Gig'n The BannWelcome to this years festival. We have a great range of music, song and dance for you this year again. Some great artists are performing this year again
including 'De Dannan' and 'We Banjo 3' to name a few.Check out our programme for the full list of events.
Thursday 11th September5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pmRegistration from 6:00pm - 6:45pm at the 1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church Hall.All proceeds from this event will go to support the work of the Community
Saturday 13th SeptemberArt Exhibition by Conor Larkin - Wild Duck Inn, 11am to 7pm
Pipe'n The Bann - Bank Square, 1pm to 5pm
Cafe Sessions - Rose Cafe and 3 Sixteen Coffee Shop, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pm
Celtic Thistle Solo Piping Competition - Men's Shed, 5pmAcoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, Main Street, 9pm to late
Sunday 14th SeptemberArt Exhibition by Conor Larkin - Wild Duck Inn, 11am to 7pm
Giro d'Portglenone - Bank Square, 2pm
Set Dancing & Sean-Nos Dance Workshop - Roger Casements Social Club, 2-4pm - Further Info
Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pmAnn O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm- Contribution to Music Awards - Sinead McGrath and John Weir
- The FureysAcoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, 9pm to late
19 Jul 2014
The programme for the 2014 festival is now fully up to date. Please browse our website for the full details and watch our for the festival flyer which will be in circulation over the coming weeks! ...Read More
12 Mar 2014
Please support this fantastic night of traditional Irish music in memory of a great musician, Caroline Fegan. All proceeds to the Southern Area Hospice....
11 Sep 2013
Position Time Name Club Category Race No 1 0:16:28 MORROW, Ben Ballymena Runners MO 32 2 0:16:40 GREW, Brendan North Belfast MO ...Read More
10 Sep 2013
Congratulations to Cúig, the winner of the 'Young Band Competition' and also to the runners up 'Reel It In'. First class performances were also given by 'KasK' and 'Athrú'. Thank you to all the bands for a fa...Read More
5 Sep 2013
First concert tonight with Country Star Mike Denver!!! What a fantastic nights entertainment to look forward to!! Tickets will be available on the door or contact 07870 896726....Read More
4 Sep 2013
Final preparations are being put in place for Gig'n the Bann 2013 !!! It promises to be a great weekend and if you still haven't got your tickets for the concerts they can be purchased in Portglenone from 'Cards & ...Read More
26 Aug 2013
Tickets are on sale for the following concerts: Thursday 5th September - Mike Denver and his band Friday 6th September - Mary Dillon, The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Saturday 7th September - Dervish, Niamh Dunne and Half...Read More
20 Aug 2013
You can download the registration forms below....Read More
16 Jul 2013
Please submit your entries now and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity !!...Read More
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 15th "Gig’n The Bann” Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 11th - 14th September 2014. 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.