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Gamelan Ensembles

Gamelan Ensembles

In 2014, we were privileged to receive the wonderful gift of a full Gamelan from the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Gamelans of such distinguished and auspicious origins usually receive a blessing and name when they leave their maker’s workshop.

Our Gamelan has been named Kyai Jati Roso. Kyai is an honorific bestowed upon important or sacred artefacts, and Jati Roso translates as ‘pure consciousness’

This fascinating instrument from Indonesia consists of a variety of gongs, bells, xylophone-type sections, and produces a wonderfully magical sound.

Level 1: 8.00-9.30pm, Tuesdays
Level 2: 6.00-7.30pm, Tuesdays
Open to over-16s and adults
No audition required

The Gamelan is a terrific instrument for both learning and performing, and a rewarding musical and social activity. There is no requirement of previous musical experience for our Level 1 group.

Ensemble levels explained

Level 1 – You have little or no experience in the relevant area, or it is some time since you have participated.  You may have some experience in other musical areas, but this is not a requirement to join a level 1 ensemble.

Level 2 – You have already completed, or moved up from a similar level 1 gamelan ensemble, or you have some experience in the relevant area.  You will be invited to join this level by the tutor.

2023 Dates

Term 1 
Sept: 26 
Oct: 3 | 10 | 17 | 24 
Nov: 7 | 14 | 21 

Term 2
Jan 23 | 30 
Feb 6 | (13 Midterm Break) 20 | 27 
March  5 | 12 | 19 

Term 3
April 2 | 9 | 16 | 23 | 30
May 7 | 14 | 21

Please contact education@nch.ie with any queries.