Weatherstock Concert Series: Breakfast Club

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Well, I better declare an interest here as I play for The Breakfast Club! I’m the one with badgers nesting in his beard.

So, let’s hear from bandleader Dallofin Bolderbrook in his own inimitable style:

Th’ Breakfast Club has appeared at th’ Previous two Weatherstock Festivals, (2011 an 2012)

We play an impromptu concert in Bree every Saturday which can be anywhere from 45 minutes t’ a hour an a half long on our Home Server o’ Crickhollow, went t’ Gladden last Fall t’ play a concert as a prize fer CSTM’s Child’s Play Auction, an just recently came t’ Landroval t’ play a bit fer th’ Races…

We are Th’ Breakfast Club on Landroval but home is Crickhollow where we are known as Second Breakfast.

Th’ Breakfast Club is a Band that originated with th’ Second Breakfast Kinship on Crickhollow, but which now counts as Band Members folks from 3 or 4 other Kinships as well. Th’ thing that binds us t’gether is th’ desire t’ play GOOD music fer th’ Free Peoples, an t’ add t’ th’ repertoire o’ music floatin around Arda as many new arrangements, interestin lyrics an yes, even original melodies as we can. Although we have several members that come up with new songs fer th’ Band t’ play, we ain’t above playin other folks’ tunes, so long as they are well-built an musically interestin. An we hope that others’ll find our contributions t’ be worth playin as well. Tho I’m sure this can be said ’bout any o’ th’ Bands that’ll be playin in Weatherstock (an many that won’t be as well), we’re all just terribly pleased that th’ Valar have given us th’ ability t’ make music in Arda, an we hope t’ use that ability help bring harmony, both literally an figuratively, t’ lands o’ Middle-earth.

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Weatherstock Concert Series: Mornie Atlantie

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About Mornie Alantie

The following lines will serve to bring a little light into the darkness of our development. Many of us, the following will seem familiar, because they were part of the development process of Mornie Alantie. For all the new companions and friends, which we know not so long, the lines may give a short overview of how our community has emerged.

The elf glanced again the first lines, which decorated the sheet, a smile playing on his lips, and already the spring came again to their determination

The beginning …. it is difficult to determine a beginning, because our clan emerged from a different community. Many of us were part of this community which bears the name Nirnaeth na i Anar. As I said, many of our current members were united under this name some time and went into the land until this condition should change.

There were differences of opinion, which abandon the founder of this clan Gilweneth, rhyme and led me to the shelter in the middle of our beloved friends and their own paths. This step is not easy for us, but it was necessary and as hard as it partly fell, we left three on a cool autumn this year, the home of the clan Nirnaeth na i Anar for the last time and new paths.

Where would lead us the way, we do not know yet and we moved a couple of days lost through the country. A return would not exist and we know the other communities put represents no way to find what we were looking for. We talked about it a long time, searching for solutions to ultimately the only correct result for us to find – Starting Your Own Community.

I took off to get the necessary papers and after a long time finding a suitable name, the Mornie Alantie in the familiar surroundings of Reims house was on 1 Founded Narbeleth day of the month. Mornie Alantie – the darkness has fallen, the name under which we should read together through the country to come against the rise of the Dark Lord and his minions proceed. A small community, but we had to be adamant gone the right way! Some had to be organized to make the decision one way or another. The days went by and many of our former companions at the Nirnaeth na i Anar followed in our ranks, each did so in its own special way and it would more than fill this page if I would write every story. New acquaintances were bringing in new members were fortunately their way to us and confirmed us in to have gone the right way!

So much for the development of our community, we will try our history, which we will keep in the room to capture the most important events that affect our community.

May our journey together be long and not too rocky! But no matter what challenges are also waiting for us, united by our community, we defy them!

Curudirion put the pen to the side, waiting for a moment to the written lines were dried and looked happy to be working. He tied the sheet into a roll and placed it in the still empty space on the bookshelf. His work here was done initially and nimble step he left the study behind to enjoy the last rays of the setting sun on the bench outside his house.

Our band consists of members of all races, even if dwarfs are present only seldom. Our kinship and thus our band exists since 3,5 years and we have some great musicians who mostly write the songs manually. Our music style is mostly lore style based inspired by medieval music. But we also have some modern songs in our repertoire.

Band information

The nameless Band was formed by Arelas on Belegaer in late 2008, almost a year before our kin was founded.

At first we only played for ourselves. Later, when we started playing in public, we took over our kin’s name for the band.

We created many new songs and more musicians joined us. We gained a lot of experience in performances and concerts, and last year we won the people’s choice award at Weatherstock.

