John Dowling is a contemporary banjo player from Cornwall, England. His musical talent has been praised by many. Even retired Scottish actor, Billy Connolly, has called Dowling “the most remarkable banjo player I’ve heard in ages.”
John Dowling began his musical career at a very young age. He was gifted his first violin in 1986 and would play his first gig the following year.
By 1993 he was awarded a music scholarship to the Truro School at Cornwall to play the violin. The following year, he would receive his first banjo as a Christmas gift.
John Dowling entered various folk and bluegrass contests from 1998 to 2002. He would even teach the British stand-up comedian Frank Skinner how to play the Banjo on TV.
John Dowling is also part of The Dowling Thing’s musical act, alongside his wife and fiddle player Anna Dowling. The eclectic group is a combination of bluegrass, jazz, folk, and funk, a true testament to the musical background of its members.
If you are looking for a remarkable banjo instructor John Dowling is your guy. He teaches all levels and styles on the 5 String Banjo in Cornwall, Central London, and via Skype.
Or suppose you are looking to watch an adorable baby enjoying their parents playing the banjo and violin. In that case, you can also watch in delight John and Anna Dowling playing their original tune, titled “Themis.”