Banish Misfortune

Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larsen

Banish Misfortune

Release date: January 1, 1978

$5.00 – $15.00

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Malcolm Dalglish is a hammered dulcimer player and builder who also plays the spoons and bones, while Grey Larsen is a flutist who is also a master of fiddle, anglo concertina, piano, and harmonium. The duo recorded three albums, of which “Banish Misfortune” was the first, before inviting Pete Sutherland to join them in forming the Celtic trio Metamora. Their music encompasses the traditions of Appalachia, Ireland and Scandanavia.


“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, September 1978