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January 2018

Richter City Rebels

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fairfield's dancing, music loving humans's are excited that Wellington's first and finest second line band: Richter City Rebels will be returning to Nelson this summer to once again perform in the courtyard. They are back with a brand-spanking new studio album and they're looking forward to sharing their vibrant and energetic show with the Fairfield crowd. "Hard work hard money" is the highly anticipated 2nd studio album from NZ's first and finest second line band: Richter City Rebels. Rammed with…

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Pipes in The Park

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band presents Pipes in the Park, two hours of Scottish music and fun in the Fairfield Meadow, with everything from traditional bagpipes and drums to singers and other musicians and even haggis! There will be food and drink available for sale, please be sure to bring cash for this. Entry is $10 per adult, and kids are free. Pay at the gate on your way in. Bring a rug or low chair to sit…

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February 2018


February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bazurka are a collective of Wellington musicians, coming together to present their modern take on balkan gypsy and folk music. Intricate and exotic melodies, driving rhythms and tear jerking ballads are all on the menu as this seven piece powerhouse present some of the best music to come out of Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and more. They have played at Wellington festivals CubaDupa and the Newtown Festival, and have recently been touring up and down the country. Food cart onsite…

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Paul Bosauder

February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kiwi Conquistador Wins Acclaim in Spain When New Zealander Paul Bosauder first heard flamenco he knew he was hooked: “For me, it was love at first hearing” he explains. But loving this exciting, highly complex Spanish music is one thing. For a Kiwi to win acceptance among the ranks of professional flamenco artists, is quite another. Yet not only is this Kiwi guitarist conquering Spanish audiences, he is now releasing his own album and undertaking a Pacific Tour in early…

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Esther Swift

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rising star of the Scottish folk scene Esther Swift is embarking on her debut New Zealand Tour. Heavily influenced by her folk roots, her music also combines jazz, blues and minimalist references. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of folk and classical harp music Esther has become a prolific songwriter, and a deep love of Scotland, specifically the Scottish Borders (where Esther grew up) and nature continually inspire and influence her music. Her newest EP ‘To’ is no exception.…

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Alistair Brown

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alistair Brown has been singing the old songs, and new songs written by people who like the old songs, since he was fifteen years old. He began his career helping out in the folk clubs of his native Scotland during the folk revival of the 60s, selling tickets, & opening bottles & occasionally concerts, for many of the great names in folk music. 1972 to 2002, he lived in Canada, where he was active in many aspects of folk song…

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February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Haunting, spirited vocals over hypnotic odd-meter grooves. A meeting of delicacy and power. Original compositions inspired by TUi MAMAKi's love affair with Bulgaria, spliced with traditional song, these are stories of love, harvest, death & transcendence. TUi MAMAKi is a vocal explorer, performer, composer/arranger, born in France, raised in Aotearoa/NZ and currently residing in Bulgaria. She can thank her musically adventurous troubadour family for giving her a taste for sounds from far-away places. In following her voice, she has travelled…

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March 2018

The Back of Beyond

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A genre-fluid meeting of kindred musical spirits. Blending sensitive song-writing and folk sensibilities with wild and courageous improvisation, multi-instrumentalism and a diverse and eclectic mix of originals and remodelled works collected during our various travels. From singer-songwriter to bluegrass to balkan to bollywood to accordion rap and beyond...... Craig Denham, ( Beyondsemble accordionist )and Nelson's Nathan Torvik and Siobhan Sweeney combine their considerable musical talents to bring us an evening of all of the above by way of "The Back…

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