San Francisco, and the company did not perform. This fits with Touhey having the time to see the airplanes and perform at McGuire's saloon.
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Oakland, CA Pantages [Theatre] Feb. 11-16, 1918
Routes in Advance When no date is given the week of February 11-16 is to be supplied.
Burke & Touhey (Pantages) Oakland, Cal.
Billboard Feb. 16, 1918 p. 47 column 2
Billboard 1917 - 5010.pdf
ad+ for this show
'The Celtic Entertainers, Burke-Touhey & Co. "Going to the Wedding" '
San Francisco Chronicle Feb. 10, 1918 p. N3 column 3
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#465|27333301
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San Diego, CA Pantages [Theatre] Feb. 25-March 2?, 1918
Bills Next Week (February 25)
San Diego Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Burke Touhey
Variety Feb. 22, 1918 p. 19 column 2
Variety 1918 - 0025.pdf
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Ogden, UT Orpheum Theatre March 14[-16?], 1918
Burke, Touhey and company "Going to the Wedding."
Ogden Examiner March 14, 1918 p. 3 column 1
http://newspaperarchive.com/ogden-examiner/1918-03-14/page-3
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Denver, CO Pantages [Theatre] March 18-23, 1918
Bills Next Week (March 18)
Denver [Colo.] Pantages (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety March 15, 1918 p. 18 column 8
Variety 1918 - 0186.pdf
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Salt Lake City, UT Pantages [Theatre] March 25, 1918
Bills Next Week (March 25)
Salt Lake [City, Utah] Pantages [Theatre] (p) [Pantage's Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety March 1, 1918 p. 17 column 8
Variety 1918 - 0077.pdf
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Colorado Springs, CO Burns [Theatre] March 26, 1918
'The Burns [Theatre] tomorrow only [March 26] ... Burke Toohey and Company The Celtic Entertainers, in "Going to the Wedding" '
Colorado Springs Gazette March 25, 1918 p. 8 columns 4, 7 ad+ & announcement
GenealogyBank.com
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Pueblo, CO Majestic [Theatre] March 27-28, 1918
'Burke, Touhey and company, in "Going to the Wedding," brought a bit of old Ireland and about the same amount of bonny Scotland home to their auditors. They told Irish stories, sang about the good old town of Kilkenny, played on the bagpipe and danced the highland fling.'
Pueblo Chieftain March 27, 1918 p. 4 columns 5, 6 announcement & ad+
GenealogyBank.com
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Kansas City, MO Pantages? Empress [Theatre] March 31?-April 6, 1918
Bills Next Week (April 1)
Kansas City, Mo. Pantages [Theatre] (p) [Pantage's Circuit] (Sunday opening) Burke Touhey Co
Variety March 29, 1918 p. 23 column 3
Variety 1918 - 0304.pdf
Empress Theatre 'Burke, Touhey and company in an Irish sketch entitled "Going to the Wedding" '
Kansas City Star March 30, 1918 p. 4 column 1
http://newspaperarchive.com/kansas-city-star/1918-03-30/page-4
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Joplin, MO Club [Theatre?] April 8-13, 1918
Routes in Advance When no date is given the week of April 8-13 is to be supplied.
Burke, Touhey & Co. (Club) Joplin, Mo.
Billboard April 13, 1918 p. 52 column 2
Billboard 1918 - 0633.pdf
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Oklahoma City, OK Liberty [Theatre] April 15-20, 1918
Bills Next Week (April 15)
Okla. City, Okla. Liberty [Theatre] (hp) [Hodkins-Pantages Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety April 12, 1918 p. 19 column 6
Variety 1918 - 0408.pdf
Another notice:
Billboard April 13, 1918 p. 11 column 7
Billboard 1918 - 0592.pdf
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Houston, TX Prince [Theatre] April 29-May 4, 1918
Bills Next Week (April 29)
Houston, Tex. Prince (ph) [Hodkins-Pantage's Circuit?] Burke Touhey Co
Variety April 26, 1918 p. 18 column 1
Variety 1918 - 0511.pdf
Local Amusements.
Vaudeville at the Prince.
'Burke, Touchey and company-company meaning the girl who flits in and out once or twice and makes her exit gracefully-have a Celtic skit, "Going to the Wedding," that is bursting with laughs. Both men are clever character actors and have a novel act. The bagpipe solo is good. The skit is woven around the recollections of two old men, with lots of spicy comedy running through it.'
Houston [TX] Daily Post April 29, 1918 p. 3 column 6
Portal to Texas History
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth608544/m1/3/zoom/?q=bagpipe&zoom=2&lat=4734.5&lon=1450&layers=BT Another mention:
Houston [TX] Daily Post May 2, 1918 p. 7 column 5
Portal to Texas History
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth608674/m1/7/zoom/?q=bagpipe&zoom=3&lat=4728&lon=2314&layers=BT
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San Antonio, TX Royal [Theatre] May 6-11, 1918
Bills Next Week (May 6)
San Antonio, Tex. Royal [Theatre] (hp) [Hodkins-Pantages Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety May 3, 1918 p. 21 column 7
Variety 1918 - 0562.pdf
also:
Billboard May 4, 1918 p. 15 column 4
Billboard 1918 - 0822.pdf
ad+ this show 'Burke, Touhey & Co. The Celtic Entertainers "Going to the Wedding" '
San Antonio Light May 9, 1918 p. 13 column 7
http://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light/1918-05-09/page-13
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Waco, TX Orpheum [Theatre] May 13-18, 1918
Bills Next Week (May 13)
Waco, Tex. Orpheum [Theatre] (hp) [Hodkins-Pantages Circuit] Burke Touhey Co
Variety May 10, 1918 p. 20 column 2
Variety 1918 - 0609.pdf
also:
Billboard May 11, 1918 p. 11 column 8
Billboard 1918 - 0890.pdf
Billboard May 18, 1918 p. 52 column 1
Billboard 1918 - 1011.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Charles Burke has arrived in town and is now chief story teller at the Yacht Club."
Huntington NY Long-Islander July 5, 1918 p. 6 column 2
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1918-07-05/ed-1/seq-6/
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Charles Burke left town this week to begin his season's work."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Sep. 6, 1918 p. 6 column 4
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1918-09-06/ed-1/seq-6/
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Boston, MA Franklin Park Theatre Nov. 18-20, 1918
'The vaudeville acts at Franklin Park Theatre the first half of the week will comprise "Going to the Wedding," presented by Burke, Touhey and company [and others]....'
Boston Daily Globe Nov. 17, 1918 p. 48
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com
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Bridgeport CT Poli's Theatre Dec. 26-28, 1918
"Vaudeville Burke, Touhey & Co. in an original Irish comedy skit"
Bridgeport Telegram Dec. 26, 1918 p. 5 column 7 ad+
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#279|24483697
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Elmira, NY Majestic [Theatre] Jan. 9-11, 1919
Keith Vaudeville
"Thursday, Friday, Saturday [Jan. 9-11] Burke Touhey and Company Uproarious Comedy Specialty"
Elmira Telegram Jan. 5, 1919 p. 14 column 5 ad+
Elmira NY Morning Telegram 1919 Grayscale - 0816.pdf
Announcement of this show:
Elmira Telegram Jan. 5, 1919 p. 11 columns 6, 7
Elmira NY Morning Telegram 1919 Grayscale - 0813.pdf
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Binghamton, NY Stone Opera House Jan. 13?-15, 1919
'... last time tonight ... and Burke Touhey and Company in a comedy skit entitled "Going to the Wedding." '
Binghamton Press Jan. 15, 1919 p. 8 column 2
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1919 - 0509.pdf
Another announcement
Binghamton Press Jan. 14, 1919 p. 8 column 2
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1919 - 0493.pdf
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Trenton, NJ Taylor Opera House Jan. 27-29, 1919
From the ad:
'Here Comes the Bride-Listen Burke Touhey Company Just One Funny Sixty Seconds After Another "Going To the Wedding" '
Trenton Evening Times Jan. 25, 1919 p. 10 columns 3, 6 announcement & ad+
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Philadelphia, PA Keystone [Theatre] Feb. 10-15, 1919
"Vaudeville Dates Ahead Week of Feb. 10..."
Philadelphia, Pa. Keystone [Theatre] "... Burke Touhey Co...."
New York Dramatic Mirror Feb. 15, 1919 p. 244 column 4
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1917 Dec Feb 1919 Grayscale - 2467.pdf
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Troy, NY Proctor's Fourth Street Theatre Feb. 18-19, 1919
"Proctor's Fourth Street Theatre yesterday and continued today.... Another comedy skit which is not altogether devoid of entertainment is given by Burke-Touhey and Company."
Troy [NY] Times Feb. 19, 1919 p. 8 column 6
Troy NY Daily Times 1919 - 0706.pdf
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Amsterdam, NY Strand Theatre Feb. 21, 1919
Tonight Burke & Touhey.
Amsterdam Evening Recorder Feb. 21, 1919 p. 7 column 1 ad+
Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder 1919 Nov-1920 Feb Grayscale - 1137.pdf
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Syracuse NY Temple Vaudeville [Theatre] February 24-26, 1919
'Burke-Touhey & Co. "Going to the Wedding." '
Syracuse Post-Standard Feb. 23, 1919 features section p. 8 column 8 ad+
Syracuse NY Post Standard 1919 - 1141.PDF
Other ads
Syracuse Journal Feb. 22, p. 5 column 1
Syracuse NY Daily Journal 1919 - 0799.pdf
"Temple High Class Vaudevile"
Syracuse Herald Feb. 23, 1919 p. 5 column 5
Syracuse NY Herald 1919 - 0788.pdf
Announcement this show:
Syracuse Post-Standard Feb. 23, 1919 features section p. 9 column 4
Syracuse NY Post Standard 1919 - 1142.PDF
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Schenectady, NY Proctor's Theater Feb. 27-March 1, 1919
On Stage and Screen 'Proctor's theater the last three day of this week. ... Burke, Touhey and company will present the comedy "Going to the Wedding,"....'
Schenectady Gazette Feb. 27, 1919 p. 8 column 1
Schenectady NY Gazette 1919 Grayscale - 0799.pdf
Another announcement for this show:
Schenectady Gazette Feb. 26, 1919 p. 9 column 3
Schenectady NY Gazette 1919 Grayscale - 0784.pdf
ads for this show: ad+
Schenectady Gazette Feb. 22, 1919 p. 8 column 7
Schenectady NY Gazette 1919 Grayscale - 0737.pdf
Schenectady Gazette Feb. 27, 1919 p. 10 column 4
Schenectady NY Gazette 1919 Grayscale - 0801.pdf
Schenectady Gazette Feb. 28, 1919 p. 16 column 2
Schenectady NY Gazette 1919 Grayscale - 0819.pdf
Schenectady Gazette March 1, 1919 p. 12 column 4
Schenectady NY Gazette 1919 Grayscale - 0829.pdf
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Auburn, NY Jefferson [Theatre] March 3-5, 1919
The Jefferson [Theatre].
"Going to the Wedding is the name of a skit that Burke and Touhey are making good in. They are on the present bill and according to advance word they are going to make patrons of the Jefferson laugh all the time they are on the stage."
Auburn Citizen March 3, 1919 p. 7 column 4
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1919 - 2978.PDF
Announcements of this show:
"An enjoyable feature of this number is the playing of the bagpipes by one of the performers."
Auburn Citizen March 4, 1919 p. 7 column 4
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1919 - 2988.PDF
1st half; ... Burke Touhey Co....
New York Dramatic Mirror March 8, 1919 p. 350 column 3
New York NY Dramatic Mirror 1919 Mar-Mar 1920 Grayscale - 0061.pdf
ads this show:
Auburn Citizen March 1, 1919 p. 4 column 6 ad+
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1919 - 2966.PDF
Auburn Citizen March 3, 1919 p. 4 column 6
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1919 - 2975.PDF
Auburn Citizen March 4, 1919 p. 4 column 6
Newspaper Auburn NY Citizen 1919 - 2985.PDF
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Wilkes-Barre, PA Poli's Theater March 17-19, 1919
Bills Next Week (March 17)
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Poli's (Scranton split) 1st half Burke Touhey Co
Variety March 14, 1919 p. 24 column 5
Variety 1919 - 1445.pdf
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Wilkes-Barre, PA Elks' Home March 19, 1919
Elks Initiate Class
"Initiation of nineteen new members was a feature at the regular meeting of Lodge No. 109, B. P. O. E., conducted at Elks' Home last night. The attendance estimated at more than 400 ... The entertainment features consisted of specialties by the following: Burke and Toohey, from the Poli, in songs and selections on the Irish bagpipe. ..."
Wilkes-Barre [PA] Record March 19, 1919 p. 21 column 2
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/94045657
Another account of this event:
Hold Initiation and Social Event at Home of Elks
"John J. Galvin supplied the entertainment from the Poli theatre. Messrs. Burke and Toohey appeared in songs and a selection on an Irish bagpipe. Mr. Burke is one of the country's foremost players. He is a former local boy, having worked for some time at the Murray shaft."
Wilkes-Barre PA Times-Leader March 19, 1919 p. 10 column 3
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Scranton, PA Poli's Theatre March 20-22, 1919
ad+ this page. Also notice: 'Burke, Touhey and company, though, will have the scream of the bill, their one-act playlet, "Going to the Wedding," being one of those skits that is built for laughing purposes only. The company comprises three people, two men and a woman, and the action of the piece is so rapid and the comedy so contagious that you are bound to enjoy it."
Scranton Republican March 20, 1919 p. 10 column 2 notice, 4 picture, 7 ad+
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#685|49342886
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Boston, MA New Waldorf Theatre March 31-April 2, 1919
'For the first half of the week there will be offered the Burke-Touhey company of Irish entertainers, who will present "Going to the Wedding"....'
Boston Daily Globe March 30, 1919 p. 48
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
proquest.com
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Boston [Dorchester], MA Codman Square [Theatre] April 7-9, 1919
Newport, RI Opera House April 10-12, 1919
Bills Next Week (April 7)
Boston B.F. Keith [circuit]
Dorchester. Codman Sq. Burke Touhey Co
Newport R. I. O. H. 2nd half Burke Touhey Co
Variety April 4, 1919 p. 32 columns 3, 4
Variety 1919 - 1668.pdf

