Banish Misfortune / Various
Banish Misfortune contains a harmoniues balance of melodic airs and dance tunes. Recorded live in the studio, Banish Misfortune captures the energy of Eiri's live performances as well as showing a quieter, more soothing side not usually heard in the rowdy Irish pubs where they usually perform. In a world of electronic gadgetry, the simple, clean arrangements of these timeless songs is a breath of fresh air. Brendan Weightman and Bill Benfield comprise the core of Eiri Na Greine, which translates as 'The Rising Sun'. Donna Burke started to appear as a guest vocalist with Eiri in 1998. Her sweet and haunting rendition of 'Red is the Rose' is a standout track on the new CD.