Yes, I know there are no Ratonga in LotRO, but many of our Guildmates came over with us from EQII, including a Rattybonga Bard.
Lord of the Rings Online was the first game in which I saw the ability to "play" real instruments in game, using a limited but brilliant key setup and macros. Kwee, the ratty above, transcribed several melodies for us to suit the game; it was really cool.
It was of course far more challenging when multiple people tried to form bands or groups - ping times and natural lag made it almost impossible to coordinate. Still, A for effort, and solo acts were still amazing!