Boston, Mass. Codman Square Theatre 'The first half the vaudeville will be headed by the Burke-Touhey company of Irish singers, dancers and pipers in "Going to the Wedding." '
Boston Sunday Herald April 6, 1919 p. 47 column 8
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In and Out.
"Burke, Touhey and Co. did not open in Newport, R. I., last half last week, owing to illness of Mr. Burke."
"Kennedy and Burt could not play Chelsea and Manchester this week. Illness. Bert Touhey and Company replaced."
Variety April 18, 1919 p. 25 column 4
Variety 1919 - 1799.pdf
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Manchester, NH Palace [Theatre] April 17-19, 1919
Bills Next Week (April 14)
Boston B.F. Keith [circuit]
Manchester [N. H.] Palace [Theatre] 2nd half Burke Touhey Co
Variety April 11, 1919 p. 25 column 4
Variety 1919 - 1737.pdf
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NYC Imperial Lyceum April 25, 1919
Prof. M. J. Carney's Benefit Entertainment
"Those who have atended the past entertainments of the Michael J. Carney Association and who know what stirling attractions they always present, will be delighted to hear that there is soon to be another of these enjoyable affairs. The association has arranged for its fourth annual ball to take place at the Imperial Lyceum on Friday evening, April 25.
"This committee has prepared seven big acts for this occasion every one of which surely take place. No. 1-The McLaughlin sisters, musicians and dancers. This will present the greatest little girl step dancer in the world, and also the best accordian player. 2-Patsey Toughey and company, the champion Irish piper. 3-The Killarnrey Four, presenting Hugh McDougal and his great comedy artists that keeps you laughing from start to finish. 4-The Dancing Egans, a whole family of star reel, jig and hornpipe foot artists. 5-The Thompson & Maher Co., high class comedians and dancers. 6-The Johnston Sisters, high class singers. 7-Carney and McGonagle, musicians and dancers, an act worth the price of admission.
"Among the above are the best that formerly made records in Old Kerrigan's Pleasant Hour, away back in the days when Irish step dancing, Irish music and Irish comedy were in the zenith of their popularity in this city. To those who knew Kerrigans, it will be like a visit to the old place. To all it will be an affair worth while attending."
NY [Irish American] Advocate April 19, 1919 p. 6 column 2
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1919-1921 - 0157.pdf
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"Partner Wanted Irish comedian, who can sing and dance. One who will invest in material for a new act. Pat Touhey, address East Haddam, Conn. Contrary to reports, I am not sick. Have not been sick this season."
Variety May 23, 1919 p. 53 column 2 ad+
Variety 1919 - 2160.pdf
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For Sale [classified ad]
"Ford for Sale.
"For Sale-Ford Touring Car, late model, demountable rims, fully equipped.
"CHARLES BURKE,
"Box 63, Centreport, Long Island."
Huntington NY Long-Islander June 20, 1919 p. 4 column 7
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1919-06-20/ed-1/seq-4/
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Patrick and Mary Touhey sell house and lot in East Haddam, Conn., August 21, 1919. Based on advertisements and directory listings, this was their permanent address. They bought it August 13, 1908, which see above. The house is at 4 Bonfoey Road, East Haddam, Property Map 26, Lot 89. The Touheys sold it to Joseph and Elsie Esser for $2,100, Deed Book vol. 46, p. 307.
Their friends Fred and Anna Eckhoff also bought a house in East Haddam, March 1908. The houses are about two tenths of a mile apart. They sold their house August 30, 1918. Both families moved to Freeport, Long Island, NY.
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Patrick and Mary Touhey buy a house at 117 North Bayview Ave. in Freeport, Long Island, NY, August 6, 1919. From William H. Modick and wife Mathilde. The Touheys took out a $2700 mortgage on the property. Nassau County, NY Liber Deeds vol. 550 pp. 310-12 deed 12058. This is Section 54 Block 66 Lot 134. Records in the assessor's office do not say when the house was built.
The house was sold Sep. 5, 1922, see below.
Their friends Fred and Anna Eckhoff also bought a house in Freeport, March 1919. The houses are about two tenths of a mile apart.
Freeport was well known as a theatrical colony and many vaudevillians built houses there.

Google maps
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Freeport, NY

"In 1913, there was one of the greatest show-folk colonies in the country. It was at Freeport, Long Island. Nearly every home in the colony was built with vaudeville money. Those were the days when vaude acts would lay off in the summer, as most of the theaters closed because of no air conditioning. Hanging around Ed Rice's garage, the boys would chew the fat, get half a keg of beer, and swap lies and laughs. The gang got so big that they decided to build a clubhouse. They called themselves the Long Island Good Hearted Thespians' Society! (Anything for a laugh.) It finally ended up as the Lights.... It became really one of the great actors' clubs in America, organized and run by actors."
Laurie, Joe, Jr. Vaudeville: from the honky-tonks to the Palace Henry Holt and Co. 1953 p. 298
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
Mr. and Mrs.Charles Burke started Friday for their season's work."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Sep. 19, 1919 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1919-09-19/ed-1/seq-6/
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NYC Sep.-Nov., 1919
Touhey records Irish pipes solos for the Victor Talking Machine Company. The following information is from the "Discography of American Historical Recordings," part of the "American Discography Project," a project of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php
The source for the recording information is described as "Victor ledgers."
Accessed Dec. 2016. Barry O'Neill brought this to my attention. tu+

All recordings described as being by "Patrick J. Touhey" and as "Irish pipes solo."

