Gamelan in the UK

Gamelan Cardiff (Photo: atdikbudlondon.com)

Source: http://www.gamelan.org.uk/uklist.htm

ABERDEEN
Northern College
Northern Gamelan
Balinese gong kebyar
Contact: Pam Robertson, 01224 283500 (day), p.robertson@norcol.ac.uk

BATH
Bath Spa University College
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Matthew Spring, 01225 875875 (day), m.spring@bathspa.ac.uk

BELFAST
Open Arts
Gamelan Bhinneka Tunggal Ika
Javanese pélog
Community groups, throughout Northern Ireland, especially disabled people
Contact: Beverley Whyte, 028 9031 2515 (day), Openarts@aol.com

BELFAST
School of Anthropological Studies, Queens University
Gamelan Widya Santi
Balinese gong kebyar
Contact: Suzell Reily, 028 9027 3880 (day), s.reily@qub.ac.uk

BERKSHIRE
Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Nikhil Dally, 01784 453347, nikhil@dally.org.uk

BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham Conservatoire
Gamelan Mardi Rahayu
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Students, community and schools workshops. Student performing group, composing and playing new music
Contact: Jonathan Roberts, 01865 510815, jonoroberts@yahoo.com

BIRMINGHAM
Gamelan Salunding
Balinese gamelan salunding
Performing group
Contact: –

BIRMINGHAM
The Meridian Gamelan
Balinese gong kebyar
Performing group
Contact: Ian Blick, 07976 159594, ian@blickmusic.co.uk

BIRMINGHAM
Yardley’s School
Gamelan Kyai Pranåjå
Javanese pélog
Contact: jonoroberts@yahoo.com, 01865 510815

BOLTON
The Music Centre, Bolton Music Service
Javanese sléndro
Schools and community workshops. Weekly sessions for children (7–14 years)
Ian Bamford, 01204 333533 (day)

BOURNEMOUTH
Bournemouth School for Boys
Gamelan Alun Madu
Javanese pélog
Schools workshops. Regular sessions and performances.
Contact: David Ruffer, 07734 817055, DvdRuffer@aol.com

BRIGHTON
Brighton and Hove Music Service
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Jane Curry, 01273 293524 (day), music.service@brighton-hove.gov.uk

BRISTOL
Javanese sléndro
Cotham School, Cotham, Bristol
Community/school groups of up to 20
Contact: Keith Ripley, 0117 9444241, keith.ripley@cityofbristol.ac.uk
or Lesley Rennie, 0117 9084266
URL: http://www.cotham.bristol.sch.uk
BRISTOL
Javanese sléndro double gamelan (full size plus mini for small children)
School/Community workshops – groups of up to 30
Contact: Andy Warn, The Crotchet Factory, 0117 9518015, andy@crotchet-factory.co.uk
URL: www.crotchet-factory.co.uk

CAMBRIDGE
University of Cambridge
Gamelan Dutå Laras
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog
Sessions open to the public: Mondays 7.30-9.30 pm
Contact information via the website.
URL: www.cambridgegamelan.org.uk

CARDIFF
St David’s Hall
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Community/school workshops. Regular sessions and performances. Sessions open to the public: Tuesdays 6.00-8.00 pm, Children 4.30-5.30 pm. Monthly taster sessions
Contact: David Baxter, 029 2087 8573 (day)

CHESHIRE
Cheshire County Council
Gamelan Puspå Sari
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Graham Rudland, 01606 814300

CHELTENHAM
Cheltenham Festivals
Pittville Pump Room
Javanese bronze pélog/sléndro
Workshops for schools, community groups, team-building, teacher-training, parties.
Regular community sessions open to the public, usually Tuesday 7–9pm, but please check beforehand.
Contact: Philippa Claridge, 01242 775891, education@cheltenhamfestivals.com
URL: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/education

CHESHUNT
Bonneygrove School
Javanese pélog
Contact: Judith Sumner, 01992 307900 (day), head.bonneygrove@thegrid.org.uk

CLAYDON HOUSE
near Buckingham
Javanese bronze sléndro, one of two gamelan brought back by Sir Stamford Raffles (see also LONDON: British Museum). Not playable, and some components may have been exchanged in error with the British Museum gamelan. Instruments are exhibited (Claydon House is a National Trust property).
Contact: claydon@nationaltrust.org.uk

