Archive for March, 2011

Ales and Tales at the Fairgrounds

I’m behind on my Ales and Tales reports again! So here is this week’s, and then we will see about the weeks I missed…

Harperella is on vacation, so Locney and Lennidhren are hosting in her absence for a few weeks. Yesterday we gathered at the Bree Fairgrounds.


But is the presence of a dance instructor so near the party an advantage – or a hindrance? More on that from Melanie, later in the program!

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Ales and Tales Returns to Gondamon

I liked this week’s corner of Gondamon much better than the last time we held Ales and Tales here, though! (Then, it was on the steps in the main courtyard. Steps are tricky for screenshots.)


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The Road Goes Ever On – Now in ABCs!

A while ago I posted some midis that I made years ago from “The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle” of music by Donald Swann with lyrics from Tolkien’s poems. Well, finally, with help from Fionnuala’s posts about ABCs on CSTM as well as Astleigh’s posts on My.LOTRO, I’ve learned enough to convert them to be played in game. Encouraged by this success, I’ve checked the book out from the library again and am working on transcribing some more of the songs. I hope to be able to finish the whole song cycle…and then maybe we can have an Old Winyards concert!

The songs are on The Fat Lute; easiest way to find them is searching for the Artist: Donald Swann. I uploaded a solo version as well as a group version (3-4 parts mostly) for each song. Lyrics can be found back on the midi post. Help yourself and enjoy singing a bit of LOTR lore in game!

Ales and Tales with Mar Vanwa Tyalieva

This is LAST week’s Ales and Tales. Yes, it took me a whole week to get the writeup done. I was so tired every night last week…anyway, I can’t let this one go unwritten-up! Not when it combines MVT and Dharius’ first gig as an A&T host! Harperella was unable to attend so Dharius acted as MC, and I helped out as stage manager. Which was possible because of the fact that Old Winyards got to take a break and let Mar Vanwa Tyalieva play as the house band at their kinhouse!


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Ales and Tales at the Harp and Dragon

I came this close to calling this post “Ales and Tales with Captain Cowbell.” Sorry, Andeon. 🙂

This week’s Ales and Tales celebrated the grand opening of the Harp and Dragon Inn, located in one of the kinhouses in the Lonely Mountain Band’s Bree-land neighbourhood of Raglan. Harpertara, proprietress of this fine new establishment, welcomed guests to the inn and invited them to help themselves to snacks at the breakfast table. But I don’t have pictures of that because Old Winyards was running a bit late after some of its members had been having problems staying connected and so our practice got started late. Anyway…we arrived at the Harp and Dragon to find Rayana just about to open with a song about a Hobbit inspired up atop the Hill.
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Click the button for reports from the 2010 Spring Blogger Gathering, hosted by Linett of Nimrodel!

Berethron of Brandywine hosted the 2010 Summer Blogmoot.

The Winter Blogmoot was held on December 4, 9 p.m. EST at the home of Telwen of Silverlode.

Next up: The Spring Blogmoot of 2011 shall return to Nimrodel with Tuiliel (Whart, aka user-1027520) hosting! Linett is looking forward to another local moot!

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