The 5th Tower of Mindon Concert

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>

The first band were Polnolunie.

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Yule Screenshot Roundup – Part 3

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.

Miss Louella Introducing the Acts
Miss Louella Introducing the Acts

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Ninny Hammers Play In New Lore Hall

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.

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Yule Screenshot Roundup – Part 2

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.

One of the Bands, Whose Name I'm Afraid I Don't Know
One of the Bands, Whose Name I’m Afraid I Don’t Know

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Forochel Fishing Contest 2016

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.

The Anglers Assemble In Michel Devling
The Anglers Assemble In Michel Devling

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Songburrow Yule Tree Ceremony

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.

Mulled Wine and Minced Pies Round the Fire
Mulled Wine and Minced Pies Round the Fire

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Blula’s Birthday Bash

On Wednesday 7th of December 2016 the following announcement was made at “Night of the Muses”, on the Laurelin server in LOTRO.

Every Christmas J. R. R. Tolkien wrote a letter from Father Christmas, to his children.
They were posthumously published in a book called “The Father Christmas Letters”.
“The Father Christmas Letters” was edited by Baillie Tolkien, the wife of Christopher Tolkien.
Saturday is Baillie’s 75th Birthday.
To celebrate a group of bands are holding a mini-festival.
On Saturday “Baillie’s Birthday Bash” takes place at the Methel Stage, on Laurelin, starting at 7:30pm GMT, 20:30 CET, 2:30pm Server.

This was all true except the bands were meeting to celebrate “Blula’s Birthday Bash”, for the *mumbles indistinctly* birthday of a very special hobbit lass, Miss Blula (A.K.A. Minimim, Sase and Verity). It was organised and hosted by Miss Belaya of the “Struck by Moonlight” band, to thank Miss Blula for all the help and encouragement she has given and for all she has done for the LOTRO music community.

So on Saturday 10th of December 2016 an expectant audience gathered at the Methel Stage.

The Audience Assembled
The Audience Assembled

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The Rolling Kegs Play “Music From The Mithril Screen”

On Saturday 19th November 2016 the Rolling Kegs played a concert of “Music From The Mithril Screen” in the Greenhouse at Thorin’s Hall, on the Laurelin sever in LOTRO. As the title suggests, they played songs from the movies and TV. The Greenhouse at Thorin’s Hall is rarely used as a venue and the light there has a unique, atmospheric green colour, so I thought I’d post some screenshots of the event. If you’ve never visited the Greenhouse, the door to it is between the main Thorin’s Hall building and the skirmish camp.

A long shot showing light streaming into the Greenhouse behind the band.

Rolling Kegs Play Music from the Mithril Screen
Rolling Kegs Play Music from the Mithril Screen

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