Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

More information about Banish Misfortune is available at: www.banishmisfortune.com. The 5-6 piece band met at the Amherst open sessions and performs weekly in Northampton.

To learn about the music played in sessions, check out the "Thursdays at the Harp" Blog: http://tirnanog000.wordpress.com/tir-na-nog/


To find out more about session music and etiquette: www.thesession.org

The Harp Irish Pub in North Amherst, MA: www.theharp.net

The Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA: www.northamptonbrewery.com

To listen to some of the music our interviewees cited as influences:
Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCtU737bsJY
The Chieftains: www.thechieftains.com
The Solas: www.solasmusic.com
The Bothy Band: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHyCRE5pesI