On Saturday 4th April 2020, The Little Wanderers 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 Sunday 5th April 2020 the First Annual Rosalie Day, organised by the Second Breakfast kinship, took place on the Crickhollow server, in LOTRO. Miss Rosalie Rumble was one of the founding members of Second Breakfast, and later became its leader. She was a pillar of the Crickhollow music community and she created the Shirefest music festival and the Crickhollow Music website. Miss Rosalie passed away last year, but before she did Second Breakfast threw a farewell party for her. On the first anniversary of that farewell party they held the first annual Rosalie Day party. People from many servers in LOTRO gathered at the Bird and Baby Inn, to remember her. Here are some screen shots from the event.
On Sunday 15th March 2020 the LOTRO music community gathered to pay tribute to, and to remember, Geoffroi, who passed away on 28th March. Known in real life as Jim, he was a loved and respected member of the LOTRO music community, whether as Geoffroi of “The Andune Ensemble”, Pipes of “Thorn and Roses”, Blondel of “The Breakfast Club”, Polyantha of the “Aleford Band” or as Keli of the “Lonely Mountain band” and the Windy Acres Ranch.
The concert opened with the official tribute from The Andune Ensemble.
On Saturday 15th February 2020 a memorial concert for Veronika/Infernosounds/Vronlyn was held on Weathertop, on Gwaihir, in LOTRO. Miss Infernosounds, as I will always think of her, was a much-loved member of the LOTRO community, who passed away in December 2018. The concert was a year after the “Miss Infernosounds Memorial Dog Walk with Music” event. I’m afraid I only realised afterwards that I had cosmetic pets disabled on my LOTRO client, so the screen shots don’t include the dogs that Miss Infernosounds kindly gave to many people, including myself. I think I must have disabled it to cut out the noise of cosmetic pets at another concert 😦
Before the concert proper started there was some informal entertainment.
Over the weekend of Friday 17th to Monday 20th January 2020, the Winterstock music festival took place on the frozen lakes, near Thorin’s Hall, on Landroval, in LOTRO.
On the Friday the first band were…
The Gallic Villagers
As the Hobbit Yule Video has now been published, here are some screen shots I took during the filming.
On Saturday 30th November, the first part of the video shoot took place, in the Bramblebury neighbourhood, in the Shire Homesteads. The hobbits assembled outside the Hoemstead Provisions.
On Friday 20th December “A Rock and a Hard Place” moved their concert from the Bree West Gate to Winterhome.
Over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th December the annual Winterfest music festival took place on the Crickhollow server, in LOTRO. Sadly the bands who played on Friday were too late for me. On Saturday Polnolunie started the ball rolling.
Here is the first part of my Yule Screenshot Roundup for 2019.
No Whole Bard
As is traditional, the first event of the Yule season was the No Whole Bard concert on Crickhollow on Sunday 24th November.
Sorry about the delay but here is the 5th and final part of my Yule screen shot roundup 2018. To quote Douglas Adams, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by”.
On 29th December 2018 the Brandy Badgers held their annual Winterhome Wassailing event, on Laurelin.