Victor B-23333 10-in. 11/12/1919 Stack of barley
Victor B-23334 10-in. 11/14/1919 The maid on the green
Victor B-23335 10-in. 11/14/1919 Drowsy Maggie
Victor B-23336 10-in. 11/14/1919 Medley of Irish reels
Victor [Trial 1919-09-20-02] Not documented 9/20/1919 Hornpipe jig and reel
Victor [Trial 1919-11-14-01] Not documented 11/14/1919 On a Sunday morning

This list here:
http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/29913/Touhey_Patrick_J._instrumentalist_uilleann_pipes

"Stack of Barley" not released. Quote from ledgers: "New artist, first recording."
"Hornpipe jig and reel" not released. Status unknown.
"On a Sunday morning" (primary title) "Bold John Donohue" (additional title) not released. Status unknown.
Barry O'Neill notes that uilleann piper Shaun O'Nolan recorded "Going to Mass Last Sunday, Bold Jack Donahue," released November 1925 (Columbia 33072-F). "On a Sunday Morning" may have been a misreading of the more common title, and the O'Nolan recording a sign of Touhey's tune-choice influence. O'Nolan's recording:
https://archive.org/details/ShaunONolanGoingtoMassLastSundayBoldJackDonahue

"Drowsy Maggie" Victor 18639 released Feb. 1920.
"Medley of Irish Reels" Victor 18727 released March 1921.
"The Maid on the Green Medley of Irish Jigs...." Victor 19271 released March 1924.
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NYC Audubon [Theatre] Oct. 16-18?, 1919
Vaudeville Reviews Audubon [Theatre] (Last Half)
"The audience was in a giggling mood by the time Miss Howard was through, and Burke and Touhey found the going very easy. The team, both men, play Irish characters, who have met each other after a number of years. Both start in to guy each other and they put over some fairly good gags. One played the Irish pipes and they closed with an Irish jig or two."
New York Clipper Oct. 22, 1919 p. 10 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1918-1919 - 1333.pdf
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Baltimore, MD Loew's Hippodrome Dec. 22-27, 1919
'Burke & Touhey "Going to the Wedding" '
Baltimore American Dec. 21, 1919 p. 12A column 5
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US CENSUS 1920

New York, New York City 10th Assembly Dist. Manhattan E.D. 799 Sheet 12-9 A? Jan. 1920 [address] 223 [West] 52nd Street.

Touhey, Patrick J. Head of family. Home owner of record. 54 years old. Married. Immigrated 1868. Naturalized 1894. Born in Ireland. Mother, Father born in Ireland. Trade or profession Actor. Industry or business Enterprisis. Employer, worker or working on own account O.A.

This was just west of Broadway, on the north side of 52nd. In this block, many rooming houses and not a few actors as residents. I went to the NYC Office of the City Register, 66 John St. 13th floor, on Nov. 30, 2016 to look at deed and real estate records. The finding system is set up by Borough, Block and Lot. Manhattan, block 1024, lot number unclear. Could be lots 17, 17 1/2 or 18. Worth going back to make certain. In any case I found no reference to Touhey in any deed, mortgage or other records for these or adjacent lots. A fellow who worked in the Office told me that all I would find are transactions and names of people who were "recorded," implying that there were other property transfers or arrangements which were not recorded. In any case, in the 1920 Census, in the column "Home owned or rented" there is an O in the line for Touhey. The only O on the page. Other lines are either blank or have an R for renter.

Listed at this address, 13 roomers: 10 men 3 women. Of these, two are apparent married couples. Seven (not including Touhey) are listed as actors or in the theatrical line of work, one a stage carpenter. Other occupations include salesperson, hotel clerk.
The first persons listed at this address are Chancey and Kathleen Jesson, husband and wife, who the enumerator at first took for head of household and wife, then corrected to roomer. Were they managing the building for Touhey? There are about 20 listings for the Jessons in the Fulton History index, apparently as singers in vaudeville and burlesque, 1914-17.

