Highly versatile multi-instrumentalists performing a wide range of music including traditional folk-dance tunes, contemporary material and miscellaneous musical indulgences.
The Rude Mechanicals, based in Shoreham, Sussex, are Barry Ruffell and Ray Chandler as a duo, often joined by Jeremy Sherman to form a trio. For special occasions they are augmented by other musical pals to form the Rude Mechanicals Occasional Orchestra. Instruments deployed can include fiddle, concertina, guitar, banjo, flute, whistle, piccolo, mandolin, mandola, bodhran, pipes and trombone - to name just a few!
Their musical style is informal, their repertoire extensive and adaptable, and their playing and singing highly distinctive.
Equally at home playing for receptions, business events, in folk clubs, bars, festivals, concerts and private functions. Acoustic or amplified as required.
A CD is available as well as a pair of tune books covering 88 tunes in total.
For more information, appearances, pictures, sound samples, tune archives and other material see the website of the Rude Mechanicals.