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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

We had a great time with our St Patrick’s weekend with a celebration at The Oak, Baginton on the Saturday and then another celebration in the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Coventry on the Sunday.

As ever Gayle and the team at The Oak made us very welcome on Saturday and although numbers were down due to the coronavirus we, and those who came along, had a great night. There was certainly some spirited dancing during the second set!  We hope to continue the tradition at The Oak next year.

On the Sunday night we were welcomed by the friendly team at Sacred Heart.  Again numbers were fewer than the organsers had hoped but those that were there made up for it with enthusiastic singing and dancing – one of the loudest audiences we’ve had for Fields of Athen Rye. It was a great atmosphere and it seems very likely we’ll be back to do it all again next year – hopefully with even more singers and dancers in the audience.

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

Rack and Ruin’s monthly appearances at The Humber are usually on the first Friday of every month. Music starts at 9 and goes on until late.  At present our residency there is on hold until after the lockdown – should this change we will announce any details on this website and on the Rack and Ruin Facebook page

By the way we are often approached at gigs by people wanting to book us for a party  – we love playing parties so if you want us to play at yours just call Mick on 07885 645919.
Folk rock band Rack and Ruin play live - photo by John B Smith

New videos for acoustic Rack and Ruin

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 acoustic version of the band.  We filmed several songs and sets of tunes and you can see six 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 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