Looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Do your children love music like mine? Every March my family goes to hear live Irish music from our favorite Irish band, Abbots Cross. Abbots Cross is a local band from Bethel Park, Pittsburgh. Alan Booth and Mike Clancy, the talented musicians of Abbots Cross, are both music teachers in the Pittsburgh area. The combination of Alan's rich vocals and Mike's jazz background makes for an exciting musical experience.
Who influenced you?
Our influences range from The Wolfe Tones to John Coltrane.
Describe your style.
Abbot's Cross set list includes traditional and modern Celtic music as well as original instrumentals combined with jigs and reels inspired by Brian Finnegan and Michael McGoldrick.
Mike, tell us more about you, your family and your children.
I'm a professional musician. I love all genres of music. Two of my three children are budding musicians.
Alan, tell us more about you, your family and your children.
Music is my passion and my family and four children are my life. Mike and I are both music teachers, live in the same area of Pittsburgh and have a set of twins!
Where are you playing this month?
We have four performances this month. Come out and hear us!
March 11 at Claddagh from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
March 13 at Claddagh 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
March 16 at Hotel Indigo 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
March 17 at Claddagh 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
What future performances do you have coming up?
We'll be at the Tartan Festival next month in Bethel Park and the Pittsburgh Irish Festival in September.
April 22 at Tartan Day Celebration (Bethel Presbyterian Church)
September 8,9,10 at Pittsburgh Irish Festival (Homestead)
Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on all of our upcoming performances.
We're on youtube. Watch us here.
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