INFORMATION FOR JOINING ONLINE
Until our live events can safely return we are online! Our online events are run on 2 platforms first Zoom for the presentation with the team and Jim Dobb's Video Show then Nidd Stream for the High Quality Stereo Audio - this is streamed live from Vinyl, you need both applications running OR you can use 2 devices such as PC and IPad/Phone etc. Sonos etc also work great for the music stream,
The High Quality Stereo sound for is via our Nidd streamer on this link 24Hr test music is running so try anytime:
Google Chrome is the only browser that causes a problem! Its a 20 second job to fix that by making the stream an "Allowed" site - just watch this quick video if you need help -
The presentation and video show etc are via Zoom Video - this is easy to use and if you book an event place you will receive a link to join us - Zoom is easy to set up and you don't have to have Video on your side. Don't panic if you haven't used Zoom - a little video to help you is here: https://youtu.be/ArS2ku5DrUc
Also our page with advice and help for listening online is here : https://vinylsessions.org/help-listening-to-online-1
Enjoy vinyl albums, artists & music on magnificently restored vintage Hi-Fi just as the artists intended together while raising funds for Friends of Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity.
OVER £13.000 NOW RAISED For Friends of Harrogate Hospital
We aimed to raise £10,000 but we have blown the ceiling! Here is to the next £10,000 for equipment to enhance patient care not available from NHS funding. - EVERY PENNY RAISED GOES TO THE NEONATAL 3 WAY MONITOR APPEAL - FULL DETAILS AT EACH EVENT
Each session will feature a specific album, artist or music style at a number of venue locations in the Harrogate area. Enjoy the experience on powerful vintage audio equipment , Sony, KEF, Monitor Audio, Marantz, Goodmans, Sansui, Trio and more from the golden era of Hi-Fi – the 1970s.
Our mission – Over the coming months each Vinyl session will feature a classic album, artist focus or music genre. The events start at 7.30pm and begin with a presentation on the music from a special guest then a brief summary of the audio equipment. At approximately 8.00pm we play the album in full, no distractions (talking and mobile phones not welcome!) to focus & enjoy the music as it was meant to be. Finally it’s time for social chat and any questions – after all you are all fans so you will be in great company!
Admission is by donation (suggested £5) and Friends of Harrogate Hospital can claim gift aid.
CCF Accountancy & Tax & Verity Frearson, Harrogate's Local Estate Agent sponsors Vinyl Sessions
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We Present OMD's 1981 album Architecture & Morality
Widely regarded as their masterpiece, OMD's seminal third album, Architecture & Morality, marked one of those rare occasions when creative and commercial concerns aligned to perfection. First released on 8th November 1981, the record sold over four million copies and was hailed by British publication The Morning Star as “the blueprint for synth-pop”, but its timeless appeal stemmed from OMD’s restless desire to meet fresh sonic challenges head on.
This is a dual platform/browser event for HQ Stereo sound from vinyl on our Nidd Streamer plus Zoom for all the chat and fun - plus Jim's video!
The event starts at 7.30pm prompt – lots of great music to enjoy! Places can be booked on our link below.
A few hours before the event you will receive a reminder email with the links to the HQ music server and a link to Zoom conferencing for the video presentation etc.
A Help to Listen tab is at the top of this homepage, you can learn more about how to listen and test the music streamer anytime.
As always you are welcome to just log on to the Nidd streamer only about 8.00 if you just want to listen without all the chat on Zoom..
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Elvis Costello’s 1986 Album – The Man
Breaking our usual theme of classic albums for a change! This time we feature a compilation of greatest hits the first of what would be many career-spanning compilation albums of previously released material for Costello
Watching The Detectives
Accidents Will Happen
Pump It Up
Pills And Soap
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
New Lace Sleeves
Good Year For The Roses
I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)
Everyday I Write The Book
I Wanna Be Loved
The fun starts at 7.30pm with Colin then we have a full profile from our “Professor of Pop” Graham Chalmers along with some video action from Jim Dobbs during playback of the album in full about 8.00ish. Then we feature a few more hits from other Paul McCartney albums and a trip to Amplifier Mike's Workshop!!!
We put together a superb Nikko TRM 650 Amplifier with a Hitachi HT550 Turntable with Nakamichi cartridge for playback via our Nidd Stream streamer.
Then stream via our HQ Nidd server for you to enjoy. We run our dual platform audio stream and Zoom for the event.
If you just want to LISTEN ONLY without Zoom presentation & Chat we should begin playback of the album around 8.00pm - just be on the Nidd Streamer link for HQ audio above.
HOW TO FULLYJOIN US:
The come along to this online event you need to book at Eventbrite on the link below, a few hours before the event you will receive a SECOND EMAIL from Eventbrite with a link to the Zoom meeting & Audio Stream. Click the link and install the free software or app for Zoom – if you use this already then you are straight in but if you are not familiar have a play first rather than a last-minute panic! Please use your real name because if you want to join in with questions etc we as the hosts know who we are un-muting. You can opt to have your video off or on so we can see you if you like.
Remember to us Analog people all this digital conference stuff is complete voodoo so what will happen is anybody’s guess.
In these challenging and worrying times the Vinylsessions team have made these events completely free to join in as we would love to put smiles on faces. A donate button is available -any support is optional and only what you are comfortable with
ONLY 1 TICKET IS NEEDED TO HAVE A LINK, Any number can watch each device .
B6165, Hartwith cum Winsley, Harrogate, HG4 4JR