Acoustic Routes


A series of small concerts in Cambridge, England, presenting the finest acoustic music

Gerry Colvin


I am pleased to announce that the Acoustic Routes team will be running the Sunday afternoon session in the Club Tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival. There will be some open mic slots and our booked performers will be Bernard Hoskin, Rambling Valentines, Polly Paulusma and Hickory Signals.

Acoustic Routes ran the Saturday afternoon Club Tent session in 2017 at the Cambridge Folk Festival. Our guests were Winter Wilson and the John Ward trio at 2.40pm. See the photos here.

After 15 years of sold out concerts there will be no more at CB2. It has been an amazing run of great gigs which has lasted far longer than any of us could have imagined when we started in 2001. A big thank you goes to everyone who played, everyone who bought tickets and all of the brilliant team.

Because we do not have a venue at the moment we are not accepting applications to play.


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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 467,000 views.

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Acoustic Routes was started by singer/songwriter Bernard Hoskin in 2001 to present the finest acoustic music in a small concert setting.The concerts take place in the intimate basement at CB2 restaurant near the centre of Cambridge and present some of the finest national and international performers around. The music covered includes singer/songwriters, acoustic guitarists, traditional folk, blues, and Americana.

It has established a reputation as one of the finest small venues in the country and has 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.

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

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

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Cambridge News 26 Nov 2015