Return to form

Join our mailing list for the latest news

News

Thanks + Beth's Bday! 

Hey 9cc'ers!
 
We had a glorious St Paddy's weekend with you! Cincy weather co-operated and we got to play to a crazy huge dancin' crowd, and we raised the roof with Columbus folks at Byrne's Pub on St Pat's proper.
 
To keep the love going, we're doing a special performance for our flute player Beth's 50th b'day this Friday night, at our fave haunt Byrne's Pub. Bluegrass happy hour is free from 7 - 9, and 9cc will get going around 10:30 or so. It'll be a late night - but worth it! We'll be doing a shorter set, there's no cover, and the best Guinness pour in town will be flowin'. There's no end to the fun.
 
And of course, there's always Kevin's dancing.
 
 

9 Castle Green 

Hey fans!
Speedo season is just around the corner and 9cc is here to get your body ready for its debut. A 9cc show is the perfect workout/diet plan for you!  
 
Our plan features music that will literally put hair on your chest, and not just any kind of chest hair, the thick, curly kind a lady can run her hands through. You will also have access to an abundance of alcoholic beverages to help tone a round, juicy beer belly the women will be dying to rub. Finally, follow along with Kevin’s unique dance moves such as “the white man jog” and “the hillbilly arm swing” to give your new features a nice sweaty glisten.
 
Come give life to your perfect speedo figure at one of our upcoming shows, and while your there say hello to new band members Tim O’ Neill (formerly of  Knotfibbin’) and Hugh Stockler (formerly of Lacking Judgement and the 43rds).
 
Upcoming dates:
Saturday, March 15, 6 pm   Fountain Square
http://myfountainsquare.com/event/st-patricks-day-celebration/
 
Monday, March 17, 8 - 11 pm Byrne's Pub
 
Friday, March 28, 10pmish - midnightish Beth's crazy 50th b'day party at Byrne's Pub
 
Also, at Byrne's on St Paddy's, 9cc's of Tully will be doing an acoustic set from 1 - 3 pm. This will include Kevin, Beth, Stuart and Tim cranking out some trad tunes!
 
thanks,
www.9castleclose.com
https://www.facebook.com/9castleclose
 
 
 

HERE WE GO!!! 

A New Day, yada yada, Goodbye, blah blah blah...
enough with the sap already! Let's get this party started! 
Of course we'll be missing our furry lil' Paddy,
but we're excited about moving forward and having handsome,
youthful Hugh on board.
(yeah, we're shamelessly trying to hook the young chicks to come out).

But most importantly, we're ready to rock!
Here's the upcoming places to come have some beer and craic with us:
March 15th, 6-7:30PM
http://myfountainsquare.com/event/st-patricks-day-celebration/

March 17th, 1-3PM(9cc's of Tully), 8-11PM(full show)
http://www.byrnespub.com/events/

 

A New Day 

"Of all the money that e'er I've spent
I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done
Alas it was to none but me
And for all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all"
-The Parting Glass

Several years ago I sat down in a Waffle House booth with 3 surly looking characters to discuss putting together an Irish rock band.  We had only a general direction of wanting to write and play fun, high energy music that we enjoyed.   We downed our scattered, smothered and covered hash browns and coffees and went right to work, swapping mix CD's of new and old songs, writing and recording some really weird stuff (with some good ones in there as well) and had ourselves a jolly old time.

Fast forward 6 years today, the day I must officially bow out of what has been a huge part of my life and probably the greatest complete musical experience I've ever had.  Sometimes the most precious gift we can give is time and as much as I love 9CC, the time it takes to create magical musical moments is greater than I can offer right now.  As the proud papa of two awesome kids, I want to spend as much time with them as possible and enjoy the small moments of parenthood while 
they're still young and cute.  Once they become teenagers, I'll probably be begging to get out of the house again!  My 3 year old son has already shown some musical talent, you can see here serenading his little sister!

