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, Julie Felix, 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

You can connect on Facebook

UPCOMING GIGS (more info on Gigs page)

Aug 16-18 Folk East
Sep 6 Woodfest, Hatfield Forest, Takeley (9 pm)
Sep 7 Teespot, Teesdale
Sep 13 Ventnor Arts Club, Ilse of Wight
Sep 20 Arlingtons, Ipswich
Sept 22 Royston Music Festival
Sep 24 Dartford Folk Club (floor spot)
Sep 25 Baldock Folk Club
Sep 27 West Street Loft, Shoreham by the sea
Sep 29 Deepdale Festival, Norfolk
Oct 3 Wivenhoe Folk Club
Oct 13 Watford Fringe
Oct 11 Running Well Acoustic Club, Wickford
Oct 17 Coastal Connections, Worthing
Oct 29 Fiery Bird Acoustic, Woking
Nov 8 Royston Folk Club
Nov 11 Acoustic Sanctuary, The Swan, Hyde Park, London


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.

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