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

    Gig'n The Bann
    Welcome 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

    Thursday 11th September
    5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pm
    Registration 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
    Rescue Service.

  • Friday

    Friday 12th September
    Art Exhibition by Conor Larkin
    Wild Duck Inn, 6pm - 9pm

    Concert (We Banjo 3 and Cuig)
    Wild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite Adm: £10 (permits admission to both concerts)
    We Banjo 3

    Idyllic Dolls

  • Saturday

    Saturday 13th September
    Art 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, 5pm

    Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm
    Niamh McGlinchey, Reel It In, De Danann
    Acoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, Main Street, 9pm to late
  • Sunday

    Sunday 14th September
    Art 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, 3-5pm - Further Info
    Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pm
    Ann O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm
     - Contribution to Music Awards - Sinead McGrath and John Weir
     - The Fureys
    Acoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, 9pm to late

Latest News

Session Trail

28 Aug 2014
Details of musicians taking part in the session trail will be announced very soon! However you can be assured that, as usual, the finest traditional musicians will be in attendance over the weekend!! Sessions will take place as...
Read More

Tickets now on Sale!

25 Aug 2014
Please note that tickets can now be reserved for all our concerts by emailing Alternatively they can be purchased by calling into either of the following shops in Portglenone: Cards & Candy All O...
Read More

Programme for the 2014 festival now available!

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

Night of Traditional Irish Music in memory of Caroline Fegan

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....
Read More

Run'n The Bann Results 2013

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

Cúig, winner of the 'Young Band Competition'

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

Country Star Mike Denver in concert tonight!!!

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

One day to go to Gig'n the Bann 2013 !!!

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

Tickets on sale!

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


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.
Gig 'n the Bann Logo

Artists - 2014

Partners: fake oakley sunglasses
chanel sunglasses sale
gucci sunglasses

Main Sponsors
  • Ballymena Borough Council
  • Bannvale Credit Union
  • Bannside Pharmacy
  • Enkalon Foundation

See All Our Sponsors