Bernard Hoskin


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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July 23  Twickfolk, Twickenham (floorspot)
July 29 Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug 6 Acoustic Sunday, Hackney
Aug 11-14 Broadstairs Folk Week
Aug 20 Folk East, Broad Roots Stage, 1.45

Have you ever thought of having a concert in your living room? This kind of event is increasingly popular and is a lot of fun. For information on how to organise one click here

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

Gypsy Davey at the Norwich Arts Centre on 19 March. Thanks to Jason Burgess of Play The Music for the gig and the video

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