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Long Lawford Summer Festival 4pm 13 July 2024


Mick Bisiker’s Rack and Ruin  have been very busy recently with ceilidhs, barn dances and parties but now here is a chance to see the full band for free. We will be playing at the Long Lawford Festival which takes place on the King George V Park, Long Lawford.  Our featured fiddle player for this gig is our good friend Lauren South.

There will be music and entertainment at the the festival from 12 midday to 10pm but Rack and Ruin are playing  between 4-5 on the afternoon of Saturday the 13th July 2024.  Admission free – See you there.

Past gigs

Leamington Folk Club – CV Folk Night, Temperance

Bisiker Radley and Berry - Live at Temperance
We played a short set at the Leamington Folk Club at Temperance alongside 9 other local folk artists. It had been billed as Mick and Chris but in the event Johan was able to join us on fiddle. Thanks for your support if you were there – we seemed to be very well received.

Bisiker, Radley and Berry at the Next Level Folk Club in Stourbridge

Rack and Ruin Acoustic

Johan Beavis Berry was our featured fiddle player at the Next Level Folk Club, Stourbridge  in November 2023.  We played a mix of original Bisiker songs plus some traditional folk songs and of course some sets of jigs and reels – all benefitting from Johan’s inspired improvisations and tasteful fiddle arrangements.
Thanks to club MC Christopher Crompton for inviting us and also thanks to Nick Evans for his support set.

Videos

We got Steff from Firedaze to film us playing some songs and sets of tunes. These 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 and some on our new Rack and Ruin YouTube channel.
We are hoping to be booking more public gigs for Rack and Ruin throughout 2024 and beyond.
More details coming soon.

Videos for Rack and Ruin Acoustic

A while ago our friends Eddie and Lynne at The Humber Hotel in Coventry allowed us to use their function room to video a live session for the then acoustic version of the band (with Nigel Ward 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 or you can go to our new Rack and Ruin YouTube channel..

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.