Named after a town in County Antrim, Ireland, Abbots Cross is a dynamic Celtic group who has been performing together for nearly 20 years. Alan Booth's resonant vocals, coupled with Mike Clancy's flute and percussion skills shaped by a jazz background, create a unique and thrilling musical blend. Paul Busalachhi on bass and Josh Gerba on drums add a strong foundation, driving the music with rhythm and depth. Their diverse musical roots in jazz, classical, rock, and folk infuse a fresh energy into traditional Celtic tunes, showcasing a commitment to both honoring tradition and exploring innovative musical territories.

About Abbots Cross

Featuring Alan Booth on guitar and vocals and Mike Clancy on flute and percussion.

​2024 Performances

January 26 - The Harp and Habit

                      - Steubenville, OH  (8:00 - 10:30)

January 28 - The Frick Art Museum Celebrates

                        The Red Dress Exhibit (4:00)


February 22 - The Harp and Habit

                       - Steubenville, OH  (8:00 - 10:30)


March 1 - The Bible Chapel

                - Rostraver, PA (7:00) - Full Band

March 2 - Wheeling Celtic Festival 

                - Wheeling, WV (5-7) - Full Band

March 3 - The City Winery, Pittsburgh

                - (7:30 - 9; Doors open at 6) Full Band

March 15 - The Elkton Pub

                  - Lisbon, OH (6:00 - 9:00)

March 16 - 2024 Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Parade!

​March 16 - Bella Terra Winery

                  - Hunker, PA (6:00 - 9:00)

March 17 - Quaker, Steak, and Lube 

                   - Sharon, PA (4:30 - 7:30)

March 22 - The Harp and Habit

                   - Steubenville, OH (8:00 - 11:00)


September 14 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (TBD)


October 5 - Harper's Ferry Highland Games

                   - Harper's Ferry, WV (3:30 - 4:15)

 




PAST PERFORMANCES

2023 

March 4 - Wheeling Celtic Festival(Full Band) (1:00 - 3:00)

March 4 - The Bible Chapel, Rostraver(Full Band) (7:00)

March 10 - Cranberry Sports Grille (6:00 - 9:00)

March 11 - Performing in St. Patrick's Parade

March 11 - Market Square, Pittsburgh (Noon - 1)

March 11 - Arsenal Cider, Dormont, PA (7:00 - 10:00)

March 17 - The President's Lounge, Akron, Ohio (8:00AM - 11:00AM)

March 17 - Quaker Steak and Lube - Sharon, PA (1:00 - 3:00) 

March 17 - Southpointe Golf Club (6:00-9:00)

March 18 - Carlow University (9:30 AM)

March 18 - The Rusty Musket, Boswell, PA (3:00 - 6:00)


July 15 - Penn Hills Library (2:00 - 3:30)


August 12 - Murrysville Community Park​ (5:00)


September 9 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (3:00)
September 16 - Ligonier Highland Games (10:00 and 5:00)

September 30 - BP Irish Fest​ (5:00 - 8:00)




2022 

January 28 - Brick House (Lawrenceville) (6:00 - 9:00)


February 24 - Greer Cabaret Theater (7:00 - 9:00)


​March 12 - Private

March 13 - Carnegie Library, McKeesport (2:00 - 3:30)

March 17 - Quaker Steak and Lube (Sharon, PA)

March 17 - Bennigan's, Steubenville, OH (7:00 - 10:00)

March 18 - Bella Terra Winery (Hunker, PA) (6:00 - 9:00)

March 19 - Rusty Musket Distilling (Boswell, PA) (3:00 - 6:00)


​April 2 - Tartan Day @ Bethel Presbyterian (2:00)


June 14 - Townsend Summer Concerts (6:30 - 8:30)

June 30 - West Moreland Arts and Heritage​ (5:30 - 6:30)


​August 11 - Backyard Stage, Pittsburgh (5:00 - 7:00)

August 20 - Market Square Car Bazaar (Noon - 2)

August 20 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival (7 - 8:30)

August 27 - Market Square Car Bazaar (10AM - 11:45AM)


September 10 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival

September 17 - Ligonier Highland Games

September 22 - Olde Spitfire Grille (6-9)

September 24 - Bethel Park Irish Festival (6-9)


October 14 - Soergel Orchards (6-9)


November 4 - Olde Spitfire Grille (6-9)

November 30 - Holiday Market at Station Square


December 10 - Harp and Fiddle Celtic Christmas​




2021 

March 11 - Bay Path University, MA (7-8:30)

March 12 - Enfield Public Library, Connecticut (6:30)

March 13 - Crafthouse Stage and Grill (12-2)

March 17 - Bennigan's, Steubenville (12-2:30)

March 17 - Cranberry Sports Grille (5:00 - 8:00)

March 19 - Bella Terra (6:00 - 9:00)


May 22 - Irish Night - Row On for Brendan (2:00 - 6:00)


August 12 - St. Valentine Festival

August 17 - Downton Summer Concert Series (5-7)

