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.

The 2019 Cumnock Tryst is now over and hopefully everyone has recovered from the fantastic four days of wonderful music. Check out our short film below of how it all went and what the Tryst is all about.


Previous Festival programmes:  2019 Festival | 2018 Festival  | 2017 Festival  |  2016 Festival  |  2015 Festival  |  2014 Festival 

I have watched James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst grow into something magical. 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.
— Nicola Benedetti CBE