A good start of the Fall season - Gazette Issue 10 - 1423 S.R.

Oh, I am still  a bit tired from last night's OAKS concert! What a show! The Chapel of Musical Friendship brought us, beside their friendship, many a fine and danceable tune in a variety of musical styles! They were all fine musicians and their leader(s) made fine work arranging the many tunes. And they all looked alive and merry. "So good to see a non-bot band!" Someone exclaimed. I had to think about what that meant, but I had to agree that it was a good thing, judging from what I saw and heard.

A special mention here of Master Brandebras, a fine lute player who, at the OAKS concert, played short intermissions while the other musicians were paging through their music collections to find the right tune. Unfortunately for Master Brandebras (and us) the bandmembers were quite competent at finding their right parts, so his performances were very often cut short by the band leader. You could see his dismay, but he kept stepping forward every time with a new lute tune. Bravo!

So yes, OAKS's new series has begun with a flying start. The next one will be in October and you'll read more about it in this Gazette.

But the month has more to offer than that: ...


10th Anniversary Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
More info
Saturday  4
 19:30The Traveling Bilberries at Methel Stage
More info
Saturday  11November  20:00November OAKS More info later 


 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar Monument
Bird & Baby Yard Party
Michel Delving, Bird & Baby Inn
 19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30 Hobbit Market
Michel Delving, Crafter's Square
 19:30Night of the Muses
Michel Delving, Eldar monument
 19:30 Bird & Baby Yard Party
Michel Delving, Bird & Baby Inn
 19:30 Green Dragon Friday
Bywater, Green Dragon Inn

For more events and information make sure to check the Hobbitcalendar!
All the above times are UK time. To get Servertime subtract 5

  • Scream Dragon Friday! By Lina Willowwood    Friday the 13th.  Friday the 13th?  Eek! It is Scream Dragon Friday!    Date: Friday October 13 *shivers*  Time: 7:30PM ((UK / 2:30PM servertime))  Location: Green Dragon ...
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    Posted Oct 3, 2017, 8:01 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted Oct 3, 2017, 5:18 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Grand Order of the Lost Mathom, 10th anniversary party By Lina Willowwood  10 years! We've been around for 10 years!   Oh dear... I suppose this means we have to celebrate?  Yer right, we will! And we hope to ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2017, 5:27 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Live at Longo's! The Evendim Hillbillies in concert. By Janco Bloatfoot  Hiya, dear readers,   I bring you some fine news from Oatbarton: The Evendim Hillbillies, a local band, will be playing a concert in the Shire. No need ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2017, 12:05 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • The Traveling Bilberries will be travelling home again!  from the desk of Jonquil Rivers    What:    The Traveling Bilberries in concert   Where:   The Methel Stage, Bywater   When:    November 4, 19:30 ((UK time, 15:30 servertime ))     Those hobbits that ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2017, 12:41 PM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:08 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 5:52 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • A fishing match at Bamfurlong with surprising results! By Ponso Pondhopper    As part of the annual Harnkegger Games, organised by Durin’s Folk and The Blue Mountains Regiment, we were proud to host a fishing match in the ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2017, 5:44 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • The Return of OAKS!! By Acorne Oakley   Hiya ta all the fun-lovin folks of Middle Earth!   Many of ya folks have asked me when will the OAKS be comin back?    Well..........*drum roll ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2017, 5:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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  • Swans – Food or Menace? By Toadflax Nosely  While it still remains to be seen whether the recent increase in the number of swans frequenting the villages of the Shire is the result of fowl ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2014, 4:04 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 1:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted Dec 12, 2013, 8:28 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 8:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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    Posted May 7, 2017, 2:16 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - the Silly Dragon By Pycella Woodberry   The Silly Dragon   Once there was a land far from here   And there, many dragons dwelt   They spat fire and ruled the skies   Hoarded treasures and enjoyed ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 4:17 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - A hill never climbed By Ponso Pondhopper   The other day I took a stroll,  With no particular aim in mind.  To pass some time, my only goal;  Perhaps to see what I could find ...
    Posted May 7, 2016, 2:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - The Secret of the Battle of the Greenfields By Hollyberye, a Shire cook    The Secret of the Battle of the Greenfields    When Golfimbul woke this very day He was aching for a Hobbit fray He dragged his hideous ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2016, 1:27 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - the Thing that even Bullroarer fears By Lina Willowwood    the Thing that even Bullroarer fears   A taller lad yer never saw  The stoutest Took in farthings four   A full-size steed he rode with pride   His ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 10:42 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - A Game of Golf By Ponso Pondhopper   A Game of Golf   Bandobras Took was the son of the Thain    The tallest then alive   It was said, of course he could ride a horse   His ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 10:31 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - Ode to the Grand Order By Simbo Rumblebelly   A poem written in honour of the Grand Order's Eigth Anniversary. In a time when there are many bad things going on, it's emphasis is ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 6:30 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • The poem that won first prize at the Harnkegger Games 2015 By Volko Fastbite   The day was bright, the grass was green,  No cloud had yet the blue sky seen,  And in the calm of afternoon  A hobbit walked, dark-haired ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2015, 4:01 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Poem - Fireworks By Simbo Rumblebelly, drawings by Master Fidgit   Boom!   Fireworks   Oh, light up the sky And light up the world In magical colours That fizzle and twirl The stars are all ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 4:20 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
  • Song - Yard Party Thrill By Toadflax Nosely    Here's a song about our lovely weekly Bird and Baby Yard Party and also I have made the music I use for it available (see the ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2015, 7:34 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
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A thriving community of friendly hobbits, bustling with activity. Home and namesake of the Bramblebury Gazette and the Museum of Hunting and Fishing.

The quiet village of Elderglen is situated in a peacefull mountain valley in the Southfarthing. Home of the Elderglen Games.

Situated perfectly amongst the hills and vales of the River Har & Har Lake is the small, Southfarthing village of Harville.

Nestled among mature apple trees, cedars and ancient Shire oaks, the tiny village of Oldfurlong is located in the Southfarthing.
Home of the OAKS (Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series)

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