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Geraldine Donnelly (festival treasurer) at the beautiful Oranmore Guesthouse & Tea Rooms, another of the festival main sponsors. Geraldine accepted a cheque on behalf of the committee from the proprietor, Gerard McLarnon. Sincere thanks for your generosity. This victorian themed house with spectactular gardens has a reputation for fine traditional home cooked cuisin...

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More breaking news!

6 Sep 2019

Breaking News!!! Twice in one day!! We are delighted to announce that world famous traditional group Altan will be performing on Sunday 15th September at this years festival. We will announce further ticket details over the weekend. A good end to a stressful day. We really hope you will like and share as we need to get the word out!!! ...

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Breaking News

6 Sep 2019

Breaking news. We have just been informed that due to circumstances beyond the control of the festival that Sharon Shannon is unable to perform at Gig’n the Bann on Sunday 15th September. This is a huge disappointment to us. We are working hard to secure another headline act for this concert and will update as soon as we have any news. All tickets purchased for this concert will be refunde...

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Sincere thanks once again to the Bannvale Credit Union for their generous sponsorship. Pictured accepting the cheque on behalf of the committee is festival secretary, Siobhan McCormack. Please support them as without their generosity the festival would not be possible. ...

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The very special 2019 flyer in celebration of the 20th festival this year. Thank you to Eddie Coogan of Digital Photography N.I for his beautiful photo of the River Bann. ...

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20th Festival Poster!

21 Jul 2019

The very special 2019 poster in celebration of the 20th festival this year. The poster was designed and produced in conjunction with Sinead McKeever of SM Marketing, thank you Sinead, it was a pleasure working with you. Thank you also to Eddie Coogan of Digital Photography N.I for his beautiful photo of the River Bann. ...

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Tickets on Sale 9am Monday 3rd June! Available online from our website or in Portglenone from 'All Occasions' and 'Moments'. Friday 13th September: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Chris Madden Saturday 14th September: The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Dave & Michelle Sheridan, Alan Costello and Eoghan O'Brien Sunday 15th September: Sharon Shannon Trio Portg...

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Exciting news ... the third of our main bands for the 20th festival is 'The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh'!! They have performed at the festival a number of times over the years, without doubt a show not to be missed ...

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Really excited to announce another headline act for the 20th festival ... Sharon Shannon who will take to the main stage on Sunday 15th September. Also performing on the night will be the fabulous local musicians from Portglenone CCE   ...

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Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year! We are really excited to announce that the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will perform at the festival for the fourth time on Saturday 14th September 2019!!! This is the first of our big announcements for a very special year, the 20th festival ... we will keep you posted over the coming weeks and months. Save the da...

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Main Sponsors
  • Oranmore Guesthouse and Tea Rooms
  • Bannvale Credit Union
  • Bannside Pharmacy
  • Community Relations Council
  • Enkalon Foundation
  • Favour Pet Foods
  • The Honourable The Irish Society

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