All events start around 9.30pm following that evening’s main concert. 


Dumfries Arms Hotel
54 Glaisnock Street KA18 1BY

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The Festival Club is the place to be on Thursday and Friday nights. Everyone is welcome to join us at The Dumfries Arms Hotel, even if you haven’t been at a Festival performance that evening. It’s free to enter, and the bar will be open until late. You’ll be able to have supper or a snack from the special Festival Club menu, relax and enjoy some more great music – and you never know who you’ll bump into!

The Fergus McCreadie Trio

Thursday 1 October

"Twice winner of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician Award for under 17s, pianist Fergus McCreadie and his two colleagues David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums) form one of the most in-demand rhythm teams in Glasgow. The trio plays a wide selection of arranged standards and original compositions. Have a drink, order some food, and relax to the sound of these young jazz virtuosi from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland."  – James MacMillan

Dalmellington Band  

Friday 2 October

"When I was a boy my grandfather used to take me to Dalmellington for band practice. Even in those days I was in awe of the great Dalmellington Band which has always had such a reputation in the world of brass. They join us tonight in relaxed mode and will entertain us at the Festival Club at the end of another full and inspiring day at The Cumnock Tryst." – 
James MacMillan