BANISH MISFORTUNE




      

         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 into the TOP 10 in the Valley Advocate Grand Band Slam!


         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 davemeuser@msn.com.


Some other 2015 appearances:

  • The Taste of Amherst, Amherst Town Common, Saturday, June 20, 1:00 pm
  • The 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 www.friendsofmhr.org
  • "Mutts and Mimosas" Brunch, Quonquont Farm, Whately, Sunday, September 20, 11:00 am~2:00 pm, sponsored by Dakin Animal Shelter; for tickets and information, please visit www.dakinhumane.org
  • The Fitzwilliam Inn, Fitzwilliam, NH, Saturday, October 3, 7:00~10:00 pm; historic, colonial-era inn (c. 1792) with fabulous fare and spacious, cozy rooms for the night: www.fitzwilliaminn.net


Sláinte!

 







Our first-ever CD,

"No Strangers Here,"

is now available at

all our shows, and

at CD Baby.com!