Thursday 14th September
5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pmRegistration: 1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, 5pm to 6.45pmAll proceeds from this event will go to support the work of Northern Ireland Assistance Dogs (NIAD)
Singing Session sponsored by Crosskeys Meats - The Crosskeys Inn, 8.30pm
Saturday 16th SeptemberArt Exhibition by Vincent McAllister - Mallard Suite, Wild Duck Inn, 12noon - 7pm Adm: Free
Pipe'n The Bann - Bank Square, 1.30pm to 5pm
CD Launch - Strung - Church of Ireland, 2pm
Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pm
Bodhran workshop for teacher and students - Men's Shed, 3pm to 5pm
Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm
Sunday 17th SeptemberArt Exhibition by Vincent McAllister - Mallard Suite, Wild Duck Inn, 12noon - 7pm Adm: Free
Family Fun organised by Partytime Events - Bank Square, 12noon to 5pm
Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pmAnn O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm
13 Sep 2017
Sincere thanks to the Bannside Pharmacy for their very generous sponsorship of £500. Pictured receiving the cheque from Eoghan O'Brien on behalf of the committee is Geraldine Donnelly, festival treasurer....
13 Sep 2017
Sincere thanks to the Bannvale Credit Union for their very generous sponsorship of £450. Pictured receiving the cheque from John on behalf of the committee is Siobhan McCormack, festival secretary....
10 Sep 2017
The attached form(s) can be completed in advance and brought along with you on Thursday 14th September. Look forward to seeing everyone! ...Read More
10 Sep 2017
Pictured are the committee getting into the spirit of the festival as they make final preparations for the 18th Gig'n the Bann, 14th - 17th September. ...
10 Sep 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the festival committee the 'Celtic Thistle - Solo Piping Competition' has been cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause. However you...Read More
9 Sep 2017
We have three fantastic concerts over the festival weekend - make sure to obtain your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased from the following shops in Portglenone: All Occa...
8 Sep 2017
A Bodhrán workshop for teachers and students will take place on Saturday 16th September from 3pm to 5pm in the Men's Shed. Please register in advance using the attached form. ...
28 Aug 2017
Geraldine Donnelly (Treasurer) and Siobhan McCormack (Secretary) hand over 2 tickets for the Saturday evening concert to Paul from the Bannvale Credit Union who will launch a competition on the 2nd September for the chance to wi...
17 Aug 2017
Tickets can now be purchased from the following shops in Portglenone: All Occasions All Occasions Closet Moments Moments Portglenone Tickets can also be reserved by emailing: email@example.com ...
17 Apr 2017
A big thank you to Vincent McAllister for this beautiful painting which will feature on our festival flyer and poster this year. You will have the chance to see Vincent’s work for yourself as his first ever solo exhibition...
In the heart of Co. Antrim nestled between the major towns of Ballymena and Magherafelt lies the village of Portglenone. The village rests along the banks of the River Bann, which has been immortalised by countless artists and writers down through the years.
It is here in this idyllic setting that the 18th "Gig’n The Bann” Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 14th - 17th September 2017. This festival is quickly becoming one of the major events on the Summer Festival Calendar having built a reputation for offering a most impressive line-up of top performers spanning Traditional, Scottish and Folk Music circles.
Artists - 2017
- Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle
- Tim Edey
- The Sands Family
- Whistlin’ Donkeys
- Strung - CD Launch