Father Tom's Wager


This grand old jig appears in O'Neill's 1001. I first heard the legendary Joe Burke play this tune with the lovely surprise variation in the second part. Thanks to Holland Raper for learning the tune and playing it on her fiddle. She is a former student of Mick Gavin of Meelick, County Clare, and Detroit, and, at the time of writing, a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston.


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Raper, Holland (fiddle), “Father Tom's Wager,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 23, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/489.