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
We are sorry to announce that the
Cambridge Folk Festival is cancelled for 2021. It will be back
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VIDEOS You can watch videos of complete songs in YouTube
format from all our recent concerts on the video
You can also watch them on YouTube. We have now had around half a
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HISTORY 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
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
and Hannah Martin,Josienne
and Ben Walker, Megson and
more, plus surprise guest appearances by Hank Marvin and Seth
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
For a list of everyone who has played at our concertsCLICK 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.
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.