Thursday 14th September
5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pmRegistration: 1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, 6pm 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 SeptemberCeltic Thistle - Solo Piping Competition - Men's Shed, 11am to 2pm
Art Exhibition by Vincent McAllister - Mallard Suite, Wild Duck Inn, 12noon - 7pm Adm: Free
Pipe'n The Bann - The Marina, 1pm to 5pm
CD Launch - Strung - 2pm
Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pm
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 - Bank Square, 12noon to 5pm
Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pmAnn O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm
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...
13 Jan 2017
Don't forget to add the dates for this year's festival to your diaries - 14th to 17th September. ...Read More
9 Sep 2016
Pos Time Cat Num Name Club 1 16:34 MO 70 Aaron Woodman Pace Running Club 2 16:51 ...Read More
8 Sep 2016
Welcome to the Gig’n the Bann 2016. This is the 17th year of the cross-community Festival in the historic and beautiful village of Portglenone on the Banks of the Lower Bann. The aim of the committee is to provide ...Read More
8 Sep 2016
We are very grateful to the Wild Duck, Crosskeys Inn and Greenlough Bar for supporting the festival. Please support them and enjoy the superb talents of the finest traditional musicians and singers who have travelled to the...
8 Sep 2016
Many thanks to Lynette Fay for having a few of the Gig'n the Bann committee and friends live on BBC Radio Ulster last Friday to play a few tunes and chat to Lynette about the festival. ...
30 Aug 2016
The attached form can be completed in advance and brought along with you on Thursday 8th September. Look forward to seeing everyone! ...Read More
20 Aug 2016
The 2016 festival painting entitled 'Evening Bann' by award winning local Kilrea artist, Conor Larkin was taken from an original picture by local photographer, Sharon Gibson. Conor has been producin...
20 Aug 2016
Thanks to e-Cabs for their support for the festival. If you require transport during the festival weekend please give them a call....
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