Review: The Cumnock Tryst Festival
James MacMillan’s third annual Cumnock Tryst Festival opened with a remarkable piece of entertainment, which only went to prove that, if you present contemporary music imaginatively and engagingly, it will hit the spot with any audience. The protagonists were two ensembles that were both headed up by the charismatic trombonist and composer John Kenny.
The Barony A Frame ****
Cumnock Town Hall
RCS Music Lab ****
Cumnock Old Church
Festival Chorus & Leigh Melrose ****
Auchinleck Parish Church
They were his trombone quartet (though their skills go far beyond playing trombones) Pandora’s... read more
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