‘Nights of Grief & Mystery’

Contact: Gudi Schepotak (Email)

 Stephen Jenkinson & Gregory Hoskins & band

Part book reading ,part concert ,part poetry ,part lamtentation, part ribalry, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there.

Author, storyteller, cultural activist Stephen Jenkinson, along with singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins and Band reprise Nights of Grief & Mystery in new UK Tour.


A storyteller. A singer. A band….

These nights are musical and grave and raucous and stilling.

Devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human, and so grief and endings of

all kinds appear. What would you call such a thing ?

We called it Nights of Grief and Mystery.

This rare collaboration arises out of Stephen’s work over two decades working with dying people and their families.In his award-winning book “Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul’ Stephen wonders deeply about grief, and dying ,and the great love of life.

Gregory Hoskin’s lyrics and voice tend to break and bind at the same time. His songs are steeped in the drama of living awake with one foot in the sorrow of it all and one foot in the beauty of it all.

This is the invitation ….

‘Nights of Grief and Mystery’ are for everyone who fails to live forever.

Gudi Schepokat and friends are honoured to host the bards in generous collaboration with one of the country’s leading concerts halls.

More about Stephen Jenkinson’ s extraordinary work can be found at www.orphanwisdom.com


. . .about Stephen Jenkinson

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, RSW, is an internationally known teacher, author, storyteller, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario, Canada. He has masters’ degrees in theology from Harvard University and in social work from the University of Toronto. A highly sought-after speaker and workshop leader, his work has been featured in national radio and television documentaries on care of the dying. He is the subject of a documantary film ‘Griefwalker’.

And he is the author of ‘ Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul’ and ‘Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble


.. . .about Gregory Hoskins

Often described with epithets like “best kept secret”, “unsung”, and “an artist that has flown under the radar”, Gregory Hoskins’ career spans 11 recordings over 27 years and record deals on three continents. Material from his most recent release https://gregoryhoskins.bandcamp.com/album/vain-alone-20  is featured in the Nights of Grief and Mystery. Please visit https://gregoryhoskins.bandcamp.com/ to listen.


… the Band

Vocalist Lisa Hodgson, base player Colleen Hodgson, and drummer Adam Bowman.


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