2022
Nights of Grief & Mystery
World Tour

The Nights are coming on.

The UK/Ireland tour in late August is set. The Canada/US tour is being readied for September through November.

Let’s see what that thirty months of waiting was for.

Let’s find out what we’ve got.

Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing?

We called it Nights of Grief & Mystery.

If you are interested in this event coming to where you live, be in touch with us.

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August 2022

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Ashburton

August 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashburton Arts Centre, 15 West Street
Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7DT United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Ashburton Arts Centre, 15 West St, Ashburton, TQ13 7DT United Kingdom Buy Tickets Here  Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Portsmouth

August 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treadgolds, 1 Bishop St
Portsmouth, Portsea PO1 3DA United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Treadgolds, 1 Bishop St, Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3DA United Kingdom Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Oxford

August 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Hilda’s College, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Cowley Place
Oxford, Oxford OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Friday, August 26, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: St Hilda’s College, Cowley Pl, Oxford OX4 1DY, United Kingdom Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Brighton Night 1

August 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Augustine’s Arts & Events Centre, Stanford Ave
Brighton, BN1 6EA United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: St. Augustine’s Arts & Events Centre, Stanford Avenue, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 6EA Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Brighton Night 2

August 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Augustine’s Arts & Events Centre, Stanford Ave
Brighton, BN1 6EA United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: St. Augustine’s Arts & Events Centre, Stanford Avenue, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 6EA Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Sheffield

August 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road
Sheffield, S6 3RT United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Sunday, August 29, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Sheffield
, S6 3RT United Kingdom Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Glasgow

August 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland Street
Glasgow, Scotland , Glasgow G11 5PU United Kingdom
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An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU United Kingdom Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read…

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September 2022

Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Sligo

September 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: venue to be announced soon Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Galway

September 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Friday, September 2, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: venue to be announced soon Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in…

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Nights of Grief & Mystery 2022 UK & Ireland Tour: Dublin

September 3, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: venue to be announced soon Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. We aren’t poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. They are musical and grave and raucous and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in…

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Dead Starling Session

A ten-minute excerpt from Dead Starling Session. The two pieces that started it all—Gregory’s Take a Little Walk and Stephen’s poetic response All the Songs of Love—were last-minute additions to the lineup of the film. What you see here is the first take of the song and the very first (and only) time the band and Stephen run down the poem. It doesn’t say everything about Nights of Grief and Mystery, but it says alot.

Author/Activist Stephen Jenkinson and recording artist Gregory Hoskins fuse their separate work into an evening that is part book reading, part concert, part poetry, part lamentation, part ribaldry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. That’s what’s been performed to sold out houses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Iceland and the USA.

Five years after its’ inception, Nights of Grief & Mystery: Dark Roads, Rough Gods World Tour travels the dark road through 70 cities on four continents over six months.

Friends are forged on the dark road heading out of town.

And so we head there again, sojourning across the world in the name of psychic sanity and spiritual resolve in these most troubled and troubling of times.

That dark road thing?

That is more than an image.  That is what we do.  That is our devotional act.