Dowding has been performing folk music since his days
at school eventually finding the local folk club network
and establishing himself as a resident singer at various
clubs around the country as he moved with his job. In
the early 1980s he was a resident at Harry Boardmans
Unicorn Folk Club where he was able to integrate songs
of his native Lancashire into his repertoire.
those early days, Mark has had regular gigs throughout
the years, runs a successful folk club in his home village
for the last ten years and has appeared on numerous local
radio folk programmes as either a guest or guest presenter.
Over the last ten years or so, Mark has been a regular
visitor to folk clubs in Cornwall including Penzance and
Bodmin and Bude festival whilst on holiday in the area
and is delighted to be asked to Penzance as the guest.