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

Rack and Ruin’s monthly appearances at The Humber are currently on the first Friday of every month and each includes a guest artist. Music starts at 9 and goes on until late.

The February First Friday gig saw a night of varied music with 2 sets of spirited folk-rock from us plus some great bluesy Americana music from The Willow and Tool Band .  Thanks to them for showing up and playing a great set – and thanks to the very enthusiastic audience too.

The next First Friday gig is on the 6th of March 2020 – the guest artist will be Firedaze.

Admission is free and there is usually a great atmosphere. Join the band for a great night of toe-tapping jigs and reels and songs you can sing along to…. plus interesting musical guests.
Dancing is encouraged!
You can always find gig information on the Rack and Ruin Facebook page

St Patrick’s Night Celebrations

Over the last few years it has become something of a band tradition for Rack and Ruin to play a St Patrick’s Celebration at The Oak, Baginton (CV8 3AU). 2020 is no exception.  Because the actual night falls on a Tuesday this year we’ve gone for the nearest Saturday.  So come along and join us for some great songs about Ireland plus traditional Irish songs and tunes at The Oak, Baginton on Sat 14th March.
Admission is free.

The following night we play another Paddy’s celebration in the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Coventry (CV2 4BT). Admision is £10 and that includes food!  Doors open at 7.30pm.
You can buy tickets from this Ticket source website.

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.

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. The videos are of several songs and sets of tunes and you can see the first five now on the acoustic band page.

Rack and Ruin’s new album – buy or stream right now

“On The Road To…” is the new 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