At this time his permanent address was 117 North Bayview Ave., Freeport, NY. I paged through the 1920 Census schedules for Freeport, NY, that is, Nassau County Enumeration Districts 13, 14 and 15 and found nothing. E. D. 15 had North Bayview Ave listings but no number 117. Feb. 2016
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Cincinnati, OH B. F. Keith's [Theatre] Jan. 11-17?, 1920
Devanney is Interested.
'Lovers of Irish music will be given a treat in the performances at Keith's this week by Tom Ennis, Irish bagiper, who is appearing with "Larry" Reilly's troupe. Ennis is a native of Chicago. He is said to be the most proficient player upon the "pipes" in America, with the possible exception of P. J. Touhey. United States Marshal Michael Devanney is looking forward with great pleasure to his engagement here. The Marshal is one of the most enthusiastic supporters of Irish music in Cincinnati, and it is hobby with him to become personally acquainted with Irish bagpipe artists.'
Cincinnati OH Enquirer Jan. 11, 1920 p. 10 column 5
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/34176709
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Brooklyn, NY Proctor's Theatre Jan. 15-18, 1920
Burke & Touhey
Brooklyn Daily Star Jan. 15, 1920 p. 10 column 5 ad+
Brooklyn NY Daily Star 1919 - 0542.pdf
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Paterson, NJ Proctors Theatre? Jan. 19-21, 1920
Vaudeville Bills Proctor Circuit Week January 19.
Paterson [NJ]. "(First Half) ... -Burke & Touhey."
New York Clipper Jan. 21, 1920 p. 31 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1920 (103).pdf
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Brooklyn, NY [Halsey Theatre] Jan. 26-28, 1920
Bills Next Week (Jan. 26) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
Brooklyn Halsey [Theatre] [1st half] Burk & Touhey
Variety Jan 24, 1920 p. 26 column 2
Variety 1920 - 0456.pdf
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Many ads in newspapers nationally for "New Victor Records for February" including a side by Touhey, "Drowsy Maggie-Medley of Reels" a 10 inch 78, price 85 cents, number 18630.
Typical ad:
Elkhart [Indiana] Daily Review Jan. 30, 1920 p. 3 column 4
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"The Only Patsy" Touhey
"The page above is reproduced from a Victor Records catalogue for February 1920 [page 12], kindly donated recently by Jim McGuire."
An Piobiare vol. 5 no. 1 Feb. 2009 p. 15 tu+
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0501.PDF
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Yonkers, NY Proctor's Theatre Feb. 1-4, 1920
"[a film] ... will be shown [Feb. 1-4] ... in conjunction with vaudeville, among which acts are Burke, Touhey and company, in an old-fashioned Hibernian hit...."
Yonkers Statesman Jan. 31, 1920 p. 4 column 4
Yonkers NY Statesman 1920 - 0155.pdf
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Brooklyn, NY Keith's Greenpoint [Theatre] Feb. 5-7, 1920
Bills Next Week (Feb. 2) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
Brooklyn Keith's Greenpoint (5-7) 2d half Burke & Touhey
Variety Jan 31, 1920 p. 26 column 2
Variety 1920 - 0523.pdf
Vaudeville Bills Proctor Circuit Brooklyn, N. Y. Greenpoint (Last Half) Burke & Touhey
New York Clipper Feb. 4 , 1920 p. 30 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1918-1919 - 1981.pdf
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NYC Proctor's 5th Avenue [Theatre] Feb. 9-11, 1920
Jersey City, NJ B. F. Keith's [Theatre] Feb. 12-14, 1920
Bills Next Week (Feb. 9) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
New York City Proctor's 5th Ave 1st half (9-11) Burke & Touhey
Brooklyn Keith's Greenpoint 2d half (5-8) Burke & Touhey
Jersey City B F Keith's 2d half (12-14) Burke & Touhey
Variety Feb. 6, 1920 p. 28 columns 1, 2, 5
Variety 1920 - 0585.pdf
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Utica, NY Colonial [Theatre] Feb. 16-18, 1920
Bills Next Week (Feb. 16) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
Utica Colonial [1st half] Burke & Touhey
Variety Feb. 13, 1920 p. 20 column 8
Variety 1920 - 0637.pdf
Vaudeville Colonial Bill Pleases
"... opened a three-day engagement ... yesterday afternoon. ... six other big acts of Keith vaudeville.... Burke and Touhey are real Celts with a line of comic talk."
Utica Herald-Dispatch Feb. 17, 1920 p. 3 column 4
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1920 - 0665.pdf
ads for this show:
"Burke & Touhey Paramount Exponents of the Hilarious Celtic Wit and Humor"
Utica Daily Press Feb. 16, 1920 p. 14 column 1 ad+
Utica NY Daily Press 1920 - 1136.pdf
Utica Herald-Dispatch Feb. 16, 1920 p. 8 column 1
Utica NY Herald Dispatch 1920 - 0656.pdf
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Amsterdam, NY Strand Theatre Feb. 19-21, 1920
Vaudeville Bills Proctor Circuit
Amsterdam [NY]. (Last Half) [Feb. 19-21] ... -Burke & Touhey-....
New York Clipper Feb. 18, 1920 p. 34 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0071.pdf
Strand Theatre Tonight Constance Talmadge in "A Virtuous Vamp." "Perhaps You're Right." Harry Dolman & Co. Burke & Touhey. Flying Mayos. Frances Kennedy.
Amsterdam Evening Recorder Feb. 21, 19[20] p. 7 column 1 ad+
Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder 1919 Nov-1920 Feb Grayscale - 1137.pdf
Amsterdam Evening Recorder Feb. 20, 1920 p. 6 announcement column 3, ad column 6
Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder 1919 Nov-1920 Feb Grayscale - 1121.pdf
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Albany, NY Proctor's Grand [Theatre] Feb. 23-25, 1920
Theaters Proctor's Grand Vaudeville and Pictures.
'An Irish bill of vaudeville, in which each set was worthy of headline prominence opened at Proctor's Grand yesterday. ... Burke and Touhey in "From the Old Sod" are real types of the almost forgotten Irishman.'
Albany Evening Journal Feb. 24, 1920 p. 7 column 2
Albany NY Evening Journal 1920 - 0626.pdf
Another mention of this show:
Albany Evening Journal Feb. 21, 1920 p. 7 column 2
Albany NY Evening Journal 1920 - 0590.pdf
ad for this show:
Albany Evening Journal Feb. 21, 1920 p. 5 column 7 ad+
Albany NY Evening Journal 1920 - 0588.pdf
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Troy, NY Proctor's New Theatre Feb. 26-28, 1920
Amusements.
'By special request an all-Irish bill has been booked for the last half of the week at Proctor's New Theatre. ... and Burke and Touhey in the skit called "From the Old Sod." '
Troy [NY] Times Feb. 26, 1920 p. 7 column 2
Troy NY Daily Times 1920 - 0804.pdf
ad for this show:
Troy [NY] Times Feb. 26, 1920 p. 14 column 6 ad+
Troy NY Daily Times 1920 - 0815.pdf
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NYC Proctor's 5th Avenue [Theatre] March 1-3, 1920
Bills Next Week (March 1) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
New York City Proctor's 5th Ave. 1st half (1-3) Burke & Touhey
Variety Feb. 27, 1920 p. 25 column 1
Variety 1920 - 0771.pdf
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NYC Hamilton [Theatre] March 4-6, 1920
Vaudeville Reviews
NYC Hamilton [Theatre] (Last Half)
"Burke and Touhey, with their Irish comedy offering, also pleased. The offering drags a good deal in places and needs going over before it will ever do for the better houses. G. J. H."
New York Clipper March 10, 1920 p. 10 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0159.pdf
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Boston, MA Strand [Theatre] March 22-24, 1920
Bills Next Week (March 22) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
Boston B.F. Keith
Brockton Strand [1st half] Burke & Touhey
Variety March 19, 1920 p. 31 column 2
Variety 1920 - 0955.pdf
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Lancaster, PA Proctor's Theatre? April 5-7, 1920
Vaudeville Bills for Next Week F. F. Proctor Circuit
Lancaster [Pa.] (First Half) ... -Burke & Touhey-....
New York Clipper March 31, 1920 p. 23 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0283.pdf
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Philadelphia, PA Nixon's Grand Opera House April ?, 1920
Vaudeville Bills Philadelphia, Pa. [Nixon's] Grand Opera House "... Burke & Touhey...."
New York Clipper April 7, 1920 p. 27 column 1
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0322.pdf
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Wilmington, DE Garrick [Theatre] April 12-17, 1920
Routes in Advance When no date is given the week of April 12-17 is to be supplied.
Burke & Touhey (Garrick) Wilmington, Del.
Billboard April 17, 1920 p. 39 column 2
Billboard 1920 - 2232.pdf
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Altoona, PA Wilmer & Vincent Orpheum Theatre April 19-21, 1920
Harrisburg, PA April 22-24, 1920
Vaudevile Bills
F. F. Proctor, Week of April 19
Altoona [Pa.] (First Half) [Wilmer & Vincent Orpheum Theatre] -Burke & Touhey-
Harrisburg [Pa.] (Last Half) -Burke & Touhey-
New York Clipper April 21, 1920 p. 21 column 2
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0387.pdf
ad+ for Altoona show [April 19 - 21]
Altoona Times Tribune April 19, 1920 p. 4 column 6
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#207|55519892
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York, PA Opera House April 26-28, 1920
Vaudeville Bills for Next Week
F. F. Proctor Week of April 26
York [Pa.] (First Half) ... -Burke & Touhey-...
New York Clipper April 28, 1920 p. 23 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0421.pdf
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York, PA Opera House April 26-28, 1920
Reading, PA Majestic [Theatre] April 29-May 1?, 1920
Bills Next Week (April ?) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
Reading, Pa. Majestic 2d half Burke & Touhey
York, Pa. Opera House Burke & Touhey
Variety April ?, 1920 p.? columns 5, 6
Variety 1920 - 1280.pdf
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Easton, PA Able Opera House May 3-5?, 1920
Allentown, PA Orpheum [Theatre] May 6-8, 1920
Bills Next Week (May 3?) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
B.F. Keith
Allentown, Pa. Orpheum 2d half Burke & Touhey
Easton, Pa. Able O. H. Burke & Touhey
Variety April 30, 1920 p. 16 columns 2, 3
Variety 1920 - 1314.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke have opened their cottage for the summer."
Huntington NY Long-Islander May 14, 1920 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1920-05-14/ed-1/seq-6/
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The Times Illustrated Magazine
"Drowsy Maggie."
'Our neighbor who never can pass a phonograph shop when he is in town came home a few days ago with a bagpipe tune. We all have our weaknesses, and the phonograph is his. It is a good thing that his house is well up in the hills and not at the side of the road, because he can run that thing day and night if he likes and not bother anybody. And, sometimes he does run it day and night.
'Well, this bagpipe tune he brought home has caused a lot of trouble among the mocking birds and orioles that live in his trees. You see, it is a tune of Irish bagpipes and not Scotch, and that makes all the difference in the world, whether it be birds or men that are taken into consideration.
'Scotch bagpipes are for fights, and Irish bagpipes are for dancing. Let a man be sitting on a chair with his back turned and not dreaming of anything, and let a Scotch bagpipe tear loose on him without warning, and he will jump out of a chair a foot high or more as though the world were coming to an end. He will take a sword in his hand then, if you give him one, and he will chase an army all over any map that was ever made.
'But, if it be Irish bagpipes, all that will happen to the man is that he will cock his lips to follow the tune, and his feet can no more keep still than could his eyes keep from looking into heaven if the gates stood open before him. Man, but they put the foolishness into your blood-those Irish pipes. And all there is to them is just a green bag for under your arm and a long reed to reach up to your mouth.
'Well, what does the neighbor do but start the bagpipe tune on his phonograph out on his front porch[ eve]ry afternoon that he came home. That's the way with him-always impatient to try the new tunes that he brings home from the town. And the tune is called "Drowsy Maggie," which is a four-handed reel that was danced in Kerry long before there was an organ grinder in Italy or a ukulele in Honolulu. It's a tune with the madness of youth in it, and the flash of bare ankles and the lure of lips red as the hawthorn berry in summer.
'Now, it was not more than a minute after the pipes began that ten mocking birds and as many orioles made their appearances together on the nearest tree. And the way they cocked their heads and chattered among themselves was wonderful to behold. For, in that tune of "Drowsy Maggie" the piper had put songs of birds that no birds in the Verdugo hills ever knew-the song of the laverock and the blackbird and the thrush, far away in the Galway hills and in the purple glens of Antrim.
'When the phonograph stopped they tried a stave or two of the tune, but they couldn't catch it. Then they argued over it and tried again. And then they demanded in no uncertain tones for the phonograph to play the tune again. And it was played, again and again, and many a time since, but still they haven't got it. And they are pretty mad about it, too.
'But, they will get it yet. For two reasons they will get it yet. And these two reasons are that our neighbor will never get tired of playing "Drowsy Maggie" on his phonograph, and that there never was a bird or a bagpipe that the California mocking bird and oriole couldn't imitate and improve on, sooner or later.
...
'A Page Conducted by John S. McGroarty.'
Los Angeles [CA] Times May 16, 1920 Illustrated Magazine p. 2 column 1
Newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com/image/156032851

Touhey's recording of "Drowsy Maggie" was released Feb. 1920. The Verdugo Mountains, or Verdugo Hills, are located east of Los Angeles.
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NYC Keeney's [Theatre] May 27-29, 1920
Vaudeville Show Reviews Keeny's [NYC] (Last Half)
"Charles Burke and Andy Touhey offered an Irish character skit in which they play old men of varied types. The comedy is old and even slapstick is resorted to, but nevertheless they put it over in such a manner that folks liked it"
New York Clipper June 2, 1920 p. 11 column 3
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0589.pdf
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NYC Harlem Opera House June 21-23, 1920
Vaudeville Bills for Next Week F. F. Proctor Circuit New York City
"Harlem Opera House (First Half) ... -Burke & Touhey."
New York Clipper June 16, 1920 p. 21 column 4
New York NY Clipper 1920-1921 - 0670.pdf
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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. They referred me to William Taylor whom I visited frequently at his first and second Philadelphia workshop where I often went to hear him play the Salamanca Reel", Bonny Bate", and above all the "Boyne Hunt", Rakish Judy", and the "Lady on the Island". These three reels made a tremendous impression on me and the latter I find in your later publication with piano setting. This tune and the still more stirring Rakish Judy which I do not find in your collection or Ryans 1050 Reels and Jigs, which I then had or Howes ditto, Taylor wrote down for me and I still have it in my notebook. It must have been on that day that Mr Touhey told me a very amusing anecdote about Taylor saying that he wouldnt lip another tune for certain persons if the Pope of Rome were down on his knees begging him. Taylors second workshop was in the second story of an old, very curious triangular building in North Philadelphia and he then told me that he thought that Eagan was the best piper then in [p. 3] America though Kerrigan, for whom he had made the set of pipes you mention and whom I several times visited at his "Pleasant Hour" was also if inferior to Eagan, a good player.
Mr Taylor also told me that Larry Dunn of Rockaway Ave. East New York was then the best Reel player on the violin in America, "The daddy of them all"....
... Later I tried to find Mr Touhey in Boston but missed him and about that time heard Daniel Connelley fresh from Londonderry in our town play a number of reels and jigs, some scotch, some Irish, the names of several of which then taken down I do not find in your lists although the tunes may be there.

