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

    Gig'n the Bann
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    Tickets on sale 9am Monday 3rd June from our
    website or in Portglenone from 'All Occasions' and 'Moments'.

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    A very warm welcome to the 20th festival.

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

    Thursday 12th 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 NI Hospice.
     



  • Friday



    Concert
    , Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm Doors open 7.45pm
    The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh
    Chris Madden
    Tickets on sale 9am Monday 3rd June from our website or in Portglenone
    from 'All Occasions'.

    Traditional Music Sessions:
    The Crosskeys Inn - 9.30pm

  • Saturday

    Saturday 14th September
    Pipe'n The Bann - Bank Square, 2pm - 5.30pm 

    Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm Doors open 7.45pm
    Dave & Michelle Sheridan, Alan Costello and Eoghan O'Brien
    The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
    Tickets on sale 9am Monday 3rd June from our website or in Portglenone
    from 'All Occasions'.

    Traditional Music Sessions:
    The Wild Duck - 6pm
    The Crosskeys Inn - 9pm
  • Sunday

    Sunday 15th September
    Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pm
     
    Ann O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8pm   Doors open 7.30pm 
    Contribution to Music Awards:
    Anne Kearney
    Eamon Downey
          
    Concert:
    Portglenone CCE

    Altan
    Tickets on sale 9am Monday 3rd June from our website or in Portglenone
    from 'All Occasions'.

    Traditional Music Session:
    Greenlough Bar - 4pm


Latest News

Oranmore Guesthouse and Tea Rooms Sponsorship

8 Sep 2019
Geraldine Donnelly (festival treasurer) at the beautiful Oranmore Guesthouse & Tea Rooms, another of the festival main sponsors. Geraldine accepted a cheque on behalf of the committee from the proprietor, Gerar...
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More breaking news!

6 Sep 2019
Breaking News!!! Twice in one day!! We are delighted to announce that world famous traditional group Altan will be performing on Sunday 15th September at this years festival. We will announce further ticket details over the week...
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Breaking News

6 Sep 2019
Breaking news. We have just been informed that due to circumstances beyond the control of the festival that Sharon Shannon is unable to perform at Gig’n the Bann on Sunday 15th September. This is a huge disappointment to u...
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Bannvale Credit Union Sponsorship

2 Sep 2019
Sincere thanks once again to the Bannvale Credit Union for their generous sponsorship. Pictured accepting the cheque on behalf of the committee is festival secretary, Siobhan McCormack. Please support them as without thei...
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20th Festival Flyer!

1 Sep 2019
The very special 2019 flyer in celebration of the 20th festival this year. Thank you to Eddie Coogan of Digital Photography N.I for his beautiful photo of the River Bann. ...
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20th Festival Poster!

21 Jul 2019
The very special 2019 poster in celebration of the 20th festival this year. The poster was designed and produced in conjunction with Sinead McKeever of SM Marketing, thank you Sinead, it was a pleasure working with you. Tha...
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Tickets on Sale 9am Monday 3rd June!

2 Jun 2019
Tickets on Sale 9am Monday 3rd June! Available online from our website or in Portglenone from 'All Occasions' and 'Moments'. Friday 13th September: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Chris Madden Saturday 1...
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

30 May 2019
Exciting news ... the third of our main bands for the 20th festival is 'The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh'!! They have performed at the festival a number of times over the years, without doubt a show not to be missed ...
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Sharon Shannon to perform at the twentieth festival !

3 Mar 2019
Really excited to announce another headline act for the 20th festival ... Sharon Shannon who will take to the main stage on Sunday 15th September. Also performing on the night will be the fabulous local musicians f...
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Happy New Year and The Red Hot Chilli Pipers announcement!

31 Dec 2018
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year! We are really excited to announce that the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will perform at the festival for the fourth time on Saturday 14th September 2019!!! Thi...
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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 20th 'Gig’n the Bann' Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 12th - 15th September 2019. 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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