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!

Some upcoming 2015 appearances:

  • The Fitzwilliam Inn, Fitzwilliam, NH, Saturday, June 13, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Taste of Amherst, Amherst Town Common, Saturday, June 20, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Summit House Sunset Concert Series, Skinner State Park, Hadley, Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm (the very first concert there in six years!) For tickets and concert information, please visit


          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




Our first-ever CD,

"No Strangers Here,"

is now available at

all our shows, and

at CD!