Tuesday, 15 May 2012

John Dowling banjo workshop in London, 24 June 2012

Thanks to UKBluegrass.com for the news that John Dowling (GB) will be giving a five-hour banjo workshop in London on 24 June, followed by a concert by John's band Doghouse Central. The workshop is limited to twenty participants, but is open to all levels of players, and family and friends can attend the concert free of charge. Full details are on a pdf form downloadable from the UKBluegrass.com page.

John Dowling is the only European banjo player who has won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, USA. He has also been an instructor at the Banjo Camp Munich, and video footage from the Camp can be seen on his website. The photo above shows him playing the banjo in a Cornish tin mine (because of the natural acoustics, among other reasons). You can see and hear John playing in the mine on the 'Underground' page of his website.