Cross Cultural Music, Song & Dance on the banks of the Bann.

News 2016

Pos Time Cat Num Name Club 1 16:34 MO 70 Aaron Woodman Pace Running Club 2 16:51 M35 37 Kevin O'Boyle U/A 3 17:00 M40 105 Michael Bennett Ballymena Runners ...

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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 a programme of quality entertainment and this year we have exceeded our own high standards with a weekend of top  quality music and entertainment for you to enjoy....

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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 festival from near and far! All musicians very welcome! ...

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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. ...

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The attached form can be completed in advance and brought along with you on Thursday 8th September. Look forward to seeing everyone! ...

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  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 producing award winning paintings for Gig'n the Bann over the last number of years. This year he has presented the painting to the committee to raise funds for the festival's n...

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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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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 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, Lore ...

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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 2014 was taken by Eddie Coogan featuring the accordion player, Derek Hickey from the band, 'De Danann'. The winning photo from Gig'n the Bann 2015 was taken by Ti...

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Main Sponsors
  • Oranmore Guesthouse and Tea Rooms
  • Bannvale Credit Union
  • Bannside Pharmacy
  • Community Relations Council
  • Enkalon Foundation

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