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February 2020

2Bit Jug Band

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

There Ain't Nobody Like Those Guys! .... Papa John Gilroy (1904-1973) Take it from Papa John, the 2 Bit Jug Band is one of a kind! Ken Glastre (USA) knows how to deliver those old bluesy, jazzy tunes ..... with a Bit of Fun! His finger-picking guitar playing is powerful & dazzling, his vocal story-telling memorable & entertaining. “Where do you get those songs?”, asked of Ken at a recent performance. “The garbage can!”, his response. (Think of their songs…

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You, Me, Everybody

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You, Me, Everybody is about gifting others their moment to shine, a celebration of the virtuosity of the individual and the camaraderie of coming together in a musical moment. Taking their inspiration from a range of musical styles, You, Me, Everybody start at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that showcases the very best of Americana. Their backgrounds are as diverse as their ages and musical styles. Brothers Laurence and Sam Frangos-Rhodes are best known…

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March 2020

Gypsy Violin & Guitar; Fiona Pears & Connor Hartley-Hall

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the 'Quintette du Hot Club de France' back in the 1930s. The music Fiona and Connor will be performing in their upcoming shows will be a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heartwarming ballads and some well-known classics such as ‘ Czardas' and 'Sabre Dance’. These shows will…

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Boxwood Concert

March 13 @ 7:30 pm

The Best of Boxwood returns to Nelson with a global collaboration of renowned performers; traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Maritime Canada. Join us for an early celebration of St. Patrick's Day with some fantastic dance tunes, airs and songs. Chris NORMAN (CAN) - flutes, pipes, songs Catherine McEVOY (IRE) - Irish flute & whistle Rob ZIELINSKI (AUS) - fiddle Rennie PEARSON (NZ) - guitar, vocals, flute Chris hails from Lunenburg County Nova Scotia and his influential work as performer,…

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Mystical World Music with Monk Party

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come and enjoy an evening of music with father & son duo Monk Party. Pragunya & Nelson Myers-Daly are influenced by many cultures and traditions which have shaped their music to a wide variety of sounds having similarities to African, Indian, Middle Eastern and Jazz music. The foundation of their music is from their spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy who has written countless short mantric songs in Bengali and Sanskrit. The duo uses their life of meditation in harmony with these…

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Shades of Shakti : Cancelled

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

SADLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED if you have purchased Tickets @ undertheradar please refer to Shades of Shakti Facebook page. Fresh of their NZ Festival of the Arts performance; Shades of Shakti's music combines intricate fast melodies, virtuosic rhythms of the tabla and percussion, and the hypnotic tones of the sarangi, a highly resonant, ancient bowed instrument of India. This tour will feature India based Maestro, Sangeet Mishra, comes from a long line of sarangi masters from India’s holiest…

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Our Interbeing Nature Cancelled

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

An enlivening talk, exploring the meeting point of mindfulness, deep ecology and our place in the world. With Tarchin Hearn We will be in the beautiful meadow/gardens if the weather is fine, or inside if cold and/or wet. Morning tea and nibbles provided. Mindfulness is far more than a stress reduction technique. It is a way of wisdom that reveals every moment of experience as an immeasurably vast and deeply intimate exchange with a living world. With an appreciation for…

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Lachy Hamilton Jazz Trio CANCELLED

March 26 @ 7:30 pm

Lachy Hamilton Trio: SADLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED feat. Harry Morrison - Double Bass Patrick Danao - Drums Lachy Hamilton - Saxophone / Compositions Hailing from the small community on Scotland Island, Sydney, Australia, Lachy Hamilton began playing the piano at the age of four. Taking up the clarinet, and then saxophone soon after, his musical journey has taken him around the world performing with the likes of James Morrison, Wycliffe Gordon, Kate Ceberano, James Muller, Sarah McKenzie, Patti…

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April 2020

Caitlin Smith & Aro Cancelled

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an intimate night of stories in song at Fairfield House with Aro and Caitlin Smith Aro will be sharing infectious new songs inspired by Aotearoa’s nature and wild life in te reo Māori and English. Husband and wife Emily and Charles’ show is intimate, engaging and atmospheric with songs and stories that celebrate community and a blending of cultures. Aro mai, Aro utu, aroha. (To face, to be faced, to love). "Blending Emily's honey-voiced jazz with Charles'…

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Bright Star

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stuart Hoar’s successful play Bright Star is about the cosmologist Beatrice Tinsley and her extraordinary life contributing to our understanding of the Universe. With outstanding local actors, period costumes, music, projections and Fairfield House as a backdrop – this is a well-rehearsed play reading that will bring Ms Tinsley’s incredible story to life. Directed by Fingal Pollock. Bar available & Eftpos available. Tickets at Eventbrite $15 groups of 4+ and concession/ $20 individuals

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Mairi Campbell: Cancelled

April 26 @ 7:30 pm

Mairi Campbell is a pioneering musician receiving critical attention for her remarkable singing, powerful concerts and unique solo music theatre productions that push the boundaries of Scottish traditional music. Her music, which combines voice and viola, has a rooted quality, encompassing wide-ranging interests from Scottish dance music to soundings and improvisations. Her voice has been heard worldwide thanks to her version of Auld Lang Syne, with David Francis as the Cast, being used in the pivotal New Year’s Eve scene…

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August 2020

Seeking Vision, Nelson Sound Journey

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An invitation to stop, relax and listen. Winter is the time to go within, reflect and rejuvenate. In this shamanic exploration Sika will provide a sacred space to deeply listen. You may bring a question or intention that you're already working with. Or just an openness to journey. Together we'll lie back and let the sounds carry us... Sika plays intuitively from his beloved collection of instruments, including several didgeridoos, drums, native flutes, rattles... foraged objects such as leaves, stones,…

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