On Saturday 12th October 2019, The Gallic Villagers played an OAKS concert. OAKS is short for the Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series, (somebody really wanted that to spell OAKS). I suspect that someone was Miss Acorne, who organises and introduces the concerts. As always the concert took place in the Oldfurlong neighbourhood of the Shire homesteads, on Laurelin, in LOTRO.
On the weekend of 7th/8th September 2019, Gondamon Rock Night took place in the dwarf stonghold of Gondamon, on Belegaer, in LOTRO. Here are some screen shots I took at the event.
The Brago Brothers (and Sister)
On Sunday 25th August 2019, The Arda band held a celebration of their 3rd anniversary at their kin house, on Laurelin, in LOTRO. After an opening set by The Arda themselves, a selection of bands played. Here are some screen shots I took at the event.
The Arda’s Opening Set
On Saturday 20th July 2019 the Weatherstock concert 2019 took place at Weathertop, on the Landroval server, in LOTRO.
I’m afraid the best laid plans of mice and hobbits often go awry. I planned to do all my RL stuff and get my characters into position before the concert started. However I didn’t and so I missed seeing the LMB megaband and the first four bands live; though I did listen to them on Miss Druidsfire’s Twitch stream. I have included screen shots of the bands taken from the stream by kind permission of Miss Druids. The YouTube playlist of her Weatherstock concert 2019 videos are here.
On the weekend of 13th/14th July 2019 the Weatherstock Concert Series took place on the Bree Festival Stage, on Landroval, in LOTRO. I missed Saturday but here are some screen shots from Sunday.
The Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band
On Saturday 11th May 2019, the fifth “Forest of OAKS” music festival took place, on the Laurelin server, in the mmorpg “Lord of the Rings Online”. OAKS stands for “Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series” (somebody really wanted that to spell OAKS). Every month Miss Acorne Oakley hosts an OAKS concert in the Oldfurlong homestead of the Shire housing area. Every year a “Forest of OAKS” music festival is held in which the bands from that year return to play a 30 minute set.
The first band were Harfang’s Family.
On Sunday 7th April 2019 the Second Breakfast kinship hosted a special edition of their regular Elevenses event to bid farewell to Miss Rosalie Rumble, on the Crickhollow server, in LOTRO. Miss Rosalie has been on since Crickhollow ever since it opened in 2010 and she created the Shirefest event, the premier music festival on Crickhollow. In real life, for the last few years Miss Rosalie has been battling against cancer and sadly that battle is coming to an end. Miss Rosalie said that before she sailed to the west she wanted to have one last party and so the Second Breakfast kinship organised this event.
On the weekend of 16th/17th March 2019 Bullroarer Took Day was celebrated by various events, in LOTRO. On Landroval it was the “A Day on the Greenfields” festival on Saturday 16th. “A Day on the Greenfields” continued over on Belegaer on Sunday 17th. On Crickhollow the Second Breakfast kinship held their annual Bullroarer Took Day pub crawl. On Laurelin The Greenbrambles played their annual Bullroarer Took Day concert, as part of the celebrations at “The Took’s” statue.
On the first day of “A Day on the Greenfields”, on Landroval, I’m afraid I only saw four bands. The first was No Drama.
On Saturday 16th Februray 2019 the “Dog Walk with Music” event took place on the Gwaihir server, in LOTRO. It was in memory of Miss Infernosounds, a much-loved member of the LOTRO community, who passed away in December.
I knew Miss Infernosounds through seeing her regularly at various musical events in LOTRO. She always greeted me warmly and was full of fun. She had a great love of in-game cosmetic pets and, at the Wild Mill concert in Frostbluff in December, gave me, and everybody else there, a present of a black mastiff cosmetic pet. It was her love of dogs that inspired the event being a dog walk. She will be greatly missed by me and all who knew her.
The dog walkers gathered at the Bree West Gate and were entertained by Les Daft Pigs.
On Monday 24th December 2018 the weekly “Dwarves’ Night Out” event took place at Frerin’s Court. It featured the debut of a new band, “The Ironhammer Brothers”, consisting of Whye and Byrnvard.