Bernard Hoskin
Welcome to the web site of Bernard Hoskin, acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge, England. I am an experienced performer and live play a mixture of original songs, traditional folk and covers on 6 and 12 string guitar and mandola.

There is a diverse range of influences that go to create my distinctive and original sound which is based upon English songwriting and world music rhythms as well as the more common folk, country and blues styles.

I have released 11 CDs and opened for people such as Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Harvey Andrews, John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee, Clive Gregson, Phil Beer, Colvin Quarmby, Johnny Dickinson, Pete Atkin, June Tabor and the Oysterband, Dougie MacLean, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Megson, Gigspanner, Henry Priestman, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Carrivick Sisters, Lucy Ward, Steve Tilston, O'Hooley & Tidow and the Amy Wadge Band.

For quotes from reviews of albums and live performances click here

If you are interested in booking me for your event you can watch videos on the demo page

For publicity material click here

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Aug 20 Folk East, Broad Roots Stage, 1.45
Aug 25 Music at The Mo Museum, Sheringham
Aug 26 Newmarket Songwriters

Aug 30 The Belle, Bassingbourn

For the web page for the new trio Crooked Tree click here
For the web page for the duo with Rhys Wilson click here


A new album "My Finest Hour" can now be listened to on the Albums page. It has 18 new recordings of my most popular songs from my live set.
My most recent collection of new songs "Journeys" can be listened to on the Albums page. CDs are now available for 10 post free.
"Under The Influence", my tribute to the singer/songwriters and guitarists from the late 1960s and early 1970s who inspired me can be listened to here.
If you buy My Finest Hour or Journeys it comes as a free bonus cd while stocks last!

My Finest HourUnder The InfluenceJourneys
The article below is from the Cambridge News 26 November 2015
Camb News