2022
Nights of Grief & Mystery
World Tour

2022 Nights of Grief & Mystery World Tour
The Nights are coming on.
The UK/Ireland tour in late August is set. The US tour is being readied for September through November. We’ll then make our way to you in Australia and New Zealand before travelling across our home country, Oh Canada.
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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May 2020

POSTPONED: 2020 Nights of Grief & Mystery – Rough Gods World Tour ~ Calgary, AB

May 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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…

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May 2022

Dead Starling Session Livestream

May 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A special livestream event to mark the release of THE DEAD STARLING SESSION, the new film from Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hoskins. Both Stephen and Gregory will be on hand to screen the film, partake in a moderated Q&A, do a live “60 Second Answers” segment, and a small performance. The event will be streamed from the 125 year old factory that is home to Dead Starling Studio, the namesake of the new film. Date: May 29th, 2022 Time: 2-4 PM…

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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 SOLD OUT 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…

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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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Sold out - tickets still available Brighton Aug 27 & 28 & Sheffield Aug 29 or Glasgow Aug 30 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,…

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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
The Avalon Centre, Chapel St, Abbeyquarter North
Sligo, Connacht Ireland
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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: The Avalon Centre, Chapel St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Sligo, D08 EH67 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…

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

September 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Ln
Galway, Connacht Ireland
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SOLD OUT 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: The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Ln, Galway, Galway 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: Dublin

September 3, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 6-7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar
Dublin 8, Leinster D08 EH67 Ireland
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Sold out - tickets still available Sligo 1/9 & Galway 2/9 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: Smock Alley Theatre, 16626-7 Exchange Street Lower, The Boys School, Dublin, D08 EH67 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…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Boise, ID

September 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A singer, a storyteller, a band. Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, ID 83702  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. What would you call such a thing?…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Salt Lake City, UT

September 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Clubhouse, 850 E South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84102  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. What would you call such a thing? We called…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Moab, UT

September 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Star Hall, 159 E. Center St. Moab, UT 84532  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. What would you call such a thing? We called it…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Boulder, CO

September 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

S O L D   O U T   EVENT Consider attending in Denver, Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 (ticket link) An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: The Nomad Playhouse. 1410 Quince Ave.Boulder, CO 80304  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…

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Nights of Grief and Mystery: ROUGH GODS Duo Tour: Denver, CO

September 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An improbable, impossible Night of words and music. A musician and a storyteller. Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Show Time: 7:30pm/door opens at 7pm Location: Curious Theatre. 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO 80204  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. What would you call such a thing? We called it Nights…

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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.