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.
As traditional, Miss Lina released the Laurelin Hobbit Yule Video (shown below) on Christmas Eve. On “Lina’s Biscuity Burrow” she talks about the video here.
I took some screen shots during the video shoot, but delayed publishing them to avoid spoilers. So here they are:
The cast assembled outside the Quick Post Office in Michel Delving.
On Saturday 22nd December, The Breakfast Club played their regular concert on Crickhollow, but with Christmas songs and band uniforms.
Here is the first part of my Yule Screenshot Roundup for 2018.
The first events of the Yule season were the No Whole Bard concerts on Crickhollow on Sunday 25th November and on Landroval on Sunday 2nd December.
Sorry but this post has been sitting in draft form for the last year. During the year my hard disk got corrupted and I lost a lot of the screen shots I was going to include in it. So I decided to finally publish it “as is”.
On New Year’s Eve 2017 a “Silvester” party took place on the Belegaer server of #LOTRO. Although I’d never heard the term before people started talking about the “Silvester” party on Belegaer; “Silvester” refers to Saint Sylvester’s Day, 31st December. In some countries, on the continent, this is what they call New Year’s Eve. The bands gathered at the stables, near the Prancing Pony in Bree, and followed the usual “Sonntags-Bree-Musik” round-robin format.
On Saturday 3rd November 2018 the Barbel Bounty fishing contest took place on the Laurelin server, in LOTRO. In the early hours of the morning, the anglers assembled at the Bird and Baby Inn in Michel Delving.
Here is a round-up of screen shots I took in LOTRO over Halloween 2018.
On Saturday 27th October things kicked off with “A Haunted Harvestmath” on Crickhollow. At the haunted burrow the Breakfast club and the Alt Rock Band played a ping-pong concert.
On Saturday 12th May 2018 the 4th annual Forest of Oaks concert took place in Oldfurlong, on Laurelin, in #LOTRO. Miss Acorne Oakley present a concert featuring all the bands who have played OAKS (Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series) concerts over the past year. Here are some screen shots I took at the event.
The Orchestra of April’s Kindred Songbirds
A super-group of the solo artists from April’s OAKS.
Today’s No Whole Bard concert, on Landroval, in #LOTRO, was disrupted by a group of angry protestors. They occupied the stage, forcing the band to play their concert from the benches normally reserved for the audience. The protestors, from the #nomoretricksysongs movement, were worried about a repeat of last weeks tricksy songs concert on Crickhollow. Undaunted, the band reprised last weeks concert and, despite themselves, the audience enjoyed the concert.
No Whole Bard play two monthly concerts on the Pracing Pony stage in Bree. They play on Crickhollow on the last Sunday of the month, and on Landroval on the first Sunday of the month. Start times vary as the clocks go backwards and forwards, but currently they are at 7am server time, Noon BST, 1pm CEST, 9pm AEDT.
On 25th March 2018 the Lonely Mountain Band kinship celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a number of events. The events must have been well attended because the only time I’ve had worse lag was at Weatherstock. When I tried to take a screen shot my PC froze up for ages so I’m sorry about the limited number of screen shots.
The first event was a mounted procession from Ered Luin to Bree. The non-kinnies gathered outside the Falathlorn homesteads while the kinnies listened to speeches inside.
Fashionably late, the LMB kin members joined us.
We then headed through Ered Luin towards the Shire.
Once into the Shire we headed to the Brandywine Bridge.
At the Brandywine Bridge we paused to let everybody catch up.
Then on Bree!
At the Prancing Pony stage the Andune Ensemble played their regular concert.
Miss Holly has posted a video of the concert on her YouTube channel.
Next the founder of the Lonely Mountain Band kinship said a few words.
Then the Lonely Mountain Band Mega-Band played for an hour.
After the concert the raiders gathered for the “Mad-As-Heck” raid.
We then headed up to Esteldin.
We then headed out to Dol Dinen, armed with frying pans, butter knives, rolling pins and sparklers, to give the orcs the beating they so richly deserve.
Finally in Graug’s tent we lined up for some screen shots.
Many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band kinship and all who took part and wishing the LMB kin another 10 years!