The Music

Midlands based folk-rock band Rack and Ruin has recorded five albums – all consisting of a mixture of lively folk rock, celtic, roots music, jigs and reels plus traditional folk music and contemporary, original material. Similar music is also played in the Rack and Ruin Ceilidh Band and also in Rack and Ruin Acoustic.

The band’s fifth album “On The Road To… is now available.
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On The Road To...


• New York Girls
• King of the Fairies Set
• Carrickfergus
• As I Roved Out
• Saddle The Pony Set
• It's Too Late
• Tongadale Set
• Nothing's Changed
• Three Drunken Maidens
• High Reel Set
• Both Ends of the Street

King of the Fairies Set

As I Roved Out

Three Drunken Maidens

Gone To...


• Kesh Jig
• Livin' in the City
• Bonnie Light Horseman
• Calum Donaldson/The Windlass McMahon's/Killarny Boys of Pleasure
• Love on the Streets
• Star of the County Down
• Langstrome Pony/Far From Home
• Mossy Green Banks of the Lea
• Time's a Healer
• You Can Dance
• Tell Her I Am/Lady Anne Montgomery/Knotted Chord
• Sheebeg Sheemore/Rose of Allendale

Bonnie Light Horseman
Star of the County Down
Tell Her I Am/Lady Anne Montgomery/Knotted Chord

Hard Times - Live Album


• Athol Highlanders
• Nothings Changed
• The Nightingale
• Restless Sea
• Where I'd Rather Be (Tonight)
• Maid From The Shore
• Farmers Boy
• Back In Your Arms
• The Two Magicians
• Micks Reels
• Dublin Your Breakin My Heart
• Love On The Street
• Both Ends Of The Street
• The Hard Times Of Old England
• Step It Out Mary
• The Rover's Lament
• Time's A Healer
• Star Of The County Down
• Merry Blacksmith/Reel Of Rack and Ruin
• London Rd
• My Young Man

Maid From The Shore

Both Ends Of The Street

Step It Out Mary

Both Ends Of The Street


• Both Ends Of The Street
• Restless Sea
• Hullican Jig/Dukes Delight/Maid Behind the Bar
• Nothing's Changed
• Where I'd Rather Be (Tonight)
• Hold Me Girl
• Langstrom's Pony/9 Points of Roguery
• Curse Of The Traveller
• Wild Mountain Thyme

Restless Sea

Nothing's Changed

Hold Me Girl

Ball & Chain


• Benjamin Bowmaneer
• Back In Your Arms
• The Nightingale
• Kid on the Mountain/Silver Spear
• Maid From The Shore
• Greyhound
• The Two Magicians
• Ball & Chain
• Gypsy Dancer
• Condemned Man's Jig/Merry Blacksmith/Reel of Rack & Ruin
• The Rover's Lament

Back In Your Arms

The Two Magicians