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January 2020

Tattletale Saints

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$20

YEH! 2020 sees old friends Cy & Vanessa returning to Fairfield with their just released Dancing Under the Dogwoods, an album of perfectly intertwined harmony vocals, masterful musicianship, and clever yet emotional songwriting. Originally from Auckland, 2014 Tui Award winners Tattletale Saints now live in Music City USA, Nashville Tennessee. With the 2020 release of their third full length album, vocalist/guitarist Cy Winstanley and vocalist/bassist Vanessa McGowan celebrate choosing a tough path, and conquering seemingly insurmountable obstacles to chase a…

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February 2020

Scottish Harp & Guitar; Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$15

Two of Scotland’s most lauded traditional musicians bring their passion for their countries music and cultural tradition alive with exhilarating adrenalin and ecstatic emotion. Take the oldest Scottish instrument, the clarsach (harp), and the newest addition to the traditional music arsenal, the guitar, and throw them in the musical blender of Scotland’s biggest city Glasgow and out comes Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy! Superb instrumentalists with a shared passion for traditional tunes, they perform as if sharing one mind, combining…

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Richter City Rebels

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$20

YES!! the Band will be back in Town!! Aotearoa's first and finest New Orleans second-line band Richter City Rebels are hitting the road again for their annual summer tour around the beautiful South Island! Returning to the one and only Fairfield House to deliver their signature explosive beats & feel-good vibe that has you dancing out of your seats. Get your tickets at undertheradar and prepare for a joyful and juicy plate of strong, rich New Orleans fire.

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The Hermsen Sisters’ Band

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15

YEH! We missed out seeing them at the Arts Festival! however this time they will show at the Fairfield Courtyard for an evening of good music & boogie. Nelson’s own Hermsen family is synonymous with locally produced, quality grassroots music. Growing up surrounded by music, the Hermsen sisters have been inspired to play country tunes with reggae and Cajun influences. With their talented band, they play a mix of popular and less well-known songs from their favourite artists.

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2Bit Jug Band

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$15

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
$20

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
$30

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
$25

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
$15

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
$20

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
donation

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
$20

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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