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Scottish ‘Aldeburgh’ launched

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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