Our music style reaches from medieval to modern music. We have re-arranged versions of known titles, but also own composed songs.

For Weatherstock we translated some of our German lyrics into English.

Band members (different names on Landroval in brackets):

Arelas (Arelias)
Curudirion
Gilweneth
Gvenya
Cendolgar
Perinulf
Marebald
Ranilia
Clopin (Myrke)
Gavi (Gavii)
Fenjae
Gwaewyn

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Weatherstock Concert Series: Andunie

Yay, Andunie – or as we in The Andune Ensemble like to say, our sister band! Sorry about the name confusion, guys.

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Well, here’s what by Makalaure Canafinwe has to say about the band:

I am Makalaure and the band Andúnië is made of Elves who came together two years ago originally on the Laurelin server. I hesitate to say “my” band, even as bandleader, for each one of us is capable of leading and I know some are better than I am at the job so it’s not really my band at all. We are a team. We also play in other bands for the enjoyment of it because we like and respect each other.

Each band member is extremely talented. Many of us are real life musicians and we create our own songs for game play with themes of Arda. We LOVE music and we hope it shows! Last year at Weatherstock we were the band that played the drum song written by Phedelene. This year we hope to be back with more original tunes that might wow you! 

We have performed many times on both Landroval and Laurelin and we have played for the well-attended Grand Elven Ball for several years on Laurelin. We test our new songs each week and give impromptu concerts on both Laurelin and Landroval.

We were at Weatherstock last year and won the Light In The Dark award. We pride ourselves on original songs created by our members.

Band Members:

Andúnië band members are: Ancalimo, Earalenia, Earmoth, Elinnea, Fernith, Fionnuala, Lhasbelin, Makalaure, Miste, Nifferil, Phedelene, Taendis, Tamaren, Tuilieth. There are others but I am afraid I will spell their names wrong. Our members are from Russia, Europe, Australia and the USA.

Kinship: 
We are an all Elven group from many kinships who are drawn together by our love of music. We play on Landroval and Laurelin.

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Weatherstock Concert Series: A Rock and a Hard Place

What a great start to the Weatherstock Concert Series with outstanding concerts from all bands concerned – and, no, I’m not going to single out my favourite(s). It was also good to see the attendance levels being so healthy considering we are in the holiday season now for many players.

This weekend we have 4 more bands for you to enjoy. First to perform will be A Rock and a Hard Place.

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In their words:

We are the only band on Dwarrowdelf performing in public and on a weekly basis so far and we’ve been on it for more than half a year now. We play self-converted music and we like a mix of modern day music from heavy metal, rock, pop, sometimes folk and even classical or computer game music.

Sometimes we use custom lyrics, sometimes we cite along the original lyrics, but mostly we rely on the sound of our music as we play for the sound and the fun listening to the tunes. A huge portion of the songs is done by our bandleader but our other members are contributing some valuable songs as well.
Currently our band consists of 4 fixed members and a few people that join us every now and then for the concerts.

Web site: http://rockandahardplace.weebly.com/index.html

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Weatherstock Concert Series: A Flock of Smeagols

Best band name EVER!

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Our final concert this weekend will feature A Flock of Smeagols (feat Don’t Tempt Me Frodo.

Here’s what they have to say about themselves:

Flock of Smeagols was originally a Kinship created on Silverlode server by Mirinaeth. The band has been created on Landroval to play at Weatherstock in Don’t Tempt Me Frodo’s stead, due to unavailability of most of the same members from last year. Durrann and Codella are the founders of the Flock of Smeagols band, and the circumstances of their meeting was…er…special, indeed.

FoS has played two independent, one-ish hour concerts on Landroval within the last month and has made an appearance at both Ales & Tales and the EMS Open Mic. Members have performed as part of Don’t Tempt Me Frodo for weddings, server events, private parties, Ales & Tales, Open Mic shows, solo shows, and of course, Weatherstock!

Durrann and Codella are getting more involved in .abc creation and are definitely planning to create an original piece for performance at Weatherstock. We will also likely be working with the Lyrical system, and have some fun currently in the works with that.

We’ve been wanting to do more with event design and creation, but that has been a challenge, as over half of our normal members are in the middle of pursuing higher education, which, as we all know, tends to monopolize a person’s life, at the time. Good news though folks, there is this grand thing called Summer Break!! Huzzah! \o/

Music style – a little of everything. Our original composition will likely be something more serious and lively, but we aren’t beyond doing cheap covers and twisting existing popular songs for our own devious purposes (*foreshadows*). For those that have attended our concerts, you’ll be aware that our signature song is “I Ran”, which we think is both appropriate and particularly amusing.

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