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Alan Dowling
Alan Dowling is a drummer and music educator based in Charlottetown, PEI. He has performed and/or recorded with KINLEY, Dylan Menzie, Dennis Ellsworth, Jenni & The Hummingbird, Irish Mythen, Meaghan Blanchard, the Charlottetown Festival, Doug Riley, The Jive Kings, Measha Bruggergosman and many others.

Alan is a Sessional Drum Instructor at Holland College and served for seven years as Head of the Music Performance program at the Holland College School of Performing Arts. He is an active performer and studio musician in many genres and has played and recorded with artists covering such styles as rock, country, pop, Celtic, jazz, classical and world music.

He performed as the onstage drummer with the Charlottetown Festival for five years and earned four ECMA awards and several Music PEI awards for recordings. He has performed at jazz festivals in Quebec, Nova Scotia and PEI and has made guest appearances with Symphony Nova Scotia and the PEI Symphony Orchestra.

Alan is an artist for Sabian, Vic Firth and Anthology Gear Wear. Photo credit: Darrell Theriault.


Upcoming Gigs

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Alan Dowling
7:00 PM Winterjazz with guest Alicia Toner - The Pourhouse Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Alan Dowling
8:00 PM Sean Ferris Group @ Island Jazz Night, Baba's Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Alan Dowling
2:30 PM Got Blues Matinee - The Factory Downtown Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Playing with the Got Blues Band with guests Brian Pawley and Roland Beaulieu.

Friday, March 27, 2020
Alan Dowling
7:00 PM 5th Annual Alan Dowling Drum Clinic - Long & McQuade Charlottetown, PE, Canada
The 5th Annual Alan Dowling Drum Clinic on the second floor of the Long & McQuade Charlottetown store. Free admission, 7:00-9:00PM, and lots of door prizes!

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Alan Dowling
2:00 PM Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble & City-Wide Jazz Band, Florence Simmons Performance Hall Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Time TBA