Delia Derbyshire Day – Montreal edition

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Following the initiative taken by the Manchester-based organization Delia Derbyshire Day – devoting May 5th as a day to celebrate Delia Derbyshire – Everyday Ago and the Concordia University Department of Music are proud to present the first Montréal based event to advance the legacy and art of this beloved artist.

140 Years of Recorded Sound

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Just how important have the sounds of the past 140 years been to our lives? The British Library takes on this question with a new multi-media exhibit which sets to tell a story of sound recording and explore the importance of sound in capturing history. Delia and her contributions included!

On until May 13, 2018 at the British Library.

Hot Ticket

Sunday, November 26, 2017


The Delian Mode plays in an inspiring double bill this week at the Royal Cinema in Toronto. Come celebrate two ingenious women of early electronic music: Suzanne Ciani and Delia Derbyshire.

Amazing poster by Jenn Woodall

Doctor Delia

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thrilled to hear that Delia has been awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University!…

Delia gets her way!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The UK city where Delia was born has decided to dedicate a street to her. Be sure to visit Derbyshire Way next time you’re in Coventry.

Delia Derbyshire Day

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


After the roaring success of the first ever Delia Derbyshire Day in 2013, the fine gals behind Delia Darlings continue to organize a yearly multimedia event honouring Delia. Check out “” for more info.

Why Delia?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Here’s how some of the panelists of the Delia Derbyshire Day symposium responded to the question.

“… the first time I became absolutely spellbound by her work [Delia’s music] and consciously aware that she was responsible for the music was when I got the cassