John Dowling is a contemporary banjo player from Cornwall, England. His musical talent has been highly appreciated by many. Even retired Scottish actor Billy Connolly called Dowling “the most remarkable banjo player I’ve heard in ages.”
In 1993 he received a music scholarship to Truro School in Cornwall to play the violin. Next year he will receive his first banjo as a Christmas present.
John Dowling is also part of the musical act The Dowling Thing, along with his wife and violinist Anna Dowling. The eclectic group is a combination of bluegrass, jazz, folk and funk, a true testament to the musical backgrounds of its members.
If you are looking for an outstanding banjo instructor John Dowling is your guy. He teaches all levels and styles at 5 String Banjo in Cornwall, Central London and via Skype.