Finnegans Wake is one of Potter's best-known works for concert band. Potter tells the story of the famous Dublin street ballad 'Finnegans Wake' through music, painting a colourful picture of the lovable rogue, Tim Finnegan.
This lively arrangement tells the story of Finnegan, who, fond of a drop of whisky, falls off a ladder at work. While laid out in his home before the funeral, a brawl breaks out during which a naggin of whisky is broken, spilling on the body. As Potter described himself.... 'Having been thus anointed with the precious spirit, the corpse arose, Lazarus-like and addressed the assembled company in forceful language!' (band.012)