Banish Misfortune

Jig, D Mixolydian, Traditional Irish

Banish Misfortune. (Image of man with lantern.) Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.

This slithery jig is among the most popular jigs in the traditional Irish tune repertoire.


Sheet Music

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Sheet music and chords for Banish Misfortune, traditional Irish jig in D Mixolydian.

Play-along Tracks
Very slow tempo 50bpm
Slow tempo70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.