Alan Bryden

Alan Bryden

Alan has been facilitating community music and visual art workshops in Central Scotland for nearly two decades. His practice involves working with a wide range of real instruments alongside music technology and finding new and engaging ways to enable all kinds of different client groups to create, play and record music together.

His career path has been equally DIY and unconventional, having trained as a cellist as a teenager before going to Glasgow School of Art to study printmaking, and becoming a DJ and recording artist, and setting up student radio stations along the way. As well as working with Good Vibrations, Alan works with numerous community arts organisations including Artlink Central in Stirling, and Common Wheel and The Glad Foundation in Glasgow.

Ceylan Hay

Ceylan Hay

Ceylan started with Good Vibrations as a workshop facilitator on the Resonate project in Glasgow in 2020. She has been working in community music contexts since 2012, specialising in free improvisation and cross-collaborative approaches. Outside of facilitation, Ceylan is a vocalist and avid instrument collector, frequently composing for theatre, dance, spoken word and film.

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.

As well as working for Good Vibrations, Rosie works and volunteers with several organisations in Glasgow that support refugees and asylum seekers in the city. Rosie is engaged in issues affecting refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in the UK, particularly surrounding immigration detention. She is also part of a climate action group, and is interested in the connection between climate justice and social justice.

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 works as a community musician and psychodynamic counsellor in Glasgow and specialises in creative and inclusive music-making with a variety of instruments including gamelan. She currently performs with Gamelan Naga Mas, works part time for The Marie Trust and freelance in the community. She collaborates with various groups including those with dementia, mental health, additional support needs and those recovering from childhood trauma.

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