Thursday 29 September / 7.30pm
(Approx running time: 1 hour 45 minutes, including interval)

£16 (£10) 

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Cumnock Town Hall, 62 Glaisnock Street, KA18 1BY

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Headspace & Pandora's Box

Benjamin Britten  Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury - Realisation for three trombones

Anon Alle Psallite

Scott Lygate The Barony A Frame Festival Commission, World Premiere

John Kenny Headspace

Torbjörn Hultmark A Fairytale

Scott Lygate The Barony A Frame (second performance)

John Kenny Salt Road - UK Premiere in Cumnock

Supported by prs for music foundation

Supported by prs for music foundation


Our artists in residence this year are the ensembles Headspace and Pandora’s Box, both centring around the amazing trombonist John Kenny. With six performers and live electronics the musicians present a mixture of new and old, ranging from the 13th century to the present day. This year’s Cumnock Tryst commission is for a brand new piece from the young multi-talented composer/ instrumentalist Scott Lygate who originally comes from Irvine.

Scott has based his new piece on The Barony A Frame, which is a monumental structure from our mining past, situated between Auchinleck and Ochiltree. 

Performed twice in this concert, the new work promises to be a powerful sonic exploration of our coal mining culture, which will resonate with locals and visitors alike. 

John Kenny is the lynchpin here in these two wonderful ensembles - Pandora’s Box, a quartet of virtuoso trombonists, and Headspace, which mixes brass with electronics. A special computer-based instrument has been created for Clarence Adoo, a trumpeter who was paralysed in a road accident. He plays alongside his colleagues again in this amazing collection of experiment and tradition.
— Sir James MacMillan