The Barleyshakes website reported that two members of the Irish Folk band, Alan Kelly and Alan Doherty, were in New Zealand last month recording with composer Howard Shore for The Lord of the Rings. Alan Kelly was the featured soloist playing with a 96 piece orchestra. Alan Kelly played the bodhran. In all the recorded three pieces of music for the soundtrack.
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.