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

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Session Trail

3 Oct 2022
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Music and Singing Workshops

19 Sep 2022
Music and singing workshops by top musicians! Please book early to guarantee a place. Details on how to book can be found on the attached poster. ...
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Gig'n the Bann 2022

10 Sep 2022
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Oranmore Guesthouse and Tea Rooms Sponsorship

8 Sep 2019
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, Gerar...
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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 week...
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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 u...
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Bannvale Credit Union Sponsorship

2 Sep 2019
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 thei...
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20th Festival Flyer!

1 Sep 2019
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. Tha...
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Tickets on Sale 9am Monday 3rd June!

2 Jun 2019
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 1...
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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 21st 'Gig’n the Bann' Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place from the 7th - 9th October 2022. The festival is 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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Artists - 2022

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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