Gigs: Anna Kelly and John Dowling at Western Hotel|
Posted May 08, 2009 - 03:14 PM
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Anna Kelly and John Dowling play the Western Hotel St Ives on May 23rd...
LIVE AT THE KETTLE & WINK
Western Hotel · Royal Square · St Ives · 01736 795277
Sat 23 May · 9pm
ANNA KELLY & JOHN DOWLING
An exciting duet drawing from Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk.
Anna Kelly was successfully nominated for the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award with her highly acclaimed band ‘Dulaman’, after which she went on to play at many of the UK’s folk and Bluegrass festivals, as well as tours in Italy and Alaska, but also found time to work on her talents as a Jazz singer on the vibrant Liverpool music scene.
John Dowling was the first and only European to win first place at the USA National Bluegrass Banjo awards in Kansas. He also took first place at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and later worked closely with stand up comedian Frank Skinner in the prime time television show ‘Play it Again’, where he taught Frank how to play the banjo before he himself entered the USA National Competition.
Although Anna and John still play in various bands and locations around the UK, they now live together in Redruth and are enjoying blending their own styles and influences to create an exhilarating duet.