Rack and Ruin latest news…

Our new website is

New website

Rack and Ruin is moving to a new on-line home. This website will continue to work for a while but our new website is . From now on go there for news, information on gigs and to find out how to book us.

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 each includes a guest artist.
Music starts at 9 and goes on until late.
The next First Friday gig is on the 5th of March – the guest artist will be Firedaze.

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. Dancing is encouraged!

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

New videos for acoustic Rack and Ruin

Thanks to our friends Eddie and Lynne at The Humber Hotel in Coventry we were able to use their function room to video a live session for the acoustic version of the band. The videos will be of several songs and sets of tunes and will be ready in the next few weeks. They can be seen on our new acoustic band website

Rack and Ruin’s new album – buy or stream right now

“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 buy on-line as a download from all music providers including iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Apple music 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)
Find out more about the acoustic band at