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA. tu+

Mercer tells of meeting Touhey in one other letter, to Mary Touhey July 13, 1923. The information is substantially the same, but with these additions:

"I am particularly interested in your husband's pipes rather than any other set we might get because I understand they once belonged to Mr John Eagan who was an old friend of mine and also that they were made by another old friend the celebrated pipe maker William Taylor of Philadelphia. I also had the pleasure of meeting your husband about 188[5] when he visited this town with Mr Eagan and entertaining them both one afternoon at my fathers house when they together played some of their finest tunes. I also had the pleasure of having them both play for me about that time at an evening party in Philadelphia for which purpose they came over from New York."
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Excerpt from letter from Francis O'Neill to Henry Mercer Sep. 6, 1920

"Patsy Touhey whom I visited recently at Freeport Long Island New York is not very robust, being afflicted with diabetes. He is the greatest Irish piper now living, and is on the vaudeville circuit so far, tho scarcely able to continue."

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA. tu+
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Excerpt from letter from Henry Mercer to Francis O'Neill Oct. 1, 1920

"After receiving your letter I found a reel called Little Judys Reel in Howes 1000 jigs etc which is undoubtedly identical with your Green Mountain and the Rakish Judy Ms. herewith sent you and written [out for Mercer] by [William] Taylor. As to the Lady on the Island which appears in your piano version I suppose you got it from Touhey for I undoubtedly heard him play it with Eagan in 1885 when I asked for its name. Taylors version may be a little different from your setting. ..."

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA. tu+

See also transcribed excerpt from Mercer's Note-book, entry Dec. 1885, above. The transcription was sent to O'Neill among with this letter.
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Excerpts from letter from Francis O'Neill to Henry Mercer Oct. 15, 1920

' "The Lady on the Island" was noted from John McFadden's fiddling. Touhey invariably was Sergt Early's guest when in Chicago and played in concert with McFadden at every opportunity.
...
'Practically all records of Irish Dance Music on any instrument are disappointing to me[?] both as to time, execution, and general effect. I had them all, but yielding to the urgent direre[?] of some of my friends in Ireland I sent them 'Tom Ennis is a Chicago boy now in Vaudeville. His pipe playing is not above fair. Touhey is in declining health from diabetes and not what he was but you will never meet his superior. Barney Delaney with his own fascinating style - the favorite of the dancers - is past 70 and an inmate of the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane - paresis - and that ends the good pipers. Delaney's reel playing was simply inimitable but he left none but a few cylinder wax records.'

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA.
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Utica, NY Majestic [Theater] Sep. 20-22, 1920
At the Theaters Majestic [Theater] Offers Fine Bill Russell Picture
"Five acts of varied vaudeville accompany the picture and every act has merit. Most applause goes to Burke & Touhey, comedians from Cork. Their little act sparkles with wit, while the Irish pipes, played by Touhey, get every foot in the house tapping."
Utica Morning Telegram Sep. 21, 1920 p. 12 column 4
Utica NY Morning Telegram 1920 - 2138.PDF
Another announcement this show:
Utica Daily Press Sep. 21 1920 p. 32 column 4
Utica NY Daily Press 1920 - 4077.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Miss Burke is a guest of her brother, Charles Burke."
...
Mrs. M. E. Cross.
"Mrs. M. E. Cross, mother of Mrs. Charles Burke and Percy Cross, passed away at her home here Wednesday morning after a two weeks' illness. Mrs Cross was 79 years of age. A private funeral was held from her late residence, Friday at 3:30. Interment was at Northport."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Sep. 24, 1920 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1920-09-24/ed-1/seq-6/
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Rochester NY Fay's Theater Sep. 27-Oct. 2, 1920
Music and Drama Fay's Theater.
'Burke and Touhey, two native born Irishmen, need none of the tricks of the fake Irish comedians to win the audience. They tell stories in an undeniable brogue and if this is not proof enough, one of them plays the Irish pipes and both are good step dancers. "Easy Money " is the title of a sketch wherein a young man outwits an old one out of his daughter and his money.'
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Sep. 28, 1920 p. 13 column 3
Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1920 a - 3312.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs.Charles Burke have left for their season's work."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Oct. 1, 1920 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1920-10-01/ed-1/seq-6/
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Binghamton, NY Strand Theater Oct. 4-9, 1920
Stage and Screen "The vaudeville and photodrama at the Strand theater this week.... Burke and Touhey are two Irish comedians...."
Binghamton Press Oct. 4, 1920 p. 7 column 2
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1920 - 4805.pdf
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Philadelphia, PA Fay's Knickerbocker [Theatre] Oct. 18-?, 1920
"... Burke and Touhey, Irish comedians." [listed last.]
Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 19, 1920 p. 5 column 5
GenealogyBank.com
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Philadelphia, PA 2116 Race Street Nov? 1920
Doings in Irish Circles
By An t-Eireannac
"Local lovers of Irish music were delighted at the visit to this city of Patrick Touhey, known among their clan the world over as the greatest living Irish piper, and a number of those who maintain their interest in the Uillean pipes recently gathered at the home of Mr. Thomas Jacob, No. 2116 Race street, to give Mr. Touhey a welcome. He was in great form and played for his audience a variety of airs, displaying a mastery and technique almost incredible. Among those present were pipers Maloney, Doyle, McCormick and Brennan, and it was generally agreed that Mr. Touhey's visit will long be remembered.
...
"Patrick Touhey is among the last of the old school of Uillean pipers, and it is to be feared that this old, sweet and essentially Irish musical instrument is doomed to follow the Irish harp into oblivion, for, unhappily, there is no new generation of pipers to follow those who have passed on, and it is to be regretted that among Irish people taste has turned towards instruments that may be more modern, but certainly are less worthy of appreciation."
Philadelphia PA Irish Press Nov. 20, 1920 p. 4 column 7
Villanova University
http://archive.olivesoftware.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VklQLzE5MjAvMTEvMjAjQXIwMDQwMQ%3D%3D&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

So far the only contemporary reference to Touhey playing "uillean" or "uilleann" pipes I have found.
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Washington, DC Cosmos Theater Nov. 22-27, 1920
Amusements.
COSMOS-"Brown's Musical Highlanders."
'An amusing and highly entertaining holiday bill at the Cosmos Theater this week.... ... and Burke and Toughey, "County Clare Gentlemen," give an offering of Irish comedy of the better sort that is original and entertaining and winds up with a merry dance to the tune of the Irish bagpipes.'
Washington DC Evening Star Nov. 23, 1920 p. 10 column 4
Library of Congress Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1920-11-23/ed-1/seq-10/
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Worcester, MA Poli's [Theatre] Jan 3-5?, 1921
Hartford, CT Palace [Theatre] Jan. 6-8, 1921
Bills Next Week (Jan. 3) in vaudeville theatres
bills are grouped ... according to the booking offices they are supplied from.
Poli Circuit
Hartford [Ct.] Palace 2d half Burke & Touhey
Worcester [Mass.] Poli Burke & Touhey
Variety Dec. 31, 1920 p. 22 columns 7, 8
Variety 1921 a - 0023.pdf
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Centreport. [Centerport, Long Island, NY]
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burke are in town a few days."
Huntington NY Long-Islander Feb. 4, 1921 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1921-02-04/ed-1/seq-6/
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Gloversville, NY Glove Theatre Feb. 10-12, 1921
At the Theatres
Rivals Best in Vaudeville.
'Burke and Tourey are the second big act on the bill. The couple feature in a tabloid comedy sketch, called "Two Old Friends," that has proved a hit with audiences all over the B.F. Keith circuit.'
ad for show on this page, column 4 ad+
Gloversville NY Morning Herald Feb. 10, 1921 p. 2 column 5
Gloversville NY Morning Herald 1921 Grayscale - 0377.pdf