DARTINGTON
Dartington College of Arts
Balinese gong kebyar
Student, school, college and community workshops. Performing group.
Contact: Saj Heming, 01803 862224, gamelan@dartington.ac.uk

DORSET
Balinese angklung
Gamelan plus tutor with van available for on-site workshops for community/educational groups – an introduction to Indonesian music and culture.
Contact: Elinor Tolfree, 01747 853592, music@civiljimi.com

DURHAM
Durham University
located at the Oriental Museum
Javanese bronze sléndro
Regular group, Wednesday 2.15–4.15 pm during term, also school workshops
Contact: Paul Fletcher, 0797 1122448, paul@musicalmetal.com
URL: http://www.musicalmetal.com

EAST SUSSEX
East Sussex Music Service
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Contact: Suzanne Freeman, 01273 472336 (day)

EDINBURGH
Moray House Institute of Education
Gamelan Kyai Sekar Sumarsomo Milis
Javanese sléndro
Students, in-service teacher training, schools workshops. Regular sessions and performances. Sessions open to the public: Mondays 6.00–9.00 pm
Contact: Neil Houston, 0131 651 6007 (day), Neil.Houston@education.ed.ac.uk

EGHAM
American Community School
Gamelan Walangsungsang
Sundanese degung and salendro
Contact: Simon Cook, 01344 868382, gamelan@degung.fsnet.co.uk

EGHAM
Royal Holloway College
Sundanese gamelan degung and gamelan salendro
Contact: Simon Cook, as above

EGREMONT
Wyndham School
Gamelan Kyai Laras Argå Jaladri
Javanese sléndro
Contact: 01946 820356 (day)

GLASGOW
located at The Tramway
Gamelan Någå Mas
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Regular sessions, workshops and performances of gamelan, wayang, drama and dance. Sessions open to the public: Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 pm (limited spaces).
Contact: Jon Keliehor, 0141 584 9075, luminousmusic@ntlworld.com
URL: www.nagamas.co.uk

HAMPSHIRE
Hampshire Music Service
The Trusty Servant
Javanese sléndro/pélog, Balinese gamelan angklung
Contact: Mike Hynes, 01962 861502 (day)

HASTINGS
Phoenix Arts Centre, William Parker School
Gamelan Alun Madu
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Schools workshops. Regular sessions and performances.
Contact: Julian Guffogg, julian@durga.demon.co.uk
URL: www.gamelan.co.uk

HEBDEN BRIDGE
Gongfusion
Ensemble includes Javanese instruments tuned to a Western scale. (Successor to Cragg Vale Gamelan.)
Professional music ensemble: also runs RhythmSticks workshops in the north of England.
Contact: Dave Nelson, 01422 843315, gamelan@gongfusion.co.uk
URL: www.gongfusion.co.uk

HERTFORDSHIRE
Stevenage Music Centre
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Schools workshops. Regular sessions and performances. Sessions open to the public: Beginners, experienced players and children – Wednesdays.

KING’S LYNN
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Contact: Matthew Gunn, 01485 609009, info@musicworks.org.uk

KINGSTON
Kingston University
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Contact: Maria Busen-Smith, 020 8547 7149 (day), m.busen-smith@kingston.ac.uk

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL
Kingston-upon-Hull Music Support Service
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Contact: Laurence Rugg, 0148 2223941 (day), laurencerugg@kuhmusicservice.karoo.co.uk

LINCOLN
City of Lincoln Community College
Gamelan Burung Api/Firebird Gamelan
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Schools and community workshops. Performing group.
Contact: Nikki Kemp, 0115 941 9759/01522 522995, artbeat@ntlworld.com

LONDON
Aylwin School, Southwark Park Road, SE16
Gamelan Wiyåtå Laras
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Barbara Fitman, 020 7237 9316

LONDON
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1
Javanese bronze sléndro, one of two gamelan brought back by Sir Stamford Raffles (see also CLAYDON HOUSE). Not playable, and some components may have been exchanged in error with the Claydon House gamelan. Some instruments occasionally exhibited.

