Rack and Ruin Ceilidh Band – folk rock, lively jigs and reels, ceilidh band

Next public gig :  Fri 7th Feb, The Humber, Coventry

Our new website is rackandruin.band

Or for a ceilidh or barn dance –  ceilidh.rackandruin.band

Rack and Ruin Playing live

For gigs and other details see the News page.

“On The Road To…” current album.

Buy or stream – more details on the News page.

Rack and Ruin Ceilidh Band – for Weddings, Parties and Gigs

Rack and Ruin play live - Photo by John B Smith
Why not have a folk rock ceilidh or barn dance? Warwickshire based Rack and Ruin is a lively folk rock, celtic, roots and ceilidh band, playing pubs, festivals and weddings and private parties across the UK. The band are taking bookings now for 2020.
Contact 07885 645919 for more information.

Here’s some tracks off the current album: “On The Road To…”

New York Girls

Saddle The Pony Set

King Of The Fairies Set

Ceilidhs – what’s involved?

Ceilidhs involve set dances, drawn mostly from the English tradition, performed in groups of 4, 6, 8 or sometimes as many people as wish to dance. They can be square, circle or long-ways sets. Sometimes you stick with your partner, other times everyone swaps about.
Rack and Ruin live - Photo by John B Smith

© Photos on this website – Steff Hutchinson, John B Smith, Louis Radley, Jude Radley, Simon Marshall and Andy Gray
All instructions are given by the band’s caller. The dances are generally quite simple to follow after a few times through.
Most of all, its fun, energetic and helps to get your guests mingling – what’s more you don’t need any previous experience.
The band can intersperse the set dances with original songs and instrumental material, to give your guests a rest.  To find out more or to make a booking call Mick on 07885 645919.

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the band for a cracking night last saturday at our party on our farm. Everyone enjoyed themselves hugely.
Will recommend you to anyone wanting a barn dance”
Steve and Kate.

Rack and Ruin live - photop by Jon B SmithRack and Ruin folk rock band

Rack and Ruin also perform as a folk rock five-piece playing a similar mixture of loud and lively folk-rock, celtic, roots and jigs and reels – with added saxophone.

Rack and Ruin’s contemporary blend of lively folk rock, celtic, roots music is interwoven with foot-tapping jigs and reels that makes for an enjoyable and entertaining event.

I just wanted to say thank you to the band for a really fabulous night’s music here at The Oak. We run live music every month and I have to say that by far and away you were the best that we have had so far. I had so many customers coming up to me and saying what a fantastic atmosphere it was.
Gayle Goodwin, The Oak Baginton



For parties, weddings or any other type of gig Rack and Ruin will supply their own professional PA system which comes complete with stage lights. They also have public liability insurance cover of £5 million.

Rack and Ruin are taking bookings now throughout the rest of 2019 and into 2020 – for more information call Mick on 07885 645919.

You can also keep up to date with Rack and Ruin on the band’s Facebook page just click the link – facebook.com/rackandruinfolkband


On The Road to…
the current album from Rack and Ruin – includes a mix of traditional and new original material more>>


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