The Songburrow Strollers are currently enjoying great success as they continue their tour of the Farms of the Shire. An eventful journey that has seen them travel from the wild corners of the Marish to Budgeford, famous among other things for their fine pork sausages. Learn more »
The Songburrow Strollers
The Songburrow Strollers are a small collective of hobbit musicians from the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom. They carry on the long held tradition of making music in the village of Songburrow in the Shire.
Under the watchful guidance of Bandmaster Simbo Rumblebelly the Songburrow Strollers have become widely known throughout the Shire and as far away as Bree for their energetic style of music accompanied with local anecdotes, songs and stories. Their music is very much in the folk tradition and incorporates lively jigs and reels as well as more traditional waltzes and ballads.
A late summer wedding, the rumours were spreading, a new hobbit band was to play all night long. Up there on the table, it looked quite unstable, we're the Songburrow Strollers, come sing to our song. Come sing to our song, come sing to our song. We're the Songburrow Strollers, come sing to our song.”
The Grand Strollers Song
Horn, drum, theorbo
A hugely charismatic figure, the smooth-talking and smooth-playing Master Rumblebelly is a self-taught musician of no small skill. Favouring the horn or the drums, his playing can best be described as energetic and larger than life. He is the Bandmaster of the Songburrow Strollers.
Harp, clarinet, lute
With her roots in Songburrow stretching back several generations, Miss Fairborn is an amicable and knowledgeable figure. Known for her concise but sometimes outlandish stories and accompanying song notes, she is one of the finest harp players in the Westfarthing.
As modest as she is talented, Miss Willowwood has a natural gift for composition. With a fondness for spontaneity and impromptu music making, her lute playing is at its best, both infectious and melodious.
Flute, cowbell, bagpipes
A recent addition to the band Miss Quickettle has quickly become a firm favourite with the other band members. Known for her vigorous and complex harmonies using only the humble cowbell, she is able to turn her hand to a variety of instruments and musical genres.