James MacMillan opens the sixth Cumnock Tryst festival revealing plans for year-round Music Club

At the opening concert of The Cumnock Tryst 2019, our Artistic Director and Founder Sir James MacMillan announced The Cumnock Tryst Music Club, resurrecting the former success of the much-loved Cumnock Music Club run by RD Hunter in years gone by. This new project will bring fantastic, world-class musicians to East Ayrshire year-round, not just during the festival weekend!

Commencing on 1 December this year, the Music Club will welcome the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Piano Quartet. It will then bring the guitarists Knox and Ion Duo on 18 January, Scots folk duo Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally on 21 February and the Hebrides Ensemble with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices on 28 March. The final concert of the season will see a very special trio from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform on 3 May in the splendor of Dumfries House, including their new Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev on piano.

Tickets for the Music Club go on sale on Monday 14 October online at thecumnocktryst.com/musicclub. They will also be available to purchase in person from Words of Wisdom in Cumnock, and on the door at each concert from 30 minutes before the start. Please check the website in advance for availability.

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