Huge music resource

The Rude Mechanicals have assembled a considerable archive of music notation, many with harmony arrangements. They are freely available here for downloading as printable A4 pdf documents.

Original tunes and arrangements by the Rude Mechanicals are subject to copyright but are made freely available here.

Arrangements and chord sequences are as the Rude Mechanicals play them and do not represent anything more authentic or traditional than Rude preferences.

As far as we know there are no restrictions on anything in the library, but we will remove any tunes if advised otherwise, or amend acknowedgements if any arrangements or other details are wrongly attributed.

*The tunes in the 'untitled' list are ones that Barry recorded at various local sessions and then notated ... Many thanks to those who have identified previous ones in this list, enabling us to name them and move them into their appropriate categories above.  The tunes still in the 'untitled' list are as yet unnamed, so if you know any of their titles please email us and we will give them their rightful identities.

Music on stave

Or in abc format

Nearly all the tunes in the library are also available here as abc files.
The only practical way to convert such a huge collection was to use computer software, which has been very troublesome and produced some clumsy abc structure. But we've corrected any actual errors that we've spotted and the resultant files should work in most abc applications.
Please let us know if you find any remaining glaring errors.