Cross Cultural Music, Song & Dance on the banks of the Bann.
  • Gig'n the Bann

    Gig'n the Bann

    A very warm welcome to the 19th festival.

    Check out our programme for the full list of events.
     
     
  • Thursday

    Thursday 13th September


    5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pm
    Registration:  1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, 6pm to 6.45pm
    All proceeds from this event will go to support the work of the Northern Ireland Hospice local support group.
     



  • Friday

    Friday 14th September
    Art Exhibition by Anthony O'Hagan - Mallard Suite, Wild Duck Inn, 6pm - 9pm     Adm: Free

    Concert  
    Wild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite Adm: £10
    Whistlin' Donkeys
    Chris Madden and The Lucky Ducks

    Traditional Music Session - The Crosskeys Inn, 9.30pm

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  • Saturday

    Saturday 15th September
    Art Exhibition by Anthony O'Hagan - Mallard Suite, Wild Duck Inn, 12noon - 7pm     Adm: Free

    Busk'n The Bann
    - Outside the Rose Cafe, 12noon - 4pm
    Pipe'n The Bann - Bank Square, 2pm - 5.30pm
    Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2pm - 5pm

    Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm Doors open 7.45pm
    Tim Edey
    The Recollective

    Traditional Music Sessions - The Wild Duck at 6pm, The Crosskeys Inn at 9pm, GAA Social Club at 10.30pm
  • Sunday

    Sunday 16th September
    Art Exhibition by Anthony O'Hagan - Mallard Suite, Wild Duck Inn, 12noon - 7pm     Adm: Free
    Busk'n the Bann - Outside the Rose Cafe, 12noon - 3pm
    Family Fun organised by Partytime Events
     - Bank Square, 12noon - 5pm
    Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pm
     
    Ann O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm   Doors open 7pm - Contribution to Music Awards: Mairéad Walls & Rodney Wilson
          
    Concert:
    Ciaran O'Kane

    Sean Keane

    Traditional Music Session - Greenlough Bar at 4pm


Latest News

A huge thank you to all our sponsors.

10 Sep 2018
A huge thank you to all our sponsors. Without your generosity the festival would not be possible and we appreciate it so much....
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Pre Festival photo in the wildflower and sunflower field

7 Sep 2018
With less than a week to go some of the festival committee take a break to get into the spirit of the festival and no better place than the beautiful sunflower and wildflower field. Many thanks to Eamon McAllister for the gr...
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Bannside Pharmacy Sponsorship

4 Sep 2018
Sincere thanks once again to the Bannside Pharmacy, another of our main sponsors for their ongoing support. Pictured accepting the cheque from Eoghan O'Brien, proprietor is Geraldine Donnelly, festival treasurer. Please...
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Oranmore Guesthouse & Tea Rooms Sponsorship

22 Aug 2018
Geraldine Donnelly (festival treasurer) and Siobhan McCormack (festival secretary) were delighted to visit the beautiful Oranmore Guesthouse & Tea Rooms, another of the festival main sponsors. They accepted a cheque on beh...
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5K Run Registration Form

20 Aug 2018
If you would like to complete your registration form in advance please download it here and bring it with you on the day. Many Thanks! ...
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Favour Pet Food Sponsorship

16 Aug 2018
Sincere thanks once again to Favour Pet Foods, another of our main sponsors for their ongoing support. Pictured accepting the cheque is festival committee member, Sean McGarry. Please support all our sponsors, without their ...
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5K Run and Walk

4 Aug 2018
The 5K run and walk - the first event of the festival and always such an enjoyable evening. Proceeds from this event will go to support the fantastic work of the Northern Ireland Hospice ...
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Bannvale Credit Union Sponsorship

28 Jul 2018
Sincere thanks once again to the Bannvale Credit Union for their generous sponsorship of £500. Pictured accepting the cheque on behalf of the committee is festival secretary, Siobhan McCormack. Over the coming week...
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Tickets now on sale!

1 Jul 2018
****************************** Tickets ****************************** Tickets are now on sale in Portglenone from All Occasions and Moments For anyone not convenient to Portglenone tickets can be reserved by emailing i...
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Festival Poster!

26 Jun 2018
Our festival poster for this year! Thanks so much to Anthony O'Hagan for the fab painting! ...
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Welcome

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 19th 'Gig’n the Bann' Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 13th - 16th September 2018. The festival is 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.
 
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Main Sponsors
  • Oranmore Guesthouse and Tea Rooms
  • Bannvale Credit Union
  • Bannside Pharmacy
  • Community Relations Council
  • Enkalon Foundation
  • Favour Pet Foods
  • The Honourable The Irish Society

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