Sheet Music: Banish Misfortune

TitleBanish Misfortune
Alternate titlesThe Humours Of Mullinafauna
The Little Bag Of Meal
Nancy Hynes
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-05-25
Last updated2018-05-25
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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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!