Sunday 4 October, 2.30pm

£25 / £15 for under 26s and local residents

Sunday 4 October, 5.00pm

£25 / £15 for under 26s and local residents

Sunday 4 October 7.30pm, followed by post-concert reception

SOLD OUT - The Box Office will operate a waiting list for sold out concerts

£50 / £40 for under 26s and local residents

A choice of either of the afternoon or the evening concert is included in a Festival Pass.

(Approx running time: 1 hour 40 minutes) 

Festival Pass – Priority Booking and a 20% discount



The Cumnock Tryst is being supported by PRS for Music Foundation

Festival Finale Promenade Concert with Hebrides Ensemble


The Tapestry Room

Gabriella Dall’Olio : Solo harp    

Donatoni : Marches

James MacMillan : Knockroon Waltz - World Premiere 

Fauré : Une châtelaine en sa tour, Op.110 


The Entrance Hall    

Alec Frank-Gemmill : Solo horn

Kalevi Aho : Solo X 

James MacMillan : Motet V from Since it was the Day of Preparation…


The Great Steward’s Dining Room     

Zoë Beyers : Violin
Catherine Marwood : Viola
William Conway : Cello 

Kurtág : Movements from Signs, Games and Messages 

Bach arr Mozart : Prelude and Fugue, from Organ Sonata No 2, S526


Our Artists in Residence at this year’s Tryst are the brilliant Hebrides Ensemble. In these mini-recitals in the glorious Dumfries House we hear two of them as virtuoso soloists in new work and old. The musical promenade through the building culminates in the Great Steward’s Dining Room where past masters Bach and Mozart combine with contemporary Hungarian genius Kurtág in music for violin, viola and cello.
— James MacMillan

We present an exceptional finale to the Festival on our return to Dumfries House. The stunning 18th century Adams mansion, saved for the nation in 2007 by a consortium led by HRH The Prince of Wales, provides a beautiful setting for a world-class concert. Three short recitals in three different rooms – the combination of old and new music, internationally and critically renowned performers and an exquisite setting adds up to an unforgettable experience.

Tickets are extremely limited and sold out within days last year – please book early. Due to the nature and experience of promenade performance, the audience will stand during part of the concert, however seating can be provided if necessary.

Please inform the Box Office if any member of your party requires a seat. Seats will be placed at the sides of the performing space, and may result in a limited view.