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 'Dervish' and 'Mike Denver' to name a few.
    Check out our programme for the full list of events.
  • Thursday

    Thursday 5th 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 Macmillan Cancer Support.
    Country Music Concert
    Mike Denver and his band
    Wild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite, 8pm (Doors open 7pm) Adm: £15
  • Friday

    Friday 6th September
    Concert (Mary Dillon, The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh)
    Wild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite Adm: £10 (permits admission to both concerts)
  • Saturday

    Saturday 7th September
    Festival Fry - Rose Cafe, All Day
    Underage Camogie Blitz - O'Cathain Park, Gortgole Road, 11am - 2pm
    Pipe'n The Bann - Bank Square, 1pm to 5pm
    Art Exhibition - Wild Duck Inn, From 1pm
    Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pm
    Courtyard Sessions
    Courtyard behind Mission Possible, 2.30pm to 5pm
    Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm
    Dervish, Niamh Dunne, Half Way Tree
    Acoustic Cafe
    3 Sixteen coffee shop, Main Street, 9pm to late
  • Sunday

    Sunday 8th September
    Festival Fry - Rose Cafe, All Day
    Set Dancing & Sean-Nos Dance Workshop
    Roger Casements Social Club, 2-4pm - Further Info
    Praise'n the Bann, Bank Square, 6.30pm
    Ann O'Brien Tribute Stage - "Young Band Competition"
    Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm
    Emmet Conway (Reigning 'Young Musician of the Bann)
    Contribution to Music Award - May Allen (ADCRG)
    Acoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, 9pm to late

Latest News

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....
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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 ...
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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...
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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....
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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 & ...
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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...
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Run and Walk Registration Forms

20 Aug 2013
You can download the registration forms below....
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Young Band Competition application closing date extended to the 25th July 2013 !!!

16 Jul 2013
Please submit your entries now and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity !!...
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Tickets now on sale !!!

15 Jul 2013
Tickets are now available for the following concerts:     Thursday 5th September - Mike Denver and his band Friday 6th September - Mary Dillon, The Illegals Saturday 7th September - Dervish, Niamh Dunne and Halfw...
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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 14th "Gig’n The Bann” Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 5th - 8th September 2013. 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.
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Artists - 2013

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

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