Ancient Voices - The Cumnock Tryst 2022

St John’s Church

01 Oct 2022

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Ancient Voices

Unique opportunity to enjoy spectacular ancient instruments and sounds

Performed by Dragon Voices: John Kenny, Ian Sankey, Patrick Kenny

John Kenny
Calls for Cumnock
Benedicamus Domino
Plainchant and trope

Francis Chagrin
Fanfare for ‘Adam’

John Kenny
Cave of Shells
Horns of beasts
Irish bronze age horn solo
The Cry of the Wolf
Ships in the Night
Cú Chulainn – Mòr-rioghain

John Purser
Gundestrup Rituals (world premiere)

This trio of artists perform music on multiple instruments, including: trombones, sackbuts, Deskford Carnyx, Tintignac Carnyx, Loughnashade Horn, Alphorn, Conch shells, cow horns, pod trumpets, and Etruscan litus and cornu.

“This will be a fascinating glimpse into ancient musical worlds via brand new music. John Kenny was a sensation at a previous Tryst when he played his carnyx (an ancient bronze-age war horn) at Dumfries House. Joined this time by two colleagues the musical palette is expanded to include more instruments and new compositions. The Tryst Is especially pleased to present the world premiere of a new work by John Purser, Gundestrup Rituals, and the whole programme is threaded together with John Kenny’s evocative poetry.”
Sir James MacMillan

Dates & Times

Saturday 1st October

15:00 - 16:00 (Approx: 60 mins)


Full Price Student Unwaged Under 18 Under 26 Cumnock Local Resident
Price Band A £12.00 £8.00 £4.00 £4.00 £8.00 £8.00
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