Friday 25 May 2018
Tune of the Day: Banish Misfortune
Traditional Irish jig
The earliest appearance of this popular Mixolydian-mode Irish jig under the title “Banish Misfortune” is in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in Boston in 1883. However, a very similar melody had previously been printed in Howe's 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) as “The Bag of Meal”.
Thanks to Heather for suggesting this tune!