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Banish Misfortune

Banish Misfortune

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Banish Misfortune

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  • Versatile, experienced folk music group
  • Based in North London and Essex
  • Specialise in wedding entertainment
  • Classic songs from the Celtic repertoire
  • Can provide a caller for ceilidhs
  • Range from a 3 to a 7-piece ensemble
  • Willing to travel across the UK
  • Competitively priced from £575

Variously based in locations in North London and Essex, Banish Misfortune share their talented take on traditional Irish and Celtic music with wedding parties across the UK. If you have folk enthusiasts in the family, want to bring an element of tradition into your big day, or just plain love the sounds of fiddle, mandolin, flute, bodhrán, tinwhistles and guitar, then Banish Misfortune are for you!

Follow in the footsteps of your ancestors and host a ceilidh at your wedding - Banish Misfortune can provide a professional dance 'caller' to get your guests organised for dancing sets in no time. This highly professional outfit is renowned for its flexibility, so you can rest assured that they'll be a perfect fit for your big day, no matter what size of band you require, from a trio to a seven-piece.


Depending on the type and style of the celebration, Banish Misfortune can come in all shapes and sizes, from a modest but more than sufficient three piece to their full complement of seven musicians. The core band always features the fiddle, guitar and bass guitar, plus vocals. Add the traditional bodhrán drum, mandolin, flute, tin-whistles and even keyboard for the extended ensemble.


Banish Misfortune's extensive and growing playlist includes all of the finest Irish and Celtic folk-tunes and traditional songs, from Londonderry Air to The Irish Rover, Whiskey In The Jar and many many more. Take a peek at an abridged list of their repertoire:-

  • All For Me Grog
  • Arthur McBride
  • As I Roved Out
  • Banish Misfortune
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Carrickfergus
  • Dennis O'Reilly
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Dixieland
  • Fairytale Of New York
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Fisherman's Blues
  • Follow Me Up To Carlow
  • Galway Shawl
  • Green Fields Of France
  • Hillbilly Train
  • Lakes Of Ponchartrain
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Marie's Wedding
  • Mary And Her Gallant Soldier
  • McAlpine's Fusiliers
  • My Match It Is Made
  • Parting Glass
  • Raglan Road
  • Ride On
  • Sally Gardens
  • Sally MacLenane
  • Sam Hall
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • Spancill Hill
  • Spanish Lady
  • Star Of The County Down
  • Step It Up Mary
  • Streams Of Whiskey
  • Sugar-Foot Rag
  • The Belle Of Belfast City
  • The Irish Rover
  • The Rare Old Mountain Dew
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin
  • Town I Loved So Well
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Wild Rover
  • ...and plenty more...

Performance And Audio

Banish Misfortune specialise in playing a range of traditional jigs, hornpipes, polkas and reels, and organising ceilidhs to boot! If you are apprehensive about having a ceilidh at your celebration as you are not sure about your guests' dancing level, then don't worry, as Banish Misfortune's experienced caller can cater to all abilities. When dancers need a rest, the band launch into a song.

Have a listen to a few of their abbreviated sample audio tracks below to get a feel for the style and quality of their musicianship:-

Rocky Road To Dublin

Star Of Munster

Streams Of Whiskey


Follow Me Up To Carlow

Hillbilly Edit

Find out more about featuring the band on your wedding day via their contact details which will be found just below.

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