August 20 - Private Event 

August 21 - PPG Wintergarden (Private Event)

August 24 - Downtown Summer Concert Series (5-7)

August 28 - Private Event

August 31 - Downton Summer Concert Series (5-7)

​September 11 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (11:30 & 4:15)

September 18 - Ligonier Highland Games (10:45)


December 14 - Holiday Market at Market Square (5:30 - 7:00)


2020 

March 7 - Monroeville United Methodist Church (1:00 - 2:00)
March 8 - Carnegie Library, Oakland (2:00 - 3:00)

​March 9 - Ollie at Baumhaus (7:00 - 9:00)

March 12 - Soergel Orchards, Wexford (7:00 - 9:30)

March 13 - Greenhouse Winery (6:00 - 9:00)

​March 14 - Crafthouse (12:00 - 2:00)

March 14 - Bella Terra Vineyards (6:00 - 9:00)

 

​April 4 - Tartan Day, Bethel Presbyterian Church


July 2 - West Moreland Arts and Heritage Festival (5:30 - 6:30)


September 12 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival

September 19-20 - Ligonier Highland Games

 

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2019 

March 2 - Monroeville United Methodist Church (1:00 -2:00)

March 8 - Ripepi Winery (Monongahela) 

​March 14 - Soergel Orchards in Wexford (7:00 - 9:30)
​March 15 - Aurochs Brewing Company -6:00-8:00

March 16 - Crafthouse - 12:00 - 2:00

                - Beerhead Bar, Pittsburgh  4:00 - 7:00

​                - Bennigan's, Steubenville, OH 9:30

March 17 - Claddagh Irish Pub - 10AM-12:30

                 - Cranberry  Sports Grill - 3:30 - 6:30

 

April 6 - Tartan Day, Bethel Park 

 

June 14 - Ripepi Winery (Monongahela)-5:00-8:00

 

July 19 - AOH Division 23, (116th Anniversary)7-10

July 21 - Ligonier Highland Games Picnic (12:45 - 1:!5)

 

September 7 - The Pittsburgh Irish Festival (11:00)

September 14 - Ligonier Highland Games (11 & 1:15)

September 15 - Ligonier Highland Games (11 & 1:15)

​September 17 - Bennigan's, Steubenville, OH (7:00 -10:00)

 

October 27 - Scottish Sunday (Butler, PA)

 

December 11 - People's Gas Holiday Market (6:30 - 7:30) 

 

 

2018 
March 9 - Ripepi Winery (Monongahela) (5:30 - 7:30)

​March 15 - Soergel Orchards in Wexford (7:00 -9:00)

March 17 - Claddagh Irish Pub (10AM - Noon)

March 17 - Foggy Goggle at 7 Springs (2:30 - 6:30)

 

May 19 - Claddagh Pittsburgh (9:00 - 11:00)

 

​September 8 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (11:!5 & 2:15)

September 23 - Ligonier Highland Games (10:00 & 3:00)

 

​November 24 - Holiday Market @ Market Square (6:30 - 8:00)

 

December 1 - Holiday Market @ Market Square (4:00 - 5:00)

December 20 - Holiday Market @ Market Square (5:00 - 6:00)


2017 

March 11 - Claddagh Irish Pub (12:00 - 2:30)
March 13 - Claddagh Irish Pub(5:00 - 9:00)

March 16 - Hotel Indigo (7:00 - 9:00)

March 17 - Claddagh Irish Pub (5:00 - 8:00)


April 22 - Tartan Day, Bethel Presbyterian Church


June 3 - Three Rivers Arts Festival (2:00 -3:00)


September 8 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (5:15)

September 9 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (11:15)

September 10 - A Fair In The Park (3:00)

September 23 - Ligonier Highland Games

                         

October 14 - Christmas In The Woods, Ohio (12:00 -3:00)

October 21 - South Hills Assembly


2016 

January 2 - Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle (9:00 - 1:00AM)

January 16 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)


February 6 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)

February 27 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)


March 12 - Claddagh Irish Pub (12:00 - 3:00)

March 17 - Claddagh Irish Pub (5:00 - 8:00)

March 19 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)


April 29 - Claddagh Irish Pub (7:00 - 10:00)


July 3 - West Moreland Arts and Heritage Festival (11:00 - Noon)

July 22 - Claddagh Irish Pub (7:00 -10:00)


August 19 - Claddagh Irish Pub (7:00 - 10:00)


September 9 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (4:45)

September 16 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)


October 8 - Christmas In The Woods (Noon & 2:00)

October 21 - The Supper Club (7:00 -10:00)


December 2 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)


2015 

September 13 - Pittsburgh Irish Festival (1:00)

September 25 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)


October 10 - Christmas In The Woods (11:00 -3:00)


November 6 - Claddagh Irish Pub (7:00 - 10:00)


December 4 - The Supper Club (7:00 - 10:00)

December 30 - Ligonier House Party (5:00 -8:00)

​December 31 - New Year's Eve at Claddagh (6:00 - 9:00)

​                       - 6:00 - 9:00