The Cork Community Gamelan is a tuned percussion ensemble consisting of gongs and metallophones from Java, Indonesia. Commissioned by Music Generation Cork City in partnership with UCC Department of Music in 2014, the gamelan is now located at Hollyhill Library.
The Cork Community Gamelan team facilitate the following types of programmes, providing participants with the experience of playing traditional Javanese music as part of an ensemble:
- Weekly Gamelan workshops for school groups at Hollyhill Library
- One-off public Gamelan workshops in a range of venues (often for civic and cultural events) – e.g. Culture Night, Lifelong Learning Festival etc.
- Public Gamelan concerts at Hollyhill Library and other City venues and events (e.g. at SeaFest and more)
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, teaching Gamelan, or are a young person looking to learn Gamelan, please contact Kelly or Leah from the Cork Community Gamelan Team (see details below).
Cork Community Gamelan
c/o Music Generation Cork City
Cork ETB, 22 South Mall, Cork