Rosie Burrell

Rosie Burrell

Rosie is Good Vibrations’ Admin and Communications Co-ordinator. She recently graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow.

Rosie works part-time in Comms for Govan Community Project, a charity offering support to refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow. Rosie is engaged in issues affecting refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in the UK, and also volunteers for AVID, a national charity supporting people in immigration detention.

Jason Joomun

Jason Joomun

Jason joined our team as an Assistant Facilitator on our Resonate project in 2019. Since having studied gamelan in Java he has been pursuing studies in Understanding Autism, and Special Needs Assisting in Dublin and Glasgow. Jason has also worked in classroom support with primary school children with additional needs, and has experience of working in the music retail sector.

Dave McKenny

Dave McKenny

Dave joined the Good Vibrations team in 2019. He started playing gamelan in 2004 whilst studying at SOAS and has since taught and facilitated groups in schools, colleges, hospitals and community settings. He currently teaches and plays gamelan regularly at the Southbank Centre.

In 2015 Dave founded Pulse Arts CIC, a Music in Health organisation that facilitates music-making with patients, families and healthcare staff at hospitals and hospices in the South East.

Dave is also a student of pedhalangan (Javanese puppeteering). He has taught puppetry at the Royal Northern College of Music and has performed at Bath Spa University and with the Oxford Gamelan Society.

Ellen Jordan

Ellen Jordan

Ellen began playing gamelan at the University of York in 2008 and has over eight years of experience leading gamelan workshops in community settings, schools and in pupil referral units. Through co-founding the York Community Gamelan, she has led workshops for pre-school children, collaborated with accessible arts organisations and developed a residency project at a homeless day centre in York. Ellen has artistically directed a variety of inter-disciplinary, culturally-informed performances, including a contemporary wayang (shadow puppetry show) and numerous performances combining traditional and contemporary dance, visual projections, poetry, recorded sounds and gamelan compositions. She performs regularly with Asada Duo, Southbank Gamelan Players, and Sekar Enggal, and is passionate about using the arts as a tool for individual and social change.
Sam Weatherald

Sam Weatherald

Sam is a community builder, facilitator, musician and mental health advocate. For the last three years he has been Community Organiser at Sunday Assembly East End, which he helped found in 2016, a secular congregational community in Poplar, East London. He is also founder of grassroots participatory arts and events collective, Antenna, which organises bespoke events supporting and celebrating grassroots London social change communities, and organises A Mindful Mess, a yearly three day mental health and community arts festival. He is a fellow at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, where he took part in their Spiritual Ecology fellowship.

Emily Crossland

Emily Crossland

Emily has been playing Javanese gamelan and working as a community musician and composer since 2005. She currently directs Gamelan Sekar Petak at the University of York, leading student and youth ensembles and running inclusion projects with children across the city. She also works regularly with adults with disabilities and those experiencing mental health problems, exploring creativity through gamelan, composition, improvisation and theatre. Emily has an MA in Community Music from the University of York. She joined Good Vibrations in 2019.

Rachel Levay

Rachel Levay

Rachel Levay joined the Good Vibrations team as Grants and Trusts Fundraiser in 2019. She has a long history of running music projects with organisations such as WOMAD, Bath Festivals Trust, the UN Refugee Agency and Gloucestershire Music Service. Much of her experience has been in world music and in community and education projects.

Most recently Rachel managed and raised funds for Allsorts Gloucestershire, a charity for families who have children with disabilities and additional needs. She also set up and raised funds for Stroud Book Festival in 2017.

In 2002 Rachel studied for an MMus in Ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where she first came across the gamelan.

Katherine Waumsley

Katherine Waumsley

Kath is a workshop facilitator. She is a Scottish community musician who specialises in creative and inclusive music-making with a variety of instruments including gamelan. She currently performs with Gamelan Naga Mas, as well as working freelance in the community and with Common Wheel, a Glasgow-based music project for inpatients with mental health problems.

Kath believes in everyone’s right to access their creativity through music.

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

Mags is a workshop facilitator for Good Vibrations. She is a musician and storyteller working in the community since 2000. Her instruments include gamelan, voice and flute. Mags holds a BA in Applied Music with Community specialism and is registered with the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Laurence Rugg

Laurence Rugg

Laurence is a workshop facilitator. He concluded his teaching career as advisory teacher for Hull Music Service, where he also set up a gamelan, extending the work of the Service into the community. Creativity is at the heart of his gamelan sessions.

He has worked for Good Vibrations since it started. For nearly 22 years Laurence has run Hull’s annual “Singing Days” for primary schools, writing much of the music himself. Similarly, his choral workshops very much involve him in composition.