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Rack and Ruin at The Humber, Coventry

Rack and Ruin “First Friday” Residency at The Humber, Coventry

Rack and Ruin’s monthly appearances at The Humber are currently on the first Friday of every month and includes a guest artist.
Music starts at 9 and goes on until late.
The next First Friday gi is on the 4th of October – the guest artist is Crybb Folk.

Admission is free and there is usually a great atmosphere. Join the band for a great night of toe-tapping jigs and reels and songs you can sing along to

You can always find gig information on the Rack and Ruin Facebook page .

Rack and Ruin’s new album – available to buy and stream

“On The Road To…” is the new album from Rack and Ruin. It features songs and sets of tunes that have have been honed to perfection in live gigs over the last couple of years.

The track listing includes live favourites like “New York Girls”, “Three Drunken Maidens” and “Nothing’s Changed”

In addition there are 4 sets of tunes including “The King of the Fairies” set and “The Tongadale Set”. They showcase the fast fingering and nifty bow work of fiddle player Nigel Ward often interwoven with mandola or guitar lines from Mick Bisiker.

You can stream it on Spotify or also to buy on-line as a download from all music providers including iTunes, Amazon, Deezer etc.
CDs are also available to buy at gigs or by emailing the band.

In addition to public gigs Rack and Ruin regularly play parties, weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

You can book the band by calling 07885 645919

Rack and Ruin (acoustic)
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© Photos on this website – Steff Hutchinson, Louis Radley, Simon Marshall, Jude Radley and Andy Gray

Rack and Ruin (acoustic) previously listed as “Bisiker, Ward and Radley” is now a four piece with vocals and sax parts being added by Deb Gomme.

Recent gigs have included appearances at the Willow and Tool Folk Parlour, Stockton Folk Club (January 2019), The Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Rugby (back there in December 2019) and the Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford (May 2019) – if you came along to any of those thanks for your support.

More gigs

More gig dates coming soon,


The band are keen to play other new venues so if you run one, or know of a good one, and would like Rack and Ruin to play just get in touch on 07885 645919 or email


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