Glove Theater Today and Tomorrow
'Burke and Touhey An Uproarious Comedy Entitled, "Two Old Friends." '
Gloversville NY Morning Herald Feb. 11, 1921 p. 2 column 7 ad+
Gloversville NY Morning Herald 1921 Grayscale - 0391.pdf
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Bridgeport, CT Plaza [Theatre] Feb. 17-19, 1921
Routes in Advance
Burke & Touhey (Plaza) Bridgeport 17-19.
Billboard Feb. 19, 1921 p. 42 column 4
Billboard 1921 - 2207.pdf
ad+ this show "Burke & Touhey in the Irish comedy classic "From the Auld Sod" '
Bridgeport Telegram Feb. 18, 1921 p. 5 column 1
http://www.newspapers.com/image/#279|8828335
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Many ads in newspapers nationally for "New Victor Records for March" including a side by Touhey, "Medley of Irish Reels" a 10 inch 78, number 18727. ["The Steampacket," "The Morning Star," "Miss McLeod."]
Typical ad:
Daily Illinois State Register [Springfield, Ill.] Feb. 28, 1921 p. 3 column 6
GenealogyBank.com
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's Theatre May 2-4, 1921
At the Theatres ' "Idle Hands," Photoplay On Good Keeney Bill'
"... for the first part of the week.... The vaudeville bill includes ... Burke and Touhey, the well-known Irish comedy favorites...."
Brooklyn Standard Union May 3, 1921, p. 6 column 4
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1921 - 2429.pdf
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Irish Music
Alastrum's March.
[About Alastrum's March, citing various sources, and as a bagpipe tune. A bit about the Irish pipes. Then:]
'It is a cause of lament by many that pipe-playing -cultivated as much in the past as the perhaps more lordly art of the harper- should have become almost extinct. We fear the pipes, as was the case with the harp, will yield to the greater compass, resources and improvements generally of the modern and advanced are of instrument making. We must all, even the makers of a people's music, keep up with the times. Yet the "color" of pipe music is a great adjunct in composition, and the skilled creative musician knows how deftly to introduce a "drone-bass" when the situation, or "atmosphere," of his tone-picture demands it. Just as the recitals of music on such predecessors of the piano as the harpsichord or spinet can, under expert fingers, be listened to with keen interest, so we always welcome skilled pipe-playing, such as, for instance, is recorded of the "Only Patsy Touhey," who figured during the last half century in the United States as an Irish piper par excellence.
'Having lately, through the phonograph, had the privilege of hearing an echo of this genial comedian's remarkable powers, next time we trust to give some particulars of his career, together with an illustration of the kind of music at which he was, and still is, we hope, an expert.
'[by] Eithne ni Pheadhair.' [she is styled "Dr. Annie Patterson, B. A., Nat. Univ. of Ireland" in an Irish Press article of April 22, 1922 p. 5 column 1]
Philadelphia PA Irish Press Sep. 3, 1921 p. 4 column 7
Villanova University
http://archive.olivesoftware.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VklQLzE5MjEvMDkvMDMjQXIwMDQwMA%3D%3D&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom
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Irish Music in the Home
By Eitne ni Pheadair [she is styled "Dr. Annie Patterson, B. A., Nat. Univ. of Ireland" in an Irish Press article of April 22, 1922 p. 5 column 1]
' "The Shaskeen Reel."
[Bio and background of Pat Touhey based on O'Neill's books and Henebry's comments to O'Neill about the Shaskeen Reel recording. Then:]
'... We were privileged lately, thanks to the courtesy of the captain's nephew, Mr. Sean O'Neill, M. A., to hear this remarkable reel on both phonograph and gramophone. There is no doubt about its intrinsic and peculiar charm. It embodies, we think, a spirit of Irish life which exemplifies both the tear and the smile. Eminently suited to the pipes, we have ventured to present a setting of it to readers with an imitation on the piano of the "drone" bass. [Apparently not included in this digital version of the Irish Press.] But to hear it as one would need to in order to realize Dr. Henebry's enthusiasm, one would require to get Patsy himself to play it again. The latter, we are glad to hear, has had, and no doubt continues to have a successful career as an Irish piper and comedian throughout the States.'
Philadelphia PA Irish Press Sep. 10, 1921 p. 6 column 4
Villanova University
http://archive.olivesoftware.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VklQLzE5MjEvMDkvMTAjQXIwMDYwMQ%3D%3D&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom
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Brooklyn, NY Keeney's Bay Ridge [Theatre] Sep. 26-?, 1921
In Brooklyn Playhouses Keeney's Bay Ridge [Theatre].
"... beginning tomorrow. ... Burke and Touhey, well known Brooklyn comedians...."
Brooklyn Standard Union Sep. 25, 1921, p. 17 column 7
Brooklyn NY Standard Union 1921 - 5132.pdf
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NYC Donovan's Halls March 16, 1922
Tom Ennis Association Ball St. Patrick's Eve.
'The Tom Ennis Association has arranged for their annual ball at Donovan's Halls, 59th street and Eighth avenue, on St. Patrick's Eve, March 16. If you want to hear real Irish music and listen to real Irish talent, you will attend. Take the musicians - their names sound Irish enough to satisfy any son of Erin: John Kimmel, John Crowley, and Frank Quinn, Peter Conlon and Flanagan Bros., all accordions; James Morrison, Joe Gerrity and Michael Coleman, violins; Hugh McDougal, Patrick Touhey and Edmund Tucker, Irish pipers. [List of dancers and singers follows.]...
'... We hear the price of admittance will be fifty cents. ...'
NY [Irish American] Advocate March 11, 1922 p. 2 column 3
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1922-1924 - 0104.pdf
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Centerport. [Long Island, NY]
"Mr. and Mrs.Charles Burke have left for their season's work.
...
"Mr. Ayers has rented Charles Burke's cottage for the remander of the season.
Huntington NY Long-Islander Aug. 4, 1922 p. 6 column 3
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031119/1922-08-04/ed-1/seq-6/
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Social Notes Freeport
"Patrick Touhey ... has sold his home on North Bayview ave. ... will leave in September to tour the country with his show."
Long Island Daily Press Aug. 17, 1922 p. 8 column 6
Jamaica NY Daily Long Island Farmer 1922 - 2319.pdf

North Tarrytown, NY St. Teresa's Park Aug. 19, 1922
K. OF C. PICNIC
'To-morrow (Saturday) evening, August 19, at St. Teresa's Park, North Tarrytown, St. Elmo Council No. 318, Knights of Columbus, will hold its twentieth annual picnic.
'... The big feature of the evening will he a contest for two silver loving cups, one for a lady and one for a man, for the best Irish Step dancers. This feature promises to be a real treat, for there has been some keen competition for these cups, promised the committee. Touhey, the notel Irish Piper, will be on hand to play for the Irish dancing. The committee has been very fortunate in obtaining as the judge of this contest, Thomas P. Hill, who is champion step dancer, jig, reel and horn piper of all Ireland and New York state. In addition to acting as judge, Mr. Hill will give an exhibition of his skill as an Irish dancer. The music for modern dancing will be furnished by Al. Abrams' celebrated "Rag Pickers." '
Irvington [NY] Gazette Aug. 18, 1922 p. 1 column 5
Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers
http://news.hrvh.org/veridian/cgi-bin/senylrc?a=d&d=firv19220818.1.1

Probably James Touhey. Seems less likely this is Pat Touhey.
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Touhey house at 117 North Bayview Ave., Freeport, sold to Arthur H. Kerns and wife, Sep. 5, 1922. Nassau County Liber Deeds vol. 740 pp. 57-59, deed 20091.
The house was purchased August 6, 1919, see above.
Presumably from here the Touheys moved to 1175 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY where Pat Touhey was living at time of death. See probate proceedings, March 26, 1923, below.
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Obituary Pat Touhey
"Pat Touhey, 57, of the team of Touhey and Burke, died Jan. 11. He had been suffering from liver trouble for some time, but was able to be about. He was confined to his home but one day prior to his death. Mr. Touhey was noted as an Irish piper, having been born in Ireland, and coming to America at an early age. The team of Pat and May Touhey played for years in vaudeville."
Variety Jan. 19, 1923 p. 21 column 5
http://www.archive.org/stream/variety69-1923-01#page/n108/mode/1up

This date is incorrect. Touhey died January 10 according to the probate petition filed at the Bronx County Surrogate Court.

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The Passing of Patrick Touhey
By Michael Carey
Irish World Feb. 3, 1923 p. 6 column 5
From microfilm at NYPL
Apparent source of most info about Touhey's early life.
Reprinted in An Piobaire vol. 1 no. 16/17, Aibrean 1974, p. 11
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0116_17.PDF
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Probate proceedings for the estate of Patrick J. Touhey began in the Bronx County Surrogate Court, Bronx, NY, March 26, 1923. As of 2014 the Court's file number for this proceeding is 156P1923 These papers are still on record with the court.

From the documents Touhey's death date is verified as January 10, 1923. He was recorded as living at 1175 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY at time of death. Same address for his wife Mary G. Touhey. She was his executor and sole heir. His property was worth more than $1,000. Mary Touhey's actual signature occurs 2 or 3 times among the documents.

Will and probate petition filed March 26, 1923. The will was accepted as valid June 22, 1923.

Touhey filled out a will at East Haddam, Ct. on June 17, 1915. There were three witnesses. As part of the probate proceedings the witnesses swore to documents attesting that they indeed witnessed the will. These probate documents also gave the current residence of the witness, and how many years the witness had known Touhey "before the execution of said instrument."

The witnesses:
Fred H. Eckhoff Freeport, L. I. ten years
Anna M. Eckhoff Freeport, L. I. ten years
Paul J. Messer East Haddam, Ct. twelve years

For more about the witnesses and the will, see above, June 17, 1915.
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"The will of Patrick J. Touhey of the vaudeville team of Touhey and Burke, who died Jan. 10, filed for probate last week in the Bronx County Surrogate's Court, gives his entire estate of "over $1,000" in personality, after all debts are paid, to his widow, Mary G. Touhey, of 1175 Grand Concourse, the Bronx, and, without bonds, names her also as the executrix.
"Mr. Touhey, survived only by his widow was a former resident of East Haddam, Conn., and it was there that he made his will, June 17, 1915. He was 57 years old, a native of Ireland, and came to America at an early age. For 35 years he was a vaudeville actor. The Touhey and Burke partnership continued for 14 years. The team of Pat and May Touhey played for years in vaudeville. The exact value of the estate left by him will not be known until it is appraised for inheritance taxation by the court."
Variety Apr 19, 1923 p.11 column 1
http://lantern.mediahist.org/catalog/variety70-1923-04_0116
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Excerpt from letter from Francis O'Neill to Henry Mercer May 7, 1923

"In former correspondence you mentioned your desire to have a set of Irish Bagpipes for your Museum. When I learned of the death of the famous "Patsy" Touhey last January, I took steps to find out if the pipes could be bought. His widow put a price of $300.00 on them, and later refused to sell them at all."

