Kate Picken Conductor
Robert Menzies Accompanist
Exactly a year older than The Cumnock Tryst, The Farmers Choir was established for the 75th anniversary of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs in 2013. What started as a one-off has continued and now the choir performs all over Scotland and the north of England.
The Tryst has taken a special interest in people who do extraordinary things in music. We are particularly interested in giving a platform to local choral groups, especially in our late night Festival Club slot at the Dumfries Arms Hotel. This year we have a truly brilliant initiative – a collection of Scottish farmers, their family and friends who love singing in a choir – and I look forward to welcoming them to our Festival Club.
Sir James MacMillan
Approx running time 60 mins, no interval.