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  1. #1
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    The Gates of Summer: Festival of Music and Light



    "...and now at length is that great feast Tarnin Austa or the Gates of Summer near at hand. For know that on a night it was their custom to begin a solemn ceremony at midnight, continuing it even till the dawn of Tarnin Austa broke, and no voice was uttered in the city from midnight till the break of day, but the dawn they hailed with ancient songs.

    "For years uncounted had the coming of summer thus been greeted with music of choirs, standing upon their gleaming eastern wall; and now comes even the night of vigil and the city is filled with silver lamps, while in the groves upon the new-leaved trees lights of jewelled colours swing, and low musics go along the ways, but no voice sings until the dawn.


    "The sun has sunk beyond the hills and folk array them for the festival very gladly and eagerly -- glancing in expectation to the East." ~The Book of Lost Tales Volume I, J.R.R. Tolkien

    Weatherstock award winning band Andúnië presents a remembrance of an ancient Elven holiday celebrated upon a time in the city of Gondolin.

    The Gates of Summer is an event centered around the rising of the sun. Like the Gondolindrim, we will gather together during the darkness to await the coming dawn. As we wait, let no voice be raised in word or song. Only low musics will be played as the night dies away. Expectantly we will watch the horizon in the east and as the glory of the sun begins to lighten the sky, we will raise a glorious symphony of music to welcome its rising. Then shall all engage in talk and laughter and singing and dancing and every joyous thing. For the season of summer is here bringing its light and warmth to all.

    In honor of the Gates of Summer festival, Andúnië will be taking the LOTRO music system to new heights by presenting for your enjoyment a full length performance of the Pastoral Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, transcribed for LOTRO by Fionnuala of Landroval. We will be awarding prize codes for Perlino Steeds and Turbine Points provided by Turbine for those who impress us the most with their festive attire, dancing skill and general in character presentation. So come dressed in your best and brightest and bring your dancing shoes!

    This event will be held in the Falathlorn pavilion just south of Celondim.

    Event: The Gates of Summer
    Where: Falathlorn pavilion south of Celondim
    When: Thursday, July 5th, 3 pm /servertime, 7 pm GMT
    What: An epic concert centered around the rising sun featuring a full length performance of the Pastoral Symphony
    Contact: Fionulea
    Last edited by Fionnuala; Jul 05 2012 at 12:29 PM.
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    Great initiative, Fionnuala!

    Another excuse for the Elves to don their finery and crack open the wine!

    Oh: does that servertime coincide with the Late Watches / Foredawn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curugirion View Post
    Great initiative, Fionnuala!

    Another excuse for the Elves to don their finery and crack open the wine!

    Oh: does that servertime coincide with the Late Watches / Foredawn?
    It should, unless I've got my numbers wrong. We have music to play as we gather during the foredawn, but the concert will begin in earnest when dawn comes.
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    Awesome! This is definently something that my Falathrim elf can attend, and if she's not there, then perhaps my Vanya-Noldo! ^^
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    Very nice! I'm planning to come with Lhethril, the Celondim gardener
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    I've just been informed that servertime is -5 GMT not -4 so the event is at 7 pm GMT NOT 6 pm GMT. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fionnuala View Post
    I've just been informed that servertime is -5 GMT...
    This is how it is during the winter, but not when Daylight Saving Time is in effect. Servertime is the same as Eastern Time, which during the summer is at GMT -4, see: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/tim.../eastern-time/

    Currently, the UK is at British Summer Time, GMT +1. So, 2PM servertime = 6PM GMT = 7PM UK/British Summer Time.

    Good luck with the event!
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    Gosh, time zones are confusing. All right, leaving well enough alone now.
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    Friends, apparently the in game day/night cycle is not in sync between this server and Landroval where I normally play and where I was when I calculated the time of this event. I had not thought of that, so the time I set up for The Gates of Summer on Laurelin is inaccurate. Dawn will not be occurring this afternoon on Laurelin until 3:28 pm /servertime. So we will be starting the event one hour later than previously scheduled.

    The event will begin at 3 pm /servertime, 7 pm GMT.
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    A fine event this was too. Well attended in spite of the hour additional time due to dawn arriving late. We played some test songs, original tunes all then moved forward to solemn music prior to Anor rising. After the concert Miste gave a fine performance with the words of Maedhros as the new-made sun Anor arrived to light Arda from his viewpoint high upon Thangorodrim.

    Awards were given out at the end of the concert to several lucky people, which included a Perlino steed and some Turbine Points.
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    A great event, many thanks to the organisers.

 

 

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