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Winterfest 2019

Eagle's Eyrie

Meet Eagle's Eyrie!


What's the story behind your band's founding?

My first experience with LOTRO music was walking into the Prancing Pony on Friday night. I eventually started playing solo songs at Bread and Jam, and throughout Middle Earth. Then one Friday I asked Master Kenghis how many pcs you need to start a band, and he just said you need email accounts for the number of clients you want for your band. I was like, "Oh, ok, thanks!!!"

How did your band get its name?

 I originally wanted the name the band The Greenway Bards, but for some odd reason, SSG believes Greenway is not a Middle Earth name...So in haste, I called the band Sageway Bards. Substituted "green" with another green, "sage". After a month or so, I just decided to call the band Eagles' Eyrie as I am a huge bird fan. And what a lofty goal to reach...the nest of an eagle. After all, eagles have a really good reputation in Middle Earth. So I guess it is a goal to achieve or at least try to model that reputation, and become as noble as the eagle so to speak:)

How did your members meet one another?

It is just me, Elrintel Hawk. My sidekick alts are Branstan, Rockstan, and Elfstam. I have a 5th, Tanstan, but right now I am 4 piece, but that could change. No promises.

How would you describe your band's music?

I would describe our music as diversified. We play anything from Amadeus Mozart to ZZtop. 

How do you decide which songs to play?

I just play what I think sounds great with LOTRO instruments. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I succeed. 

Do you have a signature song?

Yes, When the Eagle Cries, by Iced Earth. I changed the lyrics and re-titled the song, When the Eagles Fly.

What's the highlight of your band's time together?

When we are playing and it makes someone happy!

Do you have any stories about a time when things didn't go so well?

Umm, every time I play I forget to do something, whether it is one playing the wrong song, or playing the wrong instrument. I just coin it the term, That was the into!

Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?

Usually we play Bread and Jam every Friday on Crickhollow, and recently we are at Thorin's Gate Monday afternoon on Laurelin. Sometimes I will also attend Elvensees on Crickhollow, and Ales and Tales on Landroval as well. I would be interested in other time slots during the week.

Does your band have a website, Twitter feed, Youtube channel, or links to any performances?

The only internet appearance we have is at the 2019 Shirefest as a last minute addition. A band that was scheduled to play was a no show, and I had 25 minutes to decide if I wanted to play in their place, get my band to Shirefest, and play a one hour set. It just so happened that my band was there in the Shire (not logged in), so I said "sure, I will play." It was an honor to be asked to play, and it was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful event.

Eagles' Eyrie @ Shirefest 2019 

There are plans to expand to a band website in the future.

What's the one thing we should know about your band above all else?

That we are committed to respectful ambassador of the music community on LOTRO and provide the fans of LOTRO with a song that will make them enjoy this wonderful music system. 

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your group?

Yes, we also support all the other bands on LOTRO! I believe there are many wonderful people in the LOTRO music community, and I am honored to be a part of that community! Thanks to all the other musicians for accepting me, and my band, Eagles' Eyrie!!! :) Keep playing! If it puts a smile on my face, it certainly will put a smile on someone else's face too!