Gig'n The BannWelcome 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 5th September5K Run'n the Bann / Walk'n the Bann - 7pmRegistration 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 bandWild Duck Inn, Riverside Suite, 8pm (Doors open 7pm) Adm: £15
Saturday 7th SeptemberFestival Fry - Rose Cafe, All DayUnderage Camogie Blitz - O'Cathain Park, Gortgole Road, 11am - 2pmPipe'n The Bann - Bank Square, 1pm to 5pmArt Exhibition - Wild Duck Inn, From 1pmFamily Fun Day, Playing Fields, Townhill Road, 2-5pmCourtyard Sessions
Courtyard behind Mission Possible, 2.30pm to 5pmAcoustic Cafe3 Sixteen coffee shop, Main Street, 9pm to late
Sunday 8th SeptemberFestival Fry - Rose Cafe, All DaySet Dancing & Sean-Nos Dance WorkshopRoger Casements Social Club, 2-4pm - Further InfoPraise'n the Bann, Bank Square, 6.30pmAnn O'Brien Tribute Stage - "Young Band Competition"Wild Duck Riverside Suite, 7.30pmEmmet Conway (Reigning 'Young Musician of the Bann)Contribution to Music Award - May Allen (ADCRG)Acoustic Cafe - 3 Sixteen coffee shop, 9pm to late
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....
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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 & ...Read More
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...Read More
20 Aug 2013
You can download the registration forms below....Read More
16 Jul 2013
Please submit your entries now and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity !!...Read More
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.
Artists - 2013
- Mike Denver
- Niamh Dunne
- The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh
- Mary Dillon
- Halfway Tree
- Emmett Conway