Acoustic Routes


Club Tent

Acoustic Routes was launched in September 2001 as a series of small concerts at CB2 in Cambridge, England, presenting the finest acoustic music. After 15 years of sold out concerts the last concert took place in November 2016. The Acoustic Routes team continue run a session each year in the Club Tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival. For photos from the sessions click here

We are sorry to announce that the Cambridge Folk Festival is cancelled for 2021. It will be back in 2022.


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You can watch videos of complete songs in YouTube format from all our recent concerts on the video page.
You can also watch them on YouTube. We have now had around half a million views.

Please join the Acoustic Routes Facebook group.

Acoustic Routes was started by singer/songwriter Bernard Hoskin in 2001 to present the finest acoustic music in a small concert setting. The concerts took place in the intimate basement at CB2 restaurant near the centre of Cambridge and presented some of the finest national and international performers around.

It established a reputation as one of the finest small venues in the country and featured performers such as Gordon Giltrap, Nizlopi, Martyn Joseph, Boo Hewerdine, Richard Digance, Gigspanner, Chris Difford, Andy Irvine, Christine Collister, Benny Gallagher, Clive Gregson, Phil Beer, Clive Carroll, ColvinQuarmby, The Jigantics,
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Megson and many more, plus surprise guest appearances by Hank Marvin and Seth Lakeman.

The last concert at CB2 was in November 2016. The Acoustic Routes team continue to run a session in the Club Tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival.

Helping with the running of the concerts were Peter Foster,
Clare Freeman, Bronwyn Ormsby, Dave Streatfield and Rhys Wilson.

For a list of everyone who has played at our concerts CLICK HERE

This is a compilation of videos of some of the finest acts to play at Acoustic Routes.
Featured in this compilation are complete songs by: Gigspanner, Andy Irvine, Gordon Giltrap, Prelude, Clive Gregson, Nizlopi, Harvey Andrews, Gerry Colvin, Krista Detor, Richard Digance, Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, Pete Atkin, Christine Collister and Benny Gallagher.

Volume 2: Here’s another collection of videos from the Acoustic Routes concerts. Featured in this compilation are:
Rachel Harrington, Pete Smith & John Buckley, Liz Simcock, Rod Clements, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Johnny Dickinson, Bernard Hoskin, John Lester, Ariel Thiermann, Pavlov's Cat, Flossie Malavialle and Amrit Sond.

Volume 3: Featured in this compilation are: 
Steve Tilston, Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller, Jigantics, Henry Priestman, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, The Willows, Amy Wadge, Brooks Williams, Crooked Tree,  Polly Paulusma, Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn and Rambling Valentines.

This a compilation of some of the acts that have played at the Cambridge Folk Festival for us. This features complete songs by: Glymjack, Harpeth Rising, Clive Carroll, India Electric Co, Megson, Cara Luft, Carrivick Sisters, Bernard Hoskin, Winter Wilson, Hickory Signals, Roots Union, Pavlov's Cat, Swan & Dyer, Jacob & Drinkwater, John Ward Trio, Rambling Valentines, Odette Michell, Elizabeth & Jameson, Briana Hardyman and Polly Paulusma.