Finnegan’s Wake aka Torramh An Finnegan (Gaelic for Finnegan’s Wake) was registered as a New York State not-for-profit corporation in May of 1997.
The organization was established by Dick Mann (aka BigMister Finnegan) to host a yearly music festival — the first of which was held on the shore of Summit Lake on the weekend after Labor Day in that same year.
Finnegan’s Wake “staged” 7-annual festivals (and one Irish Music and Punk Rock Festival in August of 2001). The last “annual festival” took place in September 2003.
Beginning in 2004, supporters of the organization began promoting Punk, Irish Trad, Indy, DIY, Folk, and Underground music via the website, and by producing regular shows — featuring local and out of town bands — at the Lake View House in Summit, New York, until it closed in the Fall of 2007. Since then we have done shows at various local venues including The Red Barn in Summit, NY (until it burned down last year) and at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, NY.
Finnegan’s Wake Music is run by Walter Wouk. Contact him at Finnegan’s Wake Music