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 3rd 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:
    JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

  • Friday

    Friday 4th September
    Art Exhibition by Conor Larkin
    Wild Duck Inn, 6pm - 9pm

    Concert (Artists TBC)
    Wild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite Adm: £10 (permits admission to both concerts)


  • Saturday

    Saturday 5th 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
    Artists TBC
    Acoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, Main Street, 9pm to late
  • Sunday

    Sunday 6th 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 - TBC
    Artists TBC

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

Latest News

Run'n The Bann Results

18 Sep 2014
Place Time Name Club Category Race No 1 0:15:46 MCKINSTRY, Mark North Belfast MO 25 2 0:15:53 ...
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Run'n The Bann Results

18 Sep 2014
Place Time Name Club Category Race No 1 0:15:46 MCKINSTRY, Mark North Belfast MO 25 2 0:15:53 ...
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An outstanding 2014 festival !!!

15 Sep 2014
We are all relaxing today after a fabulous Gig'n the Bann 2014!!! The music over the course of the four days was outstanding and a great time was had by all. We are very thankful to everyone who supported the festival an...
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Full Session Trail now available - A fantastic line up !!!

11 Sep 2014
See the attached document for the full Session Trail 2014...
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Walsh's Hotel, Maghera

10 Sep 2014
Walsh's Hotel, Maghera can be contacted on 028 79549100 for accommodation enquiries. Many Thanks. ...
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Run'n The Bann Registration

3 Sep 2014
The registration forms for the walkers and runners in this years Run'n The Bann are available below. ...
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Bannvale Credit Union Sponsorship

2 Sep 2014
Pictured are Ryan and Siobhan from the festival committee receiving a cheque from a representative of the Bannvale Credit Union.   We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our sponsors as without their support a...
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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...
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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...
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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! ...
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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 16th "Gig’n The Bann” Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 3rd - 6th September 2015. 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
  • Ballymena Borough Council
  • Bannvale Credit Union
  • Bannside Pharmacy
  • Enkalon Foundation

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