List of gamelan in the UK

 

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Please send corrections and additions to the webmaster. The list aims to include all gamelan other than some privately owned. Classes or performances are not necessarily open to the public. Some gamelan are peripatetic, and the location listed may only be the base from which the gamelan travels.

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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

BERKSHIRE

Inspire-Works
Balinese bronze
Workshops and teacher development sessions in gamelan music, kecak, dance, shadow-puppetry
Contact: Mike Simpson, 01753 859480, info%$inspire-works.co.uk,
Inspire-works Ltd, PO Box 3929, Windsor, SL4 9AL
URL: www.inspire-works.co.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, k.ripley$£open.ac.uk
or Lesley Rennie, 0117 9084266
URL: 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

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
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: 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

Gamelan Någå Mas
Javanese pélog
Regular sessions, workshops and performances. Rehearsals Thursday evenings, open to the public by arrangement.
Contact: Katherine Waumsley, info@nagamas.co.uk
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.
Contact:

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.

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
Regular programme of classes: beginners (Wednesday evening), intermediate (Thursday evening) and advanced (Thursday evening). School workshops using the SBC’s ‘portable’ gamelan. Occasional klenèngan and other performances.
Contact: Sophie Ransby, Gamelan Advisor, 020 7921 0767 (day), Sophie.Ransby%$southbankcentre.co.uk
URL: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/gamelan

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

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

Siswa Sukra
Javanese gamelan with dance and wayang kulit
Contact: info%£siswasukra.co.uk
URL: www.siswasukra.co.uk, Facebook

South Bank Gamelan Players
Contact: info%$sbgp.org.uk
URL: www.sbgp.org.uk, Facebook

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

Gamelan Naga Lelana (Wandering Dragon)
Javanese Slendro, bronze
Schools workshops. Regular sessions for children and adults and performances.
Contact: 07944 716709 or artbeatcontact&#gmail.com
URL: www.artbeatprojects.com, Facebook

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

WELLS

Wells Cathedral School
Gamelan Sumber Laras

Javanese sléndro
Contact: Alison Armstrong, 01749 834496 (day), a.armstrong%$wells-cathedral-school.com

WELWYN GARDEN CITY

Springmead School
Javanese pélog
Contact: Judith Sumner, 01707 331508 (day), head#&springmead.herts.sch.uk

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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