The Music

Rack and Ruin has recorded four albums – all consisting of a mixture of lively folk rock, celtic, roots music, jigs and reels plus traditional folk music and contemporary, original material. Similar music is also used in the Ceilidh Band.
The band’s fifth album has now been recorded and is currently being mixed and mastered and is due for release in early 2019.

“We just wanted to say the most enormous thank you…you were everything we had hoped for and more, and…everyone who came to our party…has been raving about how marvellous you were.” S ANDERSON

The forth album, ‘Gone to…’ can be bought at any of our gigs, or by contacting us directly. A selection of audio snippets are available from three of the albums below.

• Gone to…
• Hard Times (double Live CD)
• Both Ends of the Street
• Ball and Chain

“Thanks for making my 40th party one to remember. Everyone who went said what a good time they had and how enjoyable you were. I actually think I could count on one hand who didn’t get up to dance!!” B HARGADON

CD News
Two of the band’s albums have just been recently re-issued so if you don’t have, or if you have mislaid, your copy of “Ball and Chain” or “Both Ends of the Street” you can now buy a new copy or each. Currently they are available at gigs but you’ll soon be able to buy them on-line too – details on that coming soon!

Click on the audio players to hear the tracks.

The current album featuring the current band line up.
(CD) £10

Gone To…

• Kesh Jig
• Livin’ in the City
• Bonnie Light Horseman
• Calum Donaldson/The Windlass McMahon’s/Killarny Boys of Pleasure
• Love on the Streets
• Star of the County Down
• Langstrome Pony/Far From Home
• Mossy Green Banks of the Lea
• Time’s a Healer
• You Can Dance
• Tell Her I Am/Lady Anne Montgomery/Knotted Chord
• Sheebeg Sheemore/Rose of Allendale

A live, double CD recorded at the Fiddle & Bone in Birmingham, UK.
(CD) £10

Hard Times

• Athol Highlanders
• Nothings Changed
• The Nightingale
• Restless Sea
• Where I’d Rather Be (Tonight)
• Maid From The Shore
• Farmers Boy
• Back In Your Arms
• The Two Magicians
• Micks Reels
• Dublin Your Breakin My Heart
• Love On The Street
• Both Ends Of The Street
• The Hard Times Of Old England
• Step It Out Mary
• The Rover’s Lament
• Time’s A Healer
• Star Of The County Down
• Merry Blacksmith/Reel Of Rack and Ruin
• London Rd
• My Young Man

(CD) £10

Both Ends Of The Street

• Both Ends Of The Street
• Restless Sea
• Hullican Jig/Dukes Delight/Maid Behind the Bar
• Nothing’s Changed
• Where I’d Rather Be (Tonight)
• Hold Me Girl
• Langstrom’s Pony/9 Points of Roguery
• Curse Of The Traveller
• Wild Mountain Thyme

(CD) £10

Ball & Chain

• Benjamin Bowmaneer
• Back In Your Arms
• The Nightingale
• Kid on the Mountain/Silver Spear
• Maid From The Shore
• Greyhound
• The Two Magicians
• Ball & Chain
• Gypsy Dancer
• Condemned Man’s Jig/Merry Blacksmith/Reel of Rack & Ruin
• The Rover’s Lament


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