Banish Misfortune is our six-member group from western Massachusetts, and we play traditional music from Ireland. Our instrumentation includes fiddle, concertina, mandolin, flute, bouzouki, whistle, accordion and guitar, with which
we serve up rousing sets of jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes, polkas, airs, and the occasional inspired song or accompanied Irish poem!
We regularly play in concerts and festivals throughout western New England, as well as every Sunday at The Northampton Brewery from 5:00 to 8:00 pm! And, we were recently voted one of the Top 5 Bands in the Valley in the Valley Advocate 2015 Grand Band Slam (see below)!
We're available to bring old world comfort to any social gathering, whether a wedding ceremony (fiddle & guitar), the cocktail hour of a wedding reception, a birthday or retirement party, or a business event (full band). Please visit us on Facebook, and for rates and bookings please contact us at (413) 586-4997 or email@example.com.
Some other 2015 appearances:
Our first-ever CD,
"No Strangers Here,"
is now available at
all our shows, and
at CD Baby.com!