From the Collection of the Mercer Museum Library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA.
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Widow Receives All Touhey's Estate
Late Member of Vaudeville Team of Touhey and Burke, Leaves only $1,000.
"The will of Patrick J. Touhey, of the vaudeville team of Touhey & Burke, who died on January 10 last, recently filed for probate in the Bronx County Surrogate's Court, leaving his entire estate of "more than $1,000" in personality, after all debts are paid, to his widow, Mary G. Touhey of 1175 Grand Concourse, the Bronx, who, without bonds, he named also the executrix, was yesterday submitted as such.
"Mr. Touhey, survived only by his widow, was a former resident of East Haddam, Ct., and it was there that he made his will on June 17, 1913, and had it witnessed by Fred H. and Anna M. Eckhoff and Paul J. Messer, all of whom signed in the presence of Marion H. Watrous, a notary public.
"Mr. Touhey was 57 years old, a native of Ireland, and came to America at an early age. For thirty-five years he was a vaudeville actor on the Keith and Loew circuits and during this theatrical career had been connected with the famous Four Cohans for several years. He later became a member of the team of Touhey & Burke, Irish comedians and bagpipe players, which partnership continued for fourteen years.
"The team of Pat and May Touhey played for years in vaudeville."
NY Morning Telegraph July 22, 1923 p. 10 column 5
New York NY Morning Telegraph 1923 - 3857.pdf
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Ads in newspapers nationally for "New Victor Records" including a side by Touhey, "The Maid on the Green Medley of Irish Jigs...." a 10 inch 78, number 19271. ["The Maid on the Green," "Jackson's Jig," "A Drink of Water."]
Typical ad:
"Out Tomorrow"
Evening Leader Corning, N.Y. March 13, 1924 p. 5 column 1 tu+
Corning NY Evening Leader 1924 Grayscale - 0668.pdf
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Irish Bagpipes That Are 200 Years Old
Proud Possession of Eddie Burke, Famous Cloonfad Piper
'(From The Harlem Home News, Sunday, Feb. 15, 1925)
...
'When he came to the United States, Burke met Patsy Twohey, famous Irish piper of the last generation, who gave him much encouragement and frequently played on the Burke bagpipes. He also met Michael Carney, 90 Bergen street, Brooklyn, to whom he says much credit is due for the revival of Irish music in this country.
...
NY [Irish American] Advocate Feb. 28, 1925 p. 7 column 2
New York NY Irish American Advocate 1925-1927 - 0110.pdf

Nice article with photo of Eddie Burke. Brought to my attention by Michael Kelly, March 2017.

Seanchas
The Cloonfad Piper (Part 2)
[By] Michael Kelly
Partnership with Michael Carney
"In New York Eddie Burke [the Cloonfad Piper] struck up an enduring friendship with piper and pipe-maker Michael Carney (d. 1938), who was reared at Irishtown, Co. Mayo, less than 10 miles from Cloonfad. Carney's father and uncle were both pipers. They reputedly performed at the famous inaugural Land League rally in Irishtown in April 1879, but Michael himself only took up the pipes in New York, where he was tutored by Patsy Touhey. He and Eddie often played together at functions and Eddie frequently was the chief organiser of the annual benefit concert to raise funds for Carney who had been left paralysed by a work-place accident. In April 1919, for example, Eddie and his sister Nora attended the fourth Entertainment and Ball of the Michael Carney Association at the Imperial Lyceum ballroom. Carney reciprocated by turning out regularly for the Cloonfad dance in New York, often playing Touhey's set of Taylor-made pipes, as Eddie mentions in his 1924 promotional ballad:
"The Irish music of the night will set you all aglow-
It's played by Michael Carney of Irishtown, Mayo
The man who would laugh to break his heart to see the town go mad
When he tunes up Patsy Tuohey's pipes for the people of Cloonfad."
An Piobaire vol. 13 no. 2 April 2017 pp. 19-20

For the "promotional ballad" a footnote cites NY "The Advocate, 16 Feb. 1924."
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Patrick Touhey's grave, St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NYC. Taken Feb, 1998 by Dan McNamara. He gave permission to use this image in email of May 5, 2014.
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'From Michael T. Scanlon 15955 Nelacrest Road, East Cleveland, Ohio 44112.
' "Yes I know most of the older generation you mentioned: Mike Carney, Mike Gallagher, Eddie Mullaney, Dominick Doyle, and Billy Hannafin of Boston; not forgetting the one and only Lean O'Nolan, who loved the things, and who could do anything with them except play them. ... I left the one and only master until last, of whom some high church official once said, He can take you up to the gates of heaven with his piping, and then dash you down to the gates of hell." Of course I am speaking of Patsy Touhey. He was left-handed and had small fingers, never rolled his music, but put in the tricky little notes, half grace, and deceptive pseudo flats that would drive a normal player (if there is such a man) out of his mind. Tom Ennis was good, but nothing like Touhey. They were both born in Chicago, and were proteges of Captain O'Neill when he had the club in Chicago. ... "
'About the first of September, Mr. Scanlon plans to move to 349 School Street, Stoughton, Massachusetts.'
The Uilleann Piper vol. 1 no. 3 June 30, 1974 pp. 2-3
http://162.13.136.126/data/IRIS/00103_1974TUP1-3.pdf
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'Though there were several expert pipers living in Chicago during the 1930s, it was the recordings of Patsy Touhey and Chicago-born Tom Ennis that served as Joe's [Joe Shannon] early stylistic models. A vaudeville piper named Charlie McNurney had often seen Touhey play, and he told Joe a great deal about Touhey's technique. ...'
Irish Music in Chicago: an ethnomusicological study by Lawrence E. McCullough, PhD dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1978 p. 137

Other mentions of Touhey in McCullough's dissertation pp. 138-141
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Patsy Touhey & Family, Pipers
Grandfather - Michael O'Toole 1800
Father - James 1839 Uncles - John & Pat
Patsy - born Dugharran home 1865
died New York 10- 1- 1923

Touhey Family plaque or tablet set in stone wall. Photo from Jimmy O'Brien Moran, in email of Oct. 28, 2014.

Touhey Memorial
"On Thursday 2 June in Loughrea, Co. Galway a memorial plaque will be unveiled to Patsy Touhey...."
An Piobaire vol. 2 no. 38 Feabhra 1988 p. 2
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0238.PDF

Presumably a reference to the plaque pictured above.
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Ned White - Pipemaker
"In earlier issues of An Piobaire, Sean Donnelly and Geoff Wooff have written articles about the Coynes and Harrington, famous pipemakers who flourished in the 1840s and 1850s.
"Edward W. ('Ned') White was one of the few pipemakers in the next generation. According to O'Neill he was from Loughrea, Co. Galway, and emigrated to Boston in the days of the Famine. In the early 1859s White taught young Coughlan, the first owner of Dan O'Dowd's Egan pipes. After Egan's death (1860/61) White started his own pipemaking workshop in Roxbury.
...
"The available information would put White's birth year back to around 1820, or perhaps earlier. O'Neill states that Patsy Touhey knew White well in his old age. Touhey came to South Boston in 1868 and moved to New York around 1880 (he is not in the 1881 Boston directory). The assumption that White died in 1879 or 1880 fits well with this information. It is quite possible that young Patsy was introduced to the local pipemaker in Boston by his father who died in 1875. The Touhey family came from the same area, near Loughrea, as Ned White.
An Piobaire vol. 3 no. 20 September 1994 pp. 18-20
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0320.PDF

White is mentioned in Irish Minstrels and Musicians p. 160, etc.
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"Sean Mac Chiarnain [Sean McKiernan] , Corcaigh agus Conamara appears on this issue's cover. Sean's pipes are Patsy Touhey's Taylor set, formerly owned by Michael Carney and latterly Tom Busby. Photo by Peter Laban, taken at NPU Tionol, Westport, Co. Mayo, 1994."
An Piobaire vol. 3 no. 33 December 1997 pp. 1, 2
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0333.PDF

