Busy weekend in September – 2 acoustic gigs and ceilidh

Rack and Ruin Acoustic will be performing on the CV Folk Stage at Coventry Moto Fest on Sunday 11 Sept 2022,  The band will be onstage from 4.30pm in the Upper Precinct in Coventry City Centre. Admission is free.  Later the same day the band will be playing again at the Albany Theatre Studio on Albany Road Coventry – onstage from 7.30pm.  It’s free admission but there will be a jug collection – so please bring some cash!

It will be a busy weekend as The Rack and Ruin Ceilidh Band will have also been in action the night before at a ceilidh in Leicestershire.


Earlier in the year we got Steff from Firedaze to film us playing some songs and sets of tunes. Some of these new videos are online on our home page and also on the main ceilidh band page on this website.  They have also been posted on our Facebook page.  We have posted 3 videos so far but there are more to come.
Heres a shot from the video session.  Turns out we aren’t very good at mean and moody!  Actually we were told to smile for this one – we aren’t especially great at that either it would seem
Rack and Ruin Band

We will to booking more public gigs for Rack and Ruin throughout 2022 and beyond.
More details coming soon.

Videos for Rack and Ruin Acoustic

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.