Acoustic gigs

Bisiker Radley and Berry at the Banbury Canal Festival 2023

Our new acoustic line up is in action this Sunday 1 Oct at the Banbury Canal Festival. We are playing in the Waterside Bar (OX16 2OA) at around 2.25pm.
Admission free.
Bisiker Radley Berry Poster

Past gigs

Mick Bisiker’s Rack and Ruin played at the Long Lawford Summer Festival 2023 and we were lucky enough to experience one of the gaps in the rain that day. Our set was in sunshine with many people sitting watching and giving us great support.  Thank you!  Less fortunate were last band on Muve-On who had to stop after just three songs as torrential rain swamped the event site and stage area and caused the organisers to pull the plug on safety grounds.  We did consider ourselves pretty lucky with our slot that day.

Open Arts Festival Leamington.

Rack and Ruin were invited to take part in the Open Arts Festival on the Pump Room Gardens in Leamington in May 2023.
Rack and Ruin live in Leamington

Our fiddle player for the gig was Lauren South. Thanks to OAF for the photo.

Rack and Ruin Acoustic at Combe Community Hub

Rack and Ruin Acoustic Live at the Hub
Earlier in the year Mick Bisiker’s Rack and Ruin Acoustic played an acoustic night at the Combe Community Hub in Oxfordshire .  We were joined by Lauren South on fiddle and we had a great night playing 2 sets of songs and tunes to a very enthusiastic sold out audience.  Rack and Ruin Live at the Hub Mick

If you came along thanks very much for your very warm and vocal support-we really enjoyed ourselves!

We are coming back to play again in Combe just before Christmas 2023.  We looking forward to it!



We recently 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.
We are booking more public gigs for Rack and Ruin for the rest of 2023 and into 2024.
More details coming soon.

Videos for Rack and Ruin Acoustic

Back in 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.