CUMNOCK was awash with the sounds of music as the 2018 Tryst captivated audiences from Thursday to Sunday last week.

The Edinburgh Quartet set the stall out for another fantastic festival with the Opening Concert at St John's Church on Thursday evening.

Among the highlights on Saturday was the world premiere of James MacMillan's new composition ‘All the Hills and Vales Along’ and ‘Same River Thrice’ performed by Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra (who work with musicians with disabilities) and the National Youth Orchestra Scotland Jazz Futures.

The Chronicles of Cumnock combined new compositions by Doon Academy pupils with young musicians and ballet dancers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's hub at Dumfries House on Friday at Cumnock Academy.

As the festival began to come to a close, the Festival Promenade Concert on Sunday at Dumfries House saw starring roles for pupils from Greenmill Primary School, along with Double Bass player Nikita Naumov, the Novantae Singers and Sirocco Winds.

Trinity Church was the venue for the Festival Finale as The Sixteen brought the curtain down on another successful Cumnock Tryst.

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