Scottish ‘Aldeburgh’ launched
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 @ 00:24
Roderic Dunnett attends James
MacMillan's new festival for his home town
THE meaning of "Cumnock" is probably the confluence of two
waters: the Glaisnock and Lugar rivers; while a "tryst" - the kind
of word you might associate with Robert Burns - historically
denotes a meeting of two persons, more especially a secret
confluence of two lovers.
The Cumnock Tryst, the new festival founded by the composer
James MacMillan, now in his fifties, in his home town in Ayrshire,
lived up to its name (he prefers Tryst to rhyme with the German
Geist rather ...
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