Level 1: 6.00pm - 8pm, Tuesdays
Level 2: 8.15pm - 10.15pm, Tuesdays
Open to over-16s and adults
No audition required
This fascinating instrument from Indonesia consists of a variety of gongs, bells, xylophone-type sections, and produces a wonderfully magical sound.
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’.
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.
October 1 | 8 | 15 | 22
Midterm Break Oct 29
November 5 | 12 | 19
Jan 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 25
March 3, 10
Following the 24th March announcement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD , the National Concert Hall will remain closed to the public until Sunday April 19th inclusive. Given the possibility that social distancing measures will be extended beyond that date, unfortunately the plans for Term 3 of our community ensembles programme are significantly disrupted. Given the circumstances, we have decided to cancel Term 3 ensembles and the end of year concerts at this time..
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.
Course fee: €65 per term