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by admin last modified Aug 12, 2015 02:12 PM
Welcome to the Middle-earth Radio website. Serving fans of J.R.R. Tolkien with music inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien since 1999.

Much of the music you can listen to on this site has been tracked down thanks to the comprehensive listing of Tolkien-inspired music at the 
Tolkien Music List maintained at http://www.tolkien-music.com.

This is a wonderful list of Tolkien inspired music, so be sure to check it out!

Currently the streams have the following quantity of titles (as of 20060903):

  •  Stream 1: ___
  •  Stream 2: ___
  •  Stream 3: ___
  •  Stream 4: ___
  •  Stream 5: ___

 It is with great effort that these titles have been tracked down and either donated to us, or purchased by volunteers, 
especially the independent artist's albums, so please, if you like the music you hear on this site, consider buying the music from the musicians to support them.

You can get the purchase information from the Tolkien Music List it is included information on purchasing the titles.

The various streams provide different kinds of audio at different rates.

Tolkien Music Radio Stream #1 - 64 Kbps - "Crunchy"

Rock, Pop, Funk, Punk, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, and other "harder" styles of Tolkien inspired music

 

Tolkien Music Radio Stream #2 - 64 Kbps - "Mellow"

Classical, Baroque, Folk, New Age, Trance, Meditative, and other "softer" styles of Tolkien inspired music

 

Tolkien Audio Radio Stream #3 - 24 Kbps - "Talk"

Tolkien-related talk shows, old BBC Radio broadcasts, other radio broadcasts, audio books, recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien himself, etc.

 

Tolkien Music Radio Stream #4 - 64 Kbps - "Variety"

All the music. This includes all music from Streams #1 and #2 and some others that didn't quite fit the format of the other 2 streams. This is also often enabled for requests that you can send via the web interface, or through the IRC (chatroom) at:

Server: irc.merp.com

Room: #broadcast

 

Sign the Tolkien Google logo petition today!

The Tolkien Google logo petition is an attempt which hopes to convince Google that a J.R.R. Tolkien-themed logo should be present on January 3rd, his birthday.

To read more and sign the petition go here: http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Tolkien_Google_logo_petition

DISCLAIMER: This site is not in anyway approved or affiliated with any Tolkien copyright holders including but not limited to The Tolkien Estate (the Tolkien family), Tolkien Enterprises (Saul Zaentz Company), New Line Cinema, Sony, or any others. It is thanks to artists directly donating their music/audio and/or thanks to Nekkid Radio and Radio Junction that the site uses their BMI licensing which allows us to play the music that is legally purchased. Please support the musicians by purchasing their music. You can find the information for purchasing the titles on the Tolkien Music List website.

For questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at: webmaster at middle-earthradio dot com.

Stream 5 - Most Variety

This stream provides the widest variety of Tolkien-inspired talk, music, and events.

This is also a Shoutcast stream, while the others are open source Icecast streams.

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160 kbps
Stream 3 - "Talk"

This stream provides Tolkien Audio clips (BBC broadcasts, books on tape/cd, recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien himself speaking, Talk shows, etc.).

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See what is currently playing.

 


64 kbps
Stream 2 - "Mellow"

This stream provides mellow Tolkien-inspired music (classical, celtic, new age, trance, electronica (down tempo), folk, etc.).

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128 Kbps
Stream 1 - "Rock"

This stream provides Heavy metal style Tolkien-inspired music (rock, heavy, acid, thrash, death, doom, etc.).

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64 kbps
Stream 1b - Heavy Metal

This stream provides Heavy metal style Tolkien-inspired music (thrash, death, doom, etc.).

Listen to Stream 1b Now

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64 kbps