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.

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

    Thursday 8th September
    5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pm
    Run Registration:  1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, 6pm to 6.45pm
    Walk Registration:  Church Of Ireland Hall, Main Street, 6pm to 6.45pm
    All proceeds from this event will go to support the restoration fund for the
    following Churches in Portglenone:
    St. Mary's
    1st Presbyterian
    Church Of Ireland
  • Friday

    Friday 9th September
    Wild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite Adm: £10
    The Logues
    Misspent Youth


  • Saturday

    Saturday 10th September
    Celtic Thistle - Solo Piping Competition - Men's Shed, 11am to 2pm

    Pipe'n The Bann - The Marina, 1pm to 5pm

    Cafe Sessions - Rose Cafe and 3 Sixteen Coffee Shop, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

    CD Launch - Jason O'Rourke - 3 Sixteen Coffee Shop, 2pm

    Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pm

    Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm

    Acoustic Cafe -
    3 Sixteen coffee shop, Main Street, 9pm to late
  • Sunday

    Sunday 11th September
    Family Fun organised by Partytime Events - Bank Square, 12noon to 5pm

    Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pm
    Ann O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm
     - Contribution to Music Awards:
         Henry McErlean
         Jack Wilkinson (Posthumous Award)

    Mary Black

    Acoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, 9pm to late

Latest News

Presentation of the Festival Painting

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...
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Thanks to e-Cabs for their support for the festival

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....
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Bannvale Credit Union Sponsorship

17 Aug 2016
Many Thanks to the Bannvale Credit Union for their very generous sponsorship of £500. Pictured accepting the cheque on behalf of the committee is the festival secretary, Siobhan McCormack. ...
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Tickets available to purchase!

20 Jul 2016
Tickets now available to purchase from 'All Occasions' and 'Moments' in Portglenone! Friday 9th September - The Logues, Misspent Youth Saturday 10th September - Goitse, Réalta Sunday 11th September - Mary Black, L...
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Camera Club

10 Jul 2016
We are very grateful to all the members of the local camera club for their very professional contribution over the last few years in capturing the festival events with high quality photos. The winning photo from Gig'n the Bann ...
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Gig'n the Bann 2016 Flyer

26 Jun 2016
Check out the festival flyer for details of all events. Tickets will be available to purchase at the end of this week!! ...
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Gig'n the Bann 2016 - Painting by Conor Larkin

21 Jun 2016
Thank you to Conor Larkin Art for this year's painting which was based on a photo by Sharon Gibson to whom we are also very thankful. The festival has been very privileged and is very thankful to Conor Larkin, Kilrea whose o...
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Gig'n the Bann 2016 - dates announced !!!

20 Feb 2016
Gig'n the Bann 8th - 11th September 2016 !!! More details to be released shortly. ...
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Run'n the Bann 2015 Results

7 Sep 2015
Run'N The Bann 5 KM Road Race 3 September 2015 Portglenone Pos Time Cat Num Name Club 1 00:16:36 MO 65 Michael Cra...
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Tickets now on Sale!

21 Jul 2015
Please note that tickets can now be purchased by calling into either of the following shops in Portglenone:  Cards & Candy (02825 821042)  All Occasions (02825 820400) Alternatively they can be reserved by...
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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 17th "Gig’n The Bann” Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 8th - 11th September 2016. 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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Main Sponsors
  • Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
  • Bannvale Credit Union
  • Bannside Pharmacy
  • Community Relations Council
  • Enkalon Foundation

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