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Banish Misfortune

Concert, session or ceilidh band featuring brilliant musicians & singers, performing Celtic songs & tunes &/or providing lively music & caller for Scottish, Irish, Englis


A performance and ceilidh band featuring brilliant musicians and singers, banish Misfortune are able to perform Celtic songs and tunes and/or provide a rousing foundation to any ceilidh.Banish Misfortune was started in 2006 by friends who had played together for several years in various musical combinations. Featuring a mixture of guitar, fiddle, bass, whistle, mandolin, piano and sometimes drums, the band has a core membership and some very talented side musicians. Ensuring a very enjoyable ceilidh, they are a lively dance band with a knowledgeable and inspiring caller, the key to a good evening's dancing. Banish Misfortune also perform Irish songs and tunes, (their material includes some Scottish and Country music too), in styles ranging from a delicate melody to a storming sound, with excellent singers and trained top line players.Punctual and professional, and bringing a marvellous atmosphere to any party or gathering, Banish Misfortune are the ideal band to play in a variety of settings: dance hall, garden, living room and ball room.

Some Typical dances (choices depending on whether Scottish, Irish or English)Dashing white sergeantGay GordonsStrip the WillowEightsome ReelCumberland Sqare EightSeige of EnnisWaves of ToryBridge of AthloneThe RiflemanCircassioan Circle Circle waltz
Some of the songsStar of the County DownRocky Road to DublinCaledoniaWelcome Wille StewartFairy Tale of New YorkIrish RoverMoondanceGalway Girl Leaving of LiverpoolWild Colonial BoyBlack is the ColourDirty Old TownRaglan RoadMcAlpines FusiliersWe have many more, do ask for requests

Tunes (part of the list)Fairy danceMasons apronMaids of CastlebarLark in the morningDrummond CastleFlowers of EdinburghEast Neuk of FifeWind That Shakes the BarleyFoxhunters Athol HighlandersCape BretonSonny Brogans Banish Misfortune (of course!)The KeshTripping UpstairsButterfly setAnd many more ...

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Banish Misfortune
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Ruth King

Tel: 0208-510-0485
Mobile: 07931-909-270
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