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. The video above has short extracts from my new album All Good Things.

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 12 CDs and opened for people such as Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Harvey Andrews, John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee, Clive Gregson, Phil Beer, Andy Irvine, The Oysterband, Peter Knight's Gigspanner, Johnny Dickinson, Tim Edey, O’Hooley and Tidow, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Blazin' Fiddles, Ninebarrow, Wild Willy Barrett, Steve Tilston, Heidi Talbot and many more!

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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UPCOMING GIGS

July 17 Dartford Folk Club (floorspot)
July 20 Burwell Folk
July 21 Lincoln Drill Hall
July 22 West Norfolk Radio live performance
Aug 5 Cambridge Folk Festival Club Tent
August 17-19 Folk East
Sept 5 Contemporary Folk Night, Oaks Barn, Bury St Edmunds
Sept 8 Rose & Crown, Sandhurst
Sept 9 Woodfest, Hatfield Forest, Takeley (4.20pm)
Sept 14 Running Well Acoustic Club, Wickford
Sept 16 Windsor Community Stage, Old Court, Windsor (5pm)
Sept 19 Cafe Dolce Vita, Orpington, 2.30pm
Sept 23 Royston Music Festival
Sept 27 Crookes Folk Club, Sheffield

HOUSE CONCERTS

Have you ever thought of hosting a concert in your own home? The format is simple - you gather some friends in your living room and I will give you an intimate, unplugged concert performance. This kind of evening is a lot of fun and you don't need a big audience to make it worthwhile. Send me an email!

Here's a link to more information on how to host a house concert:
Click here

On the right is a video of me doing a recent house concert at Live at Thornsett Road

Many thanks to Chris Keniger for organising the event and shooting the video.

NEW ALBUM
My new album "All Good Things" is now available as a digital download from Bandcamp
The CD is 10 and can be bought through PayPal
"Another excellent album from the one and only Bernard Hoskin, a genuine Troubadour of our times - this will be a frequent feature on my Folk Show without a doubt." - Trevor Krueger, Epping Music Club

My previous album "My Finest Hour" has 18 new recordings of my most popular songs from my live set. It
can be listened to on the Albums page. CDs are available for 10 post free, it is also available as a digital download.

All Good ThingsMy Finest Hour
Review of All Good Things in FATEA
All Good Things Review