LONDON
The Charter School, Red Post Hill, SE24
Gamelan Lotus Gate
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Betsan Williams, 020 7346 6600 (day)

LONDON
City University, Northampton Square, EC1
Gamelan Sekar Enggal
Javanese sléndro/pélog and Sundanese degung (on loan from Simon Cook)
Students, performing group
Contact: Simon Cook, 01344 868382, gamelan@degung.fsnet.co.uk
URL: www.sekarenggal.co.uk

LONDON
City University, Northampton Square, EC1
Balinese gong kebyar
Peforming group Lilacita, regular playing sessions. Sessions open to the public: Wednesdays 6.30-8.30 pm
Contact: Andy Channing, 07989 412947, andychanning2@yahoo.co.uk
URL: www.lilacita.com

LONDON
City University, Northampton Square, EC1
Balinese salunding
Performing group
Contact: Andy Channing, 07989 412947, andychanning2@yahoo.co.uk

LONDON
Geoffrey Chaucer School, Harper Road, SE1

LONDON
Indonesian Embassy, Grosvenor Square
Kyai Rawatméjå
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog
May be on loan elsewhere: see SOAS

LONDON
LSO St Luke’s, LSO Music Education Centre, 161 Old Street, EC1
Balinese Semara dana and angklung
Schools workshops; also community workshops, Mondays 17.45 to 20.45
Contact: Ranjana Ghatak, 020 7382 2539

LONDON
National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1
Javanese pélog, purchased for a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; occasional public performances since. Usually on loan elsewhere.

LONDON
National Youth Music Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1
Sundanese degung
Music theatre performances for young people aged 10–19
Contact: Chris Robinson, 020 7734 7478 (day)

LONDON
Pan Centre for Intercultural Arts, 52 Foundling Court, The Brunswick Centre, Marchmont Street
Gamelan Kesuma Wijaya
Balinese angklung
Camden schools
Contact: John Martin, 020 7831 4399 (day), info@pan-arts.net
URL: www.pan-arts.net

LONDON
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7
Gamelan Sekar Tunjung Sétå
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog
Contact: Joanna Morrison Mayo, 020 7591 4783, gamelan@rcm.ac.uk

LONDON
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1
Gamelan Kyai Lebdhåjiwå
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog
The regular South Bank Centre programme of classes, suspended during the rebuilding work at the
Royal Festival Hall, has resumed with beginners and ‘intermediate’ classes on Thursday evenings, administered by Morley College (www.morleycollege.ac.uk: enrolment via the college, 020 7450 1889). School workshops using the SBC’s ‘portable’ gamelan continue. Occasional klenèngan.
Contact: Sophie Clark, Gamelan Advisor, 020 7921 0767 (day), sophie.clark@southbankcentre.co.uk
URL: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

LONDON
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1
Gamelan Rawatméjå
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog, on loan from Indonesian Embassy
Contact: Andy Channing, 07989 412947; David Hughes, 020 7637 2388 (day), dh6@soas.ac.uk

LONDON
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1
Balinese gamelan angklung
Students. Performing group Kembang Kirang
Contact: Andy Channing, 07989 412947, andychanning2@yahoo.co.uk

LONDON
University of Surrey, Roehampton Lane, SW15
Sundanese degung
Contact: Barley Norton, 020 8392 3420, music@roehampton.ac.uk

LONDON PERFORMING GROUPS
Alpha Beta Gamelan
New music for Javanese gamelan composed by group members
Contact: Symon Clarke, 01372 463882, symon@abgamelan.org.uk
URL: www.abgamelan.org.uk
Kembang Kirang
Balinese angklung, see SOAS
Lilacita
Balinese gong kebyar and salunding, see City University
Segara Madu
Balinese gender wayang
Contact: Nick Gray, 020 8699 2289, nick_gray30@hotmail.com
Sekar Enggal
Javanese and Sundanese degung, see City University
South Bank Gamelan Players
Contact: info@sbgp.org.uk
URL: www.sbgp.org.uk

MANCHESTER
Located at the Zion Arts Centre
The Hallé Orchestra Gamelan
Javanese sléndro/pélog
School/community workshops. Sessions open to the public, Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 pm
Contact: , 0161 2377021 (day)

MANCHESTER
Manchester University
Sundanese degung
Contact: , 0161 2377021 (day)

