Gig'n The Bann********** Please keep checking back as the 2017 programme will be released shortly. Meanwhile enjoy browsing the website to give you a flavour of the top class programme of events that the festival has produced in previous years!!! **********
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 14th September*** The 2017 programme will be released shortly ***
5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pmRun Registration: 1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, 6pm to 6.45pm
Walk Registration: Church Of Ireland Hall, Main Street, 6pm to 6.45pmAll proceeds from this event will go to support the work of Northern Ireland Assistance Dogs (NIAD)
Saturday 16th September*** The 2017 programme will be released shortly ***
Celtic Thistle - Solo Piping Competition - Men's Shed, 11am to 2pm
Pipe'n The Bann - The Marina, 1pm to 5pm
CD Launch - Strung - 3 Sixteen Coffee Shop, 2pm
Family Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pm
Main Concert, Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 8.30pm
Sunday 17th September*** The 2017 programme will be released shortly ***
Praise'n the Bann - Bank Square, 6.30pmAnn O'Brien Tribute Stage - Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pm- Contribution to Music Awards:
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....
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. ...
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.