Traditional music, wide appeal

Stylishly distinctive music for all occasions. A huge repertoire of varied material including original arrangements of traditional tunes and new compositions.

The Rude Mechanicals

The Rude Mechanicals are a Sussex-based multi-instrumental trio (occasionally augmented by musical pals to form larger bands) playing a very wide variety of music. Our material is mostly from the English, European and American folk heritage but often spans other musical traditions.

Catchy tunes, stylish playing, great entertainment.


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The Rude Mechanicals on CD

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Sergeant Early's dream

The latest CD - a selection of great tunes from the musical traditions of the British Isles and Europe, all delivered with distinctive instrumental arrangements. CD details here

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Lady Pentweazle's maggot

Musical gems from the traditional archives of the UK and elsewhere, specially arranged for a variety of instruments. CD details here

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