Cumnock Tryst, James MacMillan, Music in Schools
Tom Service visits rehearsals for the 2017 Cumnock Tryst music festival in East Ayrshire and talks to the festival's founder, composer Sir James MacMillan.
Tom Service visits rehearsals for this year's Cumnock Tryst music festival in East Ayrshire and talks to the festival's founder, composer Sir James MacMillan, about the festival, his own music, supporting new composers, and engagement with culture.
Plus a discussion on music education in England - how do children make progress in music and how is this measured? Music Matters talks to Lincoln Abbotts from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Diane Widdison from the Musicians' Union and Fiona Harvey from the Association of British Orchestras, plus we hear the views from some of the music education hubs around the country.