A festival of music in and around Cumnock

Founded by composer Sir James MacMillan, The Cumnock Tryst brings some of the world's greatest musicians into local venues, churches and halls, with the community at the heart of all of its activities. Our next Festival will be held from 28th September - 1st October 2017. More details will be added soon.

You can see our previous Festival programmes here:  2016 Festival  |  2015 Festival  |  2014 Festival 


I have watched James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst grow into something magical in the three short years of its existence. I am honoured to be part of this extraordinary achievement, where first class performances combine with genuine community engagement to produce this rare and wonderful festival. It is a delight to return to perform in 2016.
— Nicola Benedetti MBE