On Saturday 27th May 2017 the first second “Pool Party” took place on the Belegaer server in LOTRO. It was held at the pool at the Bree Festival Grounds and hosted by Lifeguard Brago. Eight bands; Struck by Moonlight, Die Mondbarden, Frische Brise, Hopfenfee and Friends, Wild Mill, Michel Delving Bunny Watch, Ohrwurm and later Skarn, played in a ping-pong format.
On Saturday 13th May 2017, Miss Acorne Oakley presented “The Forest of OAKS”, in the Oldfurlong Homestead, on the Laurelin server, in LOTRO. The bands who had played in the OAKS concert series, over the last year, returned to Oldfurlong to play a 30 minute set. Here are some screenshots of the bands.
First were Polnolunie.
There then followed a 10th Anniversary Tribute to Middle Earth music. Eleven bands each played one Middle Earth themed song. The first were Andune Ensemble.
The Breakfast Club.
The Oatbarton Hillbillies.
Brandywine and Biscuits.
The Traveling Bilberries.
A Rock and a Hard Place.
The Brandy Badgers.
Die Bunten Vogel.
After the tribute the bands resumed playing their 30 minutes sets. I’m afraid I missed The Hope and The Shire Tramps due to playing with the Bree Lore Hall Ensemble on Landroval, however I made it back in time to see Instant Play.
and last but not least The Rolling Kegs.
Finally Miss Acorne gave a speech and Miss Anerea and friend played a closing song.
On Saturday 25th February 2017 the annual Trout Tickle took place at Oatbarton, in the Northfarthing of the Shire, on the Laurelin server in LOTRO. The anglers gathered around the pond at Northcotton Farm.
On Friday 24th February 2017, the 5th Tower of Mindon concert took place on the Landroval server, in LOTRO. The Stock Tower, in the Shire, stood in for The Mindon Tower. I am a bit hazy about the whole thing because it was mostly in Russian. From what I understand, this concert used to take place every year on a Russian server. The Mindon Tower was built to honour either Ingwë, the High King of the Elves, or somebody called Mindon or maybe they were the same person (don’t ask me, I’m not the Tolkien Professor). Anyway this concert is on their birthday. <Edit: See Master Gerhalt’s comment below>
Here is the third and final part of my LOTRO Yule screenshot roundup.
On Tuesday 27th December 2016 I attended “Gala Du Lierre Touffu”, which I believe translates as “Gala of the Ivy Bush”, in the Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton on the Sirannon server in LOTRO. Normally I can’t make it to this event but having lots of spare time over the holidays allowed me to this one time. Miss Louella introduced the acts.
On Saturday 7th January 2016 the Ninny Hammers played a concert in their new regular venue, the new Lore Hall, on Landroval in LOTRO. The Lore hall, which, I believe, had only been opened the previous day, has been added primarily for the Tolkien Professor’s new course, “Exploring the Lord of the Rings”. From now on the Ninnys plan to play their weekly concert there, at the usual time of 7pm GMT, 20:00 CET, 2pm server time. Here are a few screenshots I took at the concert.
Here is the second part of my LOTRO Yule screenshot roundup.
PC problems meant I couldn’t make it to the Green Dragon Friday New Year’s party in Brockenborings, my kin’s New Year party on Evernight or the Breakfast Club concert on Crickhollow .
However I did manage to get my PC running in time to attend the Belegaer New Year’s Eve concert. There were a number of bands, including Die Mondbarden, the Brago Brothers, Skarn, Die Bunten Vogel, the Maidens of Vanimor, who played until the wee small hours. Due to me getting confused about the New Year starting an hour earlier on the continent, I missed the big moment but never the less enjoyed myself immensely.
Going from left to right there was a band whose name, I’m afraid to say, I don’t know. If anyone can tell me the names of the bands I don’t know please do. To avoid any confusion the hobbit in the red robe is neither Vethlo nor Hooh.
On Sunday 18th December 2016 the Shire Angling Club organised their first ever fishing contest in Forchel, on the Laurelin server, in LOTRO. The anglers assembled at the Michel Devling stable master in the Shire, where Master Ponso had arranged transport to Sûri-kylä in Forochel.
On Saturday 17th December 2016 the annual Songburrow Yule Tree Ceremony took place at Songburrow Hall in the Shire homesteads on Laurelin, in LOTRO. Songburrow Hall is the home of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom kinship. Before the ceremony mulled wine and minced pies were served round the fire.