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November 2020

Coppermine Junction

21 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Coppermine Junction is a 4 piece Bluegrass band from Nelson. With a repertoire of songs from fast foot stompers to waltzes, channeling Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien and Earl Scruggs. Featuring the great sound of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and double bass, Coppermine Junctions' old time mountain music raises spirits. Their music is sure to leave you grinning and coming back for more. Bring your dancing trousers and be ready to raise a sweat! BLUEGRASS in THE COURTYARD gate opens 7pm…

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29 November, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

BOOKINGS at Eventbrite Chill in the Fairfield Courtyard on a Sunday afternoon with Sun City Soul, Nelson’s favourite soul band! Ease back and listen or get up and dance to the sounds of a 7-piece band, playing classics by the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. Sun City Soul features the vocals of the unmistakeable Mr Dan Moon and Trudi Wilson, a rocking rhythm section, and two horns. Git on up! Tickets $20 from EventBrite (plus booking fee) or…

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December 2020

Los Galanes ..

6 December, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Los Galanes Latin ensemble made up of a vibrant international group of professional musicians with a passion to play and entertain Latin and French rhythms to one and all. Los Galanes boasts an eclectic mix of members hailing from all over the world.

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Summer Equinox Meadow Dance

18 December, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This evening is for people who just want to dance... by popular request, we're back again. It seems we can't go wrong! The recipe of a beautiful dance floor, great music and people seems to be a good one! The height of Summer is a perfect moment to loose yourself on a bouncing dance floor in a breath-taking setting. Take your shoes off and let your hair down where Summer will be in full swing. Hester will take us on…

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January 2021

Sun City Soul

January 3 @ 7:30 pm

Groove & mingle in the Fairfield Courtyard on a warm summer's evening with Sun City Soul, Nelson’s favourite soul band, featuring the vocals of the unmistakable Mr Dan Moon and Trudi Wilson, a rocking rhythm section, and two horns. It’s guaranteed to be a high-energy night of classic soul anthems that just feel so good!! Keep dancing on in 2021 We have so much to be celebrating!! Tickets $20 from Eventbrite (plus booking fee) or on the door if not…

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January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Zealanders Oscar West and Rennie Pearson are celebrating ten years of playing and touring together as the traditional music duo Polytropos. They have just released their first full-length album. Multi-instrumentalists West and Pearson are masterful, passionate players of Celtic music arranged in an adventurous, conversational style. Their infectious stage presence and musicality has been a hit with audiences since their debut concert at Wellington Folk Festival in 2011 and in the intervening years they have worked extensively as professional…

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William Shakespeare’s: The Comedy of Errors

January 20 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until 17 January, 2021

An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until 20 January, 2021

This summer we bring you Shakespeare’s most farcical play. Slapstick and mistaken identity, shipwrecks and puns, bungling servants and Dukes. All delivered in Shakespeare’s delicious verse. A crazy tale of twins separated in a shipwreck, a father facing peril to find them again and a wonderful happy ending with unexpected reunions. Entry: Pay what you decide for the actors. Fairfield Refreshment Stall will be operating raising funds for Fairfield. Local wines & beers, Chia Sisters drink,s Appleby Ice cream, teas…

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Richter City Rebels

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Aotearoa's first and finest New Orleans-style brass band. Made up of top calibre Wellington musicians, the Rebels bring the warm, infectious sound and magnetic culture of New Orleans back to the Fairfield Courtyard for the 6th year in a row. YEAH! MAKE WAY, MAKE TIME FOR THE Brass juggernaut that is the Richter City Rebels Tickets on eventfinda $20 adults & $10 under 18years plus booking fee. Door sales $25 if not sold out.

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PIPES in The Park aka the Meadow!!

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pipes in the Park is back this summer at Fairfield House Meadow! Join the City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band for some Celtic music and dance in the sunshine. This year we have an exciting guest joining us, Jordan Johnston, one of the country's top A Grade solo pipers, who will be performing several solo pieces. We also welcome back our wonderful guest performers; the lovely Jacquie Walsh and James Wilkinson, the Kahurangi Irish Dance School, and the Single Malt…

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February 2021

Klezmer Rebs

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Klezmer Rebs are an 8 piece Wellington band formed in 2002 that plays (mostly) klezmer music, an engaging style of world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe in the 1800s and 1900s. Klezmer then went to America and in the early 1900s began to fuse with jazz and swing. There has been a worldwide revival of klezmer music since the 1980s. Klezmer Rebs instrumentation includes guitar, mandolin, clarinet, violin, accordion, keyboards, trombone, helicon (like a tuba),…

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Alpaca Social Club

February 12 @ 8:00 pm

The Alpaca Social Club is the bringing together of 2 kindred musical souls. Both musical adventurers and travelers, on different instruments and across a multitude of styles, Jon Sanders and Craig Denham are something of a live phenomenon. With strong roots in acoustic music, celtic trad and various world styles and playing “The music they love from wherever that comes from” they’re always ready to take live music into unexpected places with skill, humour, passion and a sense of adventure.…

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Wild Fire – Sika & Koffie

February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Feel the heartbeat of the earth. An uplifting night of Didgeridoo & West African Drums. It's also Valentine's Day, so a perfect opportunity to gather together and feel the love! Sika & Koffie have joined forces for this special concert. Two masters of their crafts with enough positive energy to raise the roof! Hypnotic drum rhythms and deep didgeridoo combine with voice and soaring natives flutes. Expect a mixture of joyful, upbeat dance songs and slower, heartfelt improvisations. A dynamic…

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