The 20th ‘Gig’n the Bann’ Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place commencing on the 12th and finish on the 15th September. This festival has become one of
The 20th ‘Gig’n the Bann’ Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place commencing on the 12th and finish on the 15th September. This festival has become 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.
The ethos of ‘Gig’n the Bann’ is to bring together musical traditions across all cultural divides and the direction pursued in recent years has been to incorporate the Ulster Scots tradition alongside Traditional Irish music. This has greatly enhanced audience participation in a diverse range of events. It has also meant that people from different sides of the community have become exposed to music, song and dance that they may not have been familiar with before.
The ‘Gig’n the Bann’ programme for 2019 again includes the usual mix of Concerts, Traditional Music Sessions, 5K Run and Walk, Praise Service, Family Fun Day and Art Exhibition. There is also the opportunity to hear world class Pipe Bands at the ‘Pipe’n the Bann’.
‘Gig’n the Bann’ continues to grow each year from strength to strength with the organising committee striving to bring top performers to an audience that would rarely have an opportunity to see them perform live.
Artists/Groups appearing this year include Sharon Shannon, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh, Dave & Michelle Sheridan, Alan Costello and Eoghan O’Brien, Chris Madden & The Lucky Ducks and Portglenone CCE.
So whether you want to join one of the sessions or listen to the sound of the pipes and drums or attend one of the many concerts or outdoor events over the course of the weekend there will be something for the whole family with class entertainment on the banks of the Bann!
For more information about ‘Gig’n the Bann’ and to view the programme of events or for information about accommodation in the area, please visit www.gignthebann.com.
Tickets for the concerts may be purchased in Portglenone from All Occasions and Moments. Alternatively, they can be reserved by emailing [email protected].
For the latest up to date information about the festival, please visit the Gig’n the Bann Facebook Page. If you have any queries, then please call +44 (0)28 2582 1743 or send an email to [email protected].
12 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 15 (Sunday) 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time
Portglenone, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland