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 13 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

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This video has samples from the new album Snow In Central Park. The album is now available for 10 post free and comes with a bonus cd which is the 10th anniversary remix of the Invisible People album. That's 27 tracks in total!
The albums are also available as a download for 8. Go to Bandcamp

UPCOMING GIGS (more info on Gigs page)

Oct 17 Coastal Connections, Worthing
Oct 27 Kent Folk, BBC Radio Kent. Live appearance
Oct 29 Fiery Bird Acoustic, Woking
Nov 1 Arlingtons, Ipswich
Nov 6 Contemporary Folk Night, Oaks Barn, Bury St Edmunds
Nov 8 Royston Folk Club
Nov 11 Colchester Arts Centre
Nov 14 The Magnet, Broadstairs
Nov 15 Milkmaid Folk Club
Nov 20 D3W3, Alton, Hampshire
Nov 29 Ventnor Arts Club, Ilse of Wight
Dec 8 Croydon Folk and Blues Club
Dec 31 Arlingtons, Ipswich
Jan 11 Live Lunch, Salisbury Arts Centre (12-2pm)
Feb 8 SlackFolk, Colchester
Feb 28 Thetford Folk Club
Feb 12 Four Rivers Folk Club, Hertford

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.