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Rack and Ruin Acoustic gigs
31 May The Stockton Folk Club

We will be playing as an acoustic band (no drums) with an appearance at The Stockton Folk Club – upstairs at the Nelson Club, Stockton, Warwickshire CV47 8JU – on the 31st May 2022.  It will be great to play this club again – our last booking didn’t happen due to Covid.
Free admission – we are on from around 9pm.

24 June The Woodman Folk Club

Rack and Ruin Acoustic  will be playing at The Woodman Folk Club, Ashwood Marina, Kingswinford,  DY6 oAQ on the 24 June 2022.  We last played the club before the first Covid Lockdown back in 2019.  Its a great club with a friendly crowd and we are looking forward to playing there again.  Admission is £7 for members £8 for non-members.

Next full band public gig – 25 June The Antelope Inn, Lighthorne

As you can see from our gig listings Rack and Ruin play quite a lot of private events and parties – mostly these are ceilidhs or barn dances  but we also love playing gigs that are open to everyone where we can play more of our songs as well as sets of tunes
We are trying to book more of these gigs now that we have a full line up again.

So our next public gig with the full band will be outside in “the tent” at The Antelope Inn, Lighthorne, Warwickshire. (CV35 0BX) on 25 June 2022.

We are hoping for a “nice warm summer evening listening to cool folk rock” kind of vibe – but if it’s wet we – and you – will be undercover in the tent anyway. Make a note in your diary – it should be a good night.

Videos

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

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.