MANCHESTER
Royal Schools for the Deaf
The Seashell Gamelan
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Ros Hawley, 0161 610 0100 (day), info@rsdmanchester.org

NORFOLK
Norfolk County Music Service
The Venerable Enchanter
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Maureen Hanke, 01603 433276, maureen.hanke.edu@norfolk.gov.uk

NORTHAMPTON
University College
Gamelan Langgeng
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Tom Williams, 01604 735500 (day), Tom.Williams@northampton.ac.uk

NOTTINGHAM
11 East Circus Street, Nottingham NG1
Nusantara
Malay gamelan [not Indonesian, but a related culture]
Touring performance group (music and dance), also offering workshops
Contact: enquiries@nusantara.co.uk
URL: www.nusantara.co.uk

OXFORD
The Bate Collection, gamelan located at Pitt Rivers Museum
Gamelan Kyai Madu Laras
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog
Regular sessions and performances. Sessions open to the public: Wednesdays, 6.00–9.00 pm. Beginners welcome to the 6.00 pm session from October to January.
NB: Access from South Parks Road via Robinson Way (along east side of Hooke Library), then diagonally left to Pitt Rivers Museum south entrance.
Contact: John Pusey, 01865 723645 or 01865 510815, johnguypusey@hotmail.com

OXFORD
Metalworks
UK-made sléndro/pélog
Performing group: new music from Java, Bali, the UK and the USA
Contact: Janet Sherbourne, 0118947 7170, janet@metalworks.org
URL: www.metalworks.org

REDBRIDGE
John Savage Centre, Ilford
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Malcolm Ball, 020 8551 3879, malcmuso@aol.com

SEFTON
Sefton Music Support Service
Javanese sléndro/pélog
Contact: Geoffrey Reed, 01704 395995, geoffrey.reed@education.sefton.gov.uk

SEVENOAKS
Sevenoaks School, Kent
Contact: Jackie Hendry, 01732 467706 (day)

SHETLAND ISLANDS
Balinese gamelan angklung
Contact: Michael Blyth, 01806 588389

SOLENT
Solent Music Service, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Jinx Prowse, 02392 315815 (day), jprowse@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
URL: www.solent-music-project.biblio.net

SUFFOLK
Suffolk LEA
Gamelan Chakråbhaswårå
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Pauline Allen, 01986 788397, pauline.allen@educ.suffolkcc.gov.uk

TWYFORD
Golden Deer gamelan, Twyford, Berks
Javanese sléndro
Community and children’s groups
Contact: Tim Byard-Jones, t_byard_jones@hotmail.com

VALE OF GLAMORGAN
Atlantic College, St Donat’s
Javanese pélog
Students/community workshops. Regular playing sessions: Fridays 6.00–7.00 pm
Contact: Brian Noyes, 01446 799058

WALSALL
Walsall Music Education Authority
Gamelan Sumber
Balinese sléndro/pélog
Contact: Ian Blick, 07976 159594, ian@blickmusic.co.uk

WALTON-ON-THAMES
Inspire-Works
Balinese bronze
Workshops and teacher development sessions in gamelan music, kecak, dance, shadow-puppetry
Contact: Mike Simpson, 01932 241766, info@inspire-works.co.uk
URL: www.inspire-works.co.uk

WELLS
Wells Cathedral School
Gamelan Sumber Laras
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Alison Armstrong, 01749 834496 (day), a.armstrong@wells-cathedral-school.com

WEST SUSSEX
West Sussex Music Support Service
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Graham Elliott, 023 9247 2510, celolang@waitrose.com

WILTSHIRE
Bradford-on-Avon
Javanese bronze sléndro
School/community workshops. Regular playing sessions: Thursdays 7.30-9.30 pm
Contact: Thalia Race, 01225 863724, Robert.Race@btinternet.com

WORCESTERSHIRE
Worcestershire Instrumental Music Service
Javanese sléndro
Contact: Alan Smith, 01905 333344 (day), alanpsmith@mac.com

YORK
University of York
Gamelan Sekar Petak
Javanese bronze sléndro/pélog
Contact: Neil Sorrell, 01904 432438 (day), nfis1@york.ac.uk

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