Banish Misfortune Irish Music Banjo TAB

5-string Banjo TAB for “Banish Misfortune”

Banish Misfortune is a 48 bar jig.  Each section is 8 bars and repeats twice. This tune is a bit different than your standard fiddle tune because it has THREE sections instead of only two.

This 5-string banjo arrangement is intended only for intermediate and above.  It combines single-string and melodic banjo techniques.

It is NOT the exact banjo arrangement as played in the video.  However, it is a new/improved version where I think the fingerings are more efficient and sound better.  Why? The version in the video was somewhat improvised.

Banish Misfortune Banjo Video

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guy in blue shirt playing a banjo under a tree

History about Banish Misfortune Tune

This website has some really interesting things about the tune.  How it has shifted modalities through the years and how there exists multiple versions.

If you enjoy this you might also enjoy my

Scollay’s Reel Irish Banjo Arrangement.

Jody Written by:

Professional Musician of 27 years. I've performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman Auditorium. I've also played in 6 different countries. All things Banjo and Acoustic Guitar.