Andy Conroy 1913 - 1999
[Appreciation]
"When I last visited NPU headquarters there was a special evening held in Andy's honour, during which he played the famous Patsy Touhey - Mike Carney (Taylor) pipes, which I now have the great honour of playing and owning (insofar as anyone 'owns' anything in this life) thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Anna Busby.
...
Sean Mac Chiarnain, Carna, Gaillimh."
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 2 Sep. 1999 p. 12
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0402.PDF
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Finding Patsy Touhey's Family Home
By Barry O'Neill
[An account of O'Neill's experiences, mainly in Ireland, looking for information about Touhey's ancestors. Excerpts below.]
...
'In 1972, when my friend Gail Kendall and I visited Ireland, we tried to find information about the old pipers. We were especially interested in Touhey and his ancestors. In America, we had visited some of his residences, including his summer home in East Haddam, Connecticut, and in Ireland we had the special goal of finding his birthplace.
'According to his tombstone in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx, Patsy was born in February 1865. In Dublin, the first stop was the government records office to search for the record of his birth, which would give the exact location. I was puzzled that there was no record of any Patrick Touhey who would fit. When I had searched for Garrett Barry, I had found too many of them - several were born around the right place and right time - but there were no appropriate Patrick Touheys'.
'By odd luck, in the National Library I came across a letter in an old Boston newspaper. It reported an 1888 gathering in San Francisco, where a certain Tim McCarthy gave a concert on his new Taylor pipes. (The letter is added at the end of this article. ...). After McCarthy's performance, a speaker compared him to the great pipers of memory: Charles Ferguson, Martin Moran of Mayo, the Thuathals or O'Tooles of Galway, Shanahan and James Buckley of Galway.
'This last held a clue. I had heard of the others from Irish Minstrels and Musicians and elsewhere, but who were these O'Toole's of Galway? I talked to Brendan Breathnach, who agreed it was a puzzle. O'Toole is the same name as Thuathal, but it is not a variant of Touhey. Perhaps there had been some confusion in the Anglicization of the family name. Perhaps this was why there was no Patrick Touhey in the birth records. I went back to the records office, now looking for Patrick O'Toole, born in Galway in February 1865. There he was, registered in Caherciveen.
'Gail and I visited the nearby town of Loughrea to see if any local person knew more. ... Peter Broderick ... took us out to a site on the road to Athenry where he thought the Touhey home had stood. The trouble, which we discussed, was that it was on the site of a large grave for famine victims, on the grounds of a nunnery. That did not seem to be a likely place.
'We were told that a certain farmer living nearby knew the history of the area. He was out when we visited, but his son was out working on the land, on a hill with a panoramic view of the countryside. He gave us a remarkable piece of information. He said that his great uncle had visited Niagara Falls around the turn of the century. The uncle started up a conversation with the man seated next to him on the bench, who was also from Galway. Indeed, they had been born on opposite ends of the same small road. The other man was Patsy Touhey.
'From the hill, he pointed out the boreen the two had talked about at Niagara Falls. It was most of a mile away. An older man living on it, Patrick Curley, he said, knew the history of the people who lived on the road.
'We visited Patrick Curley. For each of the sites along the road, he described the residents back to the time of the famine, and he pointed out a holy well that had produced miraculous cures. He had heard about the Touhey family, and that they used to play out at the crossroads. He knew that they had left for America in the last century, but did not know that any of them continued as pipers there. (The family emigrated in 1868, and Patsy learned all his piping in America).
'He showed us a rectangle of stones where the Touhey family had lived. It was just a few yards from the place that Peter Broderick had identified. ...
'Four years later I visited Ireland again, and found information to modify the story. Paul Bradford who had been a bank executive in Ithaca, New York, told me that he had known Richard O'Brien, the man who had encountered Touhey in America. As Bradford remembered it, the meeting had been in a restaurant in Ithaca. I tend to give more credence to this version. Ithaca has many gorges but is less known, and someone's memory is more likely to transmute Ithaca into Niagara Falls than the other way around.
'I've often wondered whether Patsy Touhey ever came back to Ireland as an adult? One anonymous person, writing as "A Plain Piper" for a publication planned by pipes historian Seamus O'Casaide, said that Touhey had never seen the skies over Ireland. The story of the meeting at Ithaca makes me more inclined to think that he did manage to visit, perhaps after this statement was made. He had such exact knowledge of where he was born.
...'
The Pipers' Review vol. 17 no. 4 Fall 1998 pp. 11-13
http://162.13.136.126/data/IRIS/01704_1998autumn.pdf
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Patsy Touhey Residences in US
"These two photographs show Patsy Touhey's residences in the USA. The 'white' house, (below), at Bonfoey Road, East Haddam, Connecticut, is where Patsy and May lived from 1908 until August 1919 (two months before the famous 78s were recorded). The doorway in the second photograph (right) is that of 1175 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, where Patsy died and was waked, 10 January 1923. Thanks to Sean P. Mac Chiarnain, Cork, for sending these photographs and information." An Piobaire vol. 3 no. 38 Jan. 1999 p. 24
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0338.PDF
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Donations & acqusitions
"Received from Jim McGuire ... a portfolio of photographs of the Chicago World's Fair which includes an account of Patsy Touhey and what may be the first published image of Touhey."
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 25 April 2004 p. 4
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0425.PDF
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Seanchas
Patsy Touhey at St. Louis
[Two items:
1) An "edited version" of the John McCormack interview first published in the Dublin Evening Mail, July 21, 1904.
2) A description and illustration of a piper, probably James Touhey, from the book The Columbian Gallery, published 1894. For image and text, see entry above, 1894.]
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 26 July 2004 pp. 24-27
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0426.PDF
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Patsy Touhey
The Piping of Patsy Touhey
(NPUCD001)
"These recordings, dating from the early years of the last century, represent one of the greatest acheivements of Irish piping. The first 22 items were released by Na Piobairi Uilleann on cassette in 1986. The CD includes an additional 14 tracks acquired since then though the generosity of Tom Busby.
...
[Includes track listing.]"
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 33 Dec. 2005 p. 7
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0338.PDF
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Piping Sculpture
"Plaque of Patsy Touhey in Loughrea
"... by Jim Fitzpatrick, the Clare-based sculptor...."
With photo.
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 33 Dec. 2005 p. 12
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0338.PDF
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"Before my father [Brian Heaney] left for America he was involved locally with Irish music. He played the concert flute and was a member of the Kinnitty fife and drum band. When he settled in New York he became acquainted with Patsy Touhey, who hailed from Co. Galway. Patsy became ill and before he died my father bought one of his sets of pipes. The flat set was sold to a Galway man who later brought them back to Ireland. They are now in the posession of Pat Mitchell U.C.G. I still have my father's set and I cherish them in honour of Patsy Touhey and my father. They are probably the oldest set of pipes in Ireland. ..." p. 160
At the Foot of Slieve Bloom: History and Folklore of Cadamstown by Paddy Heaney, published by Kilcormac Historical Society Reprinted 2006 370 pp.
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News & Events
Patsy Touhey Festival
"The first Patsy Touhey Piping Festival will take place in Loughrea, Touhey's birthplace, on 18-20 July. The weekend will include piping classes, performances, lectures and sessions. The festival will be formally opened by Gay Mc Keon in Loughrea Library on Friday evening at 6:00pm, after which Pat Mitchell will lecture on "The Life and Work of Patsy Touhey". For details contact Micahel Fahey (086-8038042) or email draoirua@eircom.net."
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 46 July 2008 p. 5
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0446.PDF
Feile Touhey
An account of the Festival. The article is in Irish.
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 47 Sep. 2008 pp. 13-15
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0447.PDF
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News & Events
Patsy Touhey Cylinders
"The Busby-Carney collection of cylinders recorded by uilleann piper Patsy Touhey - the largest single collection of recordings of Touhey's music - is now held at the Irish Traditional Music Archive. This collection contains private cylinder recordings made by Touhey himself and often featuring spoken introductions by him.
"A re-mastered selection from the collection has now been made available on the Archive's website www.itma.ie. The recordings included on the site are: [list of recordings follows.]"
An Piobaire vol. 4 no. 47 Sep. 2008 p. 6
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0447.PDF
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New Publications
Poetry
"... External Affairs by Dermot Bolger (New Island Books, € 12, www.newislandbooks.ie). ...
"We have already featured an item from Dermot Bolger's collection in An Piobaire. ... At the time we were unaware that it formed a part of a published collection, or that Bolger has made the world of traditional music a particular focus of his work.
...

The Piper Patsy Touhey Plays in Cohen's Variety Show, New York, 1905

Somewhere between the vaudeville skits and slapsstick fare,
Amid the heat and grease-paint of Cohen's Irish emporium,

When coarse laughter stops and cat calls quieten down,
I stare towards the dark pit that contains my countrymen,

And, stripping away jaunty tricks and frilly showmanship,
I play in the style of my father who died when I was ten,

Coughing blood in a tenement amid the maelstrom of Boston,
In a flat smaller than the cabin we left behind in Loughrea.

I've told stage-Irish jokes until punters can laugh no more,
I have used darting triplets to backstitch notes that soar

High in staccato pitch before lunging down towards hell,
Like those sea voyage in steerage amidst endless swells.

With no land yet in sight and a famished land left behind.
But now amid the growing silence as I stare into the pit,

I play this slow air for my father and for my father's kind,
Who close their eyes and recognise their own grief in it.

An Piobaire vol. 6 no. 2 April 2010 p.10
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0602.PDF
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"Irish immigrants performed in minstrel shows, vaudeville, and the early recording industry. Among the first Irish records were Patsy Touhey's Edison wax cylinders and 78-rpm records, such as "The Mouse in the Cupboard" in 1916. An Uilleann piper from Galway in Boston and New York, Touhey developed a vaudeville career and toured with such groups as Jeremiah Cohan's Irish Hibernia (where he played pipes for the young Irish step dancer George M. Cohan) and performed at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition and the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair- often winding up sets with a rousing version of the fiddler's favorite "Turkey in the Straw." In addition to making commercial records, Touhey made one-off wax cylinders in his home and sold them by mail order; a customer could write and request a certain tune and pay the fee, and Touhey would sit down in front the recording horn of his cylinder machine, record the wax cylinder, and mail it to the customer. Although few Missouri fiddlers were familiar with the Irish bagpipes (Uilleann pipes), Patsy Touhey's music clicked with Missouri fiddlers such as Taylor McBaine and Bill Kearns, who listened to his commercial records in the 1920s."
Marshall, Howard Wight Play Me Something Quick and Devilish: Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri University of Missouri Press 2013 pp. 191-92
Excerpted on books.google.com

Interesting sidelight on Touhey's alleged influence. However, with respect to George M. Cohan, the Philadelphia Exposition, and ending sets with "Turkey in the Straw," an example of repeating bad information, and unsourced.
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Instruments
Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
"... a set of pipes by the Taylor Brothers. ..." Description, with pictures. A bit about Henry Mercer, the Taylors, and about Robert Hutton, through whose hands they passed.
"... We are grateful to the staff at the Mercer Museum: Sara Good for the pictures of the set, and Carol Jones for the following information:
"... William [Taylor] was awarded a medal at the 1876 Centennial. After William's death in 1901, Charles Taylor sold this set of bagpipes (c. 1880) to Robert Hutton, also a pipe maker. Henry Mercer [1856-1930] refers to William Taylor as an "old friend" in a 1923 letter to Mary Touhey.
...
Provenance: Henry Mercer purchased the pipes from Robert Hutton, [225 Shipley St, Wilmington, DE] from Delaware, for $124.00. Pipes made by William Taylor at his shop in Philadelphia. Hutton was born in Edinburgh in 1845 and came to America in 1865. He made and played Scotch bagpipes for forty years. He made a few sets of Irish pipes. ...
An Piobaire vol. 10 no. 5 Dec. 2014 pp. 24-25
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB1005.PDF
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