NCMA. from the outside

Venues for 2024

We have a number of great venues around Nelson city central.
venue type
  • All
  • Sessions
  • Accommodation
  • Students
  • Ceili
  • Concert
Venue Map


48 Nile St, Nelson

What's on at this venue:

Most classes

Saturday morning student registrations & induction

Meet the tutors – Saturday afternoons

The Ceol Aneas AGM – Sunday afternoon

The Showcase Concert – Sunday night

NCMA. from the outside

Nelson Central School

70 Nile Street, Nelson

What's on at this venue:

Instrumental Classes

The Nelson Central School is just down the road from the NCMA.

The school is used for some of the festivals instrumental classes.

Nelson Central Primary School

Prince Albert

113 Nile Street, Nelson

What's on at this venue:

Accomodation, Sessions and Singing

It’s worth the walk. If you’re staying there it’s even easier

They have Great food. And – This year we’re expecting to be able to play well into the evening…

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons we have the cafe to use for Singing Sessions

The Prince albert Backpackers & Bar from the outside

Two Thumb Brewery Co.

32c New Street, Nelson

What's on at this venue:


This has become a bit of a favourite venue for Ceol Aneas, with the proprietors being very welcoming.

Come and join us for a session, to listen or just great musical wallpaper.

Have some dinner, some drinks and Relax.

People inside Two Thumbs Brewery bar, photo by Wiphala Studio

The Free House

95 Collingwood Street

What's on at this venue:


The Free House has been a very supportive venue for Ceol Aneas for many years with the local Tune Players there every Wednesday evening

Some rollocking sessions are held there. And it’s the place we wind down on Monday afternoon.

the Free house from the outside

Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar

151 Hardy Street, Nelson

What's on at this venue:


We’re lucky to have the the Kismet Coctail & Whisky Bar available after the Showcase Concert on the Sunday evening. Another grand venue to play tunes

Kismet Bar, Nelson from the outside

Trafalgar Street Hall

67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

What's on at this venue:

The Ceili Dance on Saturday evening.

Saturday and Sundays afternoons Set Dancing classes.

Trafalgar St Hall aerial view

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Early bird ends: 21 Apr 2024
Instrumental classes are designed for intermediate and advanced students.