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. Their material is mostly from the English, European and American folk heritage but often spans other musical traditions. They play stylishly distinctive music for all occasions - a huge repertoire of varied material including original arrangements of traditional tunes and new compositions. In previous Festivals the Rude Mechanicals have played in Faircox Cottages and at Hacketts. Two excellent CDs are available - contact them on their website.