Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larsen – Banish Misfortune

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Malcolm Dalglish – hammer dulcimer; Grey Larsen – English concertina, Anglo concertina, guitar, flute, tin whistle, recorder.

All instrumental – jigs, reels, airs, slides, marches, hornpipes, Schottisches.

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“If you like the Chieftains, Both Band and David Bromberg’s Irish renditions, you will be more than satisfied with Banish Misfortune, a diverse collection of traditional folk music of the British Isles. Malcolm Dalglish plays one of the sweetest hammer dulcimers you would ever want to hear. He adeptly accomplishes the tricky timings of the jigs, reels, and marches, while inventing many different sounds and textures on his instrument. His interpretations are beautiful. Grey Larsen complements Malcolm’s dulcimer with English and Anglo concertina, guitar, flute, tin whistle and recorder. The music is centered around the dulcimer, but would suffer greatly if not for Larsen’s timely harmonies and counterpoint. Malcolm’s mastery, combined with Grey’s versatility, create a skillful and interesting musical experience — another top notch recording from June Appal Records.” — Folk Music, pg. 62, September 1978

Track Listing

  1. Banish Misfortune
  2. Pigeon on the Gate/ Musical Priest/ Drowsy Maggie
  3. Sir John Fenwick’s the Flower Among them All/ Noble Squire Dacre
  4. The Road to Lisdoonvarna/ Trip to Sligo/ Dennis Murphy’s Slide/ O’Keefe’s Slide
  5. Midnight Mountain Road
  6. O’Connell’s Lamentation
  7. The Three Little Drummers/ Kate Caulfield’s Jig/ Paddy in London
  8. Growling Old Man and Cackling Old Woman/ The Nine Points of Roguery
  9. March of the King Laois/ Brian Boru’s March
  10. The First of May/ Drunkard’s Path/ An Comhra Donn
  11. Tar Hollow/ Dog in the Mustard/ Kid on the Mountain/ Drops of Brandy/ Foxhunter’s Jig/ The Rocky Road to Dublin
  12. Maggie McGee’s Schottische/ Johnny, Will You Marry Me?
  13. Christ Child’s Lullaby

Malcolm Dalglish – hammer dulcimer; Grey Larsen – English concertina, Anglo concertina, guitar, flute, tin whistle, recorder.

All instrumental – jigs, reels, airs, slides, marches, hornpipes, Schottishces.

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