Concerning Banish Misfortune -- I found a bit more. On the liner notes
from an old album by a Pittsburgh group called Devilish Merry comes:
An old Irish jig known in some early collections as "Nancy Hynes" after
a woman commemorated in song by the Irish poet Anthony Raftery 1784-1835.
I don't know how accurate this is. Still, it's a great song with a great
title. I wonder if others have favorite song titles? One of my is the
jig "Smash the Windows." R.C. Hamilton