Alan Dowling is a drummer and music educator based in Charlottetown, PEI. He plays with PEI Country artists Cory Gallant and Nolan Compton. Alan also performs with the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble, the PEI Pops Orchestra and the Winterjazz group. He has performed and/or recorded with Irish Mythen, KINLEY, the Charlottetown Festival, Doug Riley, The Jive Kings, Measha Bruggergosman and many others.
Alan is a Sessional Drum Instructor at Holland College, after serving 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 a proud endorser of Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Anthology Gear Wear stick bags. He enjoys delivering drum clinics and is a member of SOCAN, CFM Local 571 and Music PEI.