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Acoustic gig

Rack and Ruin will be playing at The Wurzel Bush Folk Club in Rugby on the 1st of February. This will be the first full band gig since our new fiddle player Jen Martin joined us in November last year.

As a warm up to that – this weekend (Sunday 16th Jan) – we are going to be playing at The Crow Pie in Rugby (CV22 7DX).  We will be performing a couple of short sets at the Open Mic on Sunday evening.
Interestingly the Crow Pie Open Mic is run by our former drummer Duncan Arrow.  Music starts at 6 pm and goes on until around 8

Rack and Ruin - Fiddle player JenThis will be our new fiddle player Jen Martin’s  second appearance with Rack and Ruin Acoustic  – playing songs as well as sets of tunes.  We hope you will like the new sound of the band as much as we do.

Jen is no stranger to Rack and Ruin having previously played as a dep in ceilidhs with us and also at many joint gigs with us with her other band Firedaze.

With our new line up confirmed we now hope to be booking more public gigs throughout 2022.
More details coming soon.

Rack and Ruin play live - Photo John B Smith

Videos for acoustic Rack and Ruin

In early 2020 our friends Eddie and Lynne at The Humber Hotel in Coventry allowed us to use their newly refurbished function room to video a live session for the then acoustic version of the band (with Nigel still on fiddle).  We filmed several songs and sets of tunes and you can see all seven of the videos now on the acoustic band page.

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

Cover image for Rack and Ruin album On the Road To - designed by Dmusic“On The Road To…” is the current 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 playing of our former 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 07592 348817.