Finnegan's Wake began in Las Vegas in 2000. Even then it was a unique combination of modern and traditional Irish music done by an unlikely group of diverse musicians. Singer/guitarist Robbie Murphy from Dublin, Ireland started Finnegan's Wake and was joined by drummer Wayne Ritchie within the first year. Wayne took on the role of band leader soon after and the two have been through thick and thin ever since.

Today the band is stronger than ever with a list of over 160 songs including traditional & modern Irish as well as some rock and pop mixed in. It includes Denitza Larsen on fiddle, Keith Hollar from Redondo Beach, CA on Bass and Matt O'Rourke from right here in Las Vegas on guitar. All are seasoned pros with world class credits. Check the bios page for more info on the band members.

Finnegan's Wake has played these fine venues:

BRENDAN'S IRISH PUB (Orleans Hotel & Casino)

J.C. WOOLOUGHAN'S (J.W. Marriott)

NINE FINE IRISHMEN (New York, N.Y. Hotel & Casino)

HENNESSEY'S IRISH TAVERN (Downtown, Fremont St.)

HENNESSEY'S IRISH TAVERN ( Hermosa Beach, CA)

QUINN'S (Green Valley Ranch)

FADO IRISH PUB

AULD DUBLINER (Lake Las Vegas)

McMULLAN'S IRISH PUB

McFADDEN'S (inside the Rio)

JACK'S IRISH PUB (Palace Station)

RED ROCK COUNTRY CLUB (Las Vegas, NV)

BIT & SPUR RESTAURANT (Springdale, UT)

BORGATA HOTEL & CASINO (Atlantic City, NJ)

LAS VEGAS RENAISSANCE FAIR

BOULDER CITY RENAISSANCE FAIR

HIGHLAND GAMES SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

BOULDER CITY WURSTFEST