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January 2021

Richter City Rebels

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$25

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
$10

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
$20

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
$20

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
$20

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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Ras Judah & Culture Embassy

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$15

Ras Judah and Culture Embassy band is a Wellington-based, 10-piece international multicultural outfit, hence the name “Culture Embassy”. The band’s musical style is an infusion Afro jazz and roots reggae. Culture Embassy started in Wellington back in early 2013 as a collaborative music project between Ras Judah and friends. Ras Judah hails from Botswana in Southern Africa. He has been playing music professionally for over two decades, has recorded three solo albums as well as work on several collaborative projects,…

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March 2021

Madame Tragédie & Accomplices; The Lady Sings the Blues

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$20

Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell & Madame Tragédie is a multi-faceted performance artist with a passion for music and the stage, heralded by (NZMM July 2003) to be one of NZ’s most musical Scottish imports. From Europe to Australia and onto New Zealand this independent musical luminary has performed on various platforms, from the streets, schools, and prisons to National, and International festivals and major events. Ma Bell makes a return to Nelson with her latest body of…

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Farewell Summer, Greetings Autumn Meadow Dance.

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20

This evening is for people who just want to dance... On this evening Summer gives way to Autumn making it a perfect moment to serenade Summer on an alive conscious dance floor and in a breath-taking setting. Gather your friends and get yourself along. $20 concession / $25 full Tickets at at the door, pay by cash or Internet bank payment. TIMETABLE 7:00pm - Mellow tunes kick off on the Meadow. Time to arrive and begin to unwind. 7:30pm -…

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April 2021

Astronomical Interests of Fairfield’s Atkinson Family.

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
donation

Nelson Science Society and Fairfield House have the pleasure of hosting an informative evening as part of Nelson's Tuku 21 Whakatū Heritage Month. Duncan Steel will talk about two remarkable members of the Atkinson family and their astronomical interests. Arthur Atkinson who built Fairfield House, observed the Transit of Venus in 1882 on a 4" Browning telescope. In 1885, on his new 8" Cooke Telescope, Arthur observed a total solar eclipse. The 4" Browning telescope used to witness the transit…

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French for Rabbits & Terrible Sons

April 8 @ 7:30 pm
$25

Wellington’s ethereal dream-pop gems French for Rabbits are pairing up with Terrible Sons for a weekend away in the South Island. They will present their dreamy, perfectly-paired music to lucky audiences in Nelson, Blenheim and Onekaka, before French for Rabbits head off to perform at Wanaka’s Festival of Colour. _______________ French for Rabbits released a handful of singles in 2020 – including the soaring chamber pop of ‘The Dark Arts’ in December which is the first single from their forthcoming…

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LIFE’S ABSURDITIES & OTHER STORIES

April 10 @ 7:00 pm
$10

Nelson resident Mary Glaisyer is old. Very old. Well 70 something, if you really want to know. And she likes telling stories. She’s always told them. It’s one her raison d’etres, (if you can have that in plural) and she has a few. Some of her stories are funny, some are downright peculiar and some are just … well just Mary, if you know what I mean. Come along for an evening of non-stop enjoyment. Mary Glaisyer began performing standup…

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May 2021

Monty Bevins “Catalina”

May 7 @ 8:00 pm
$25

Following on from the 7 years of constant touring that fuelled the EP 'Traveller", Monty's first 2 years as a father have defied him to delve deeply into what slowing down might uncover. The single "Catalina" gives us an intimate insight into this world, via the imaginary lens of whoever owned that abandoned trailer sailer down the road... There had to be a song in it! Embracing change, reinventing life, and connecting to the source are themes that drive Monty's…

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