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Patsy Tuohy

(1865-1923) Known as “The King of the Pipers” Touhey was a master of the uilleann pipes and a public figure who represented Irish-American music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Loughrea, County Galway, on February 6, 1865, to parents James and Mary O'Tuathail, they emigrated to Boston in 1868, when Patsy was three years old. They settled in the Irish neighborhood of South Boston. Touhey came from a long line of pipers. His father James and his grandfather Michael were both considered fine pipers. James died seven years after arriving to Boston (at age 35) and Patsy began taking lessons from Bartley Murphy, a Mayo-born piper. A left handed piper, Touhey became renowned in Irish-American circles for his incredible dexterity and imaginative playing. Touhey was one of the first Irish musicians to record his music.

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Doug Towey was a CBS Sports executive responsible for the playing of the song "One Shining Moment" after college basketball's championship game. A multiple Emmy winner, Towey was creative director of CBS Sports, overseeing promotional campaigns, graphics, and music. In 1987 he decided to play a tune by folk singer David Barrett over highlights wrapping up the NCAA tournament. "One Shining Moment" became an annual tradition. Towey died in New York City on March 11, 2009. he was 61 years old