Jode Dowling on Fiddle
A third generation fiddler, Jode learned much of his early music on his Grandfather’s fiddle and was strongly influenced by his Mother and family from Gurteen, Co. Sligo, as well as his Father’s musical family from Tulamore, Co. Offaly. Early mentors were his brother Martin, Liz Carroll, John Kelly Sr., Bobby Casey, Joe Ryan and Fred Finn.
Jode played with the Minnesota Music Award-winning band formerly known as the Clumsy Lovers, and was a member of Shanachie recording artists, the Doon Céilí Band. He shares his love for Irish traditional music with his students at the Center for Irish Music, the school Kate and Jode founded in St Paul, MN in 2004.