Hugh Stockler, an old friend of the band, is someone you've no doubt seen at many a 9CC gig, sometimes running sound, sometimes dancing and drinking and sometimes passed out on the bathroom floor like a true 9CC'er!   He will be taking over the lead guitar duties going forward, so please join us in giving him a big welcome!  His first 9CC gig will be at the Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day festival on March, 15, so come on out, cheer him on and buy him a few welcoming rounds.  I'll 
be there as well, so, you know, if you're in the drink buying mood and all...

While it saddens me to leave Kevin as the last remaining original member, I'm also excited about what this next chapter offers me and the band.  I have met, made with music and shared stages with some of the greatest people and musicians from all over the world.  And I've been blessed to be in a band with no only incredible musicians but also great friends, from prior members bassist Todd Hale, drummer Ryan Gross, piper Larry Fortson and fiddler Ken Burns to the current lineup of Kevin, Mike, Beth, Stuart, Tom and now Hugh. 

And then there's you, the fans of the band, you wonderfully scraggly group of music lovers. I truly thank each and every one of you for making me feel so welcome in your pubs and festivals, so loved in your company and so lucky to be part of something as warm and inviting as the Celtic music scene.  You've put a notch in my heart that will always be reserved for you.  Here's to you all, I look forward to seeing you at the pubs and fests and sharing some mighty great music and pints with you!   And as Glen so solemnly sings, "good night and joy be with you all".

Cheers,
Patrick  


 

Wrap Up DIF 2013 

 Well, that's a wrap on Dublin Irish Fest 2013 and we had an amazing weekend!   Thanks to everyone for coming out and a huge thanks to Pat Byrne and the entire gang at the DIF for all the hardwork they do to put on one of the greatest festivals in the country.  It is truly top-notch and an honor to be a small part of it.  We're already looking at the calendar for next year.

But before next year arrives, we've got some business to attend to.  Next up, the Cincinnati Celtic Festival on Sept. 14th.   This will be our first visit to the Cincinnati Celtic Fest and we're really looking forward to it.


Dublin Irish Festival 2013! 



This weekend is one of our favorites of the year;  it's the Dublin Irish Festival!     Come rock yourself silly as we celebrate the honor of opening the Celtic Rock Stage Friday, because those folks knew there wasn't a better way to kick off the rock'n festivities! Come early so you can be at the stage by 4 pm, beer in hand!

Then we're back Sunday - after the church service, nonetheless! - to rock a little more at 1 pm. If you come before 11 am, YOU GET IN FREE!!! Check the schedule for the many spiritual services - including pagan. They're all free.    Here's the full event schedule.

Bring your dancing shoes and good change of clothes, it's gonna be fun!

What Fun! 

 Boy, Cincy and Columbus sure know how to have fun!  Thanks to everyone for making St Patrick's Day 2013 such a great time!   Can't wait to do it again in 2014?  Well you don't have to, just check the schedule for upcoming dates.   We'll see you soon!

Happy Rockin' Holidays! 

 Hey all you boys and girls out there in Toy Land, 9 Castle Close wants to wish you a warm and groovy holiday season! As you bake your holiday cookies and decorate your trees, remember the reason for the season and spread a little rock 'n roll joy. We highly recommend you enjoy a little more nog than egg!

We look forward to seeing you in the new year. Keep in touch with us via web site, Facebook, Twitter, or Santa Express. And since the world did not end on Friday, we look forward to having some fun gigs in 2013.

Peace on earth, and goodwill towards all.
9CC

Last Saturday Ever Party! 


Well, according to the Mayan calendar and Mike's great uncle Bud, the world is ending on Friday, December 21st, 2012. So we're having the very last Saturday night party EVER on Dec 15! Forget those cheesy end of the world songs like 'It's the End of the World As We Know It' or 'Party Like It's 1999', we're going to party our asses off and play some kick ass Celtic rock.

So please join us at Byrne's Pub on Saturday December 15th, where the food is hot, the beer is cold, the people are cool, and you can warm your heart. Take your vitamins that day because there WILL be dancing.

Speaking of dancing, here's a shout out for great event happening on the very last night of humanity. Check out on Facebook The Last Party on Earth, a public event sponsored by Jacob Kaufman. It's a cool dance party being held on Friday, December 21.

If the world really is about the end, don't you want to have some fun? See you out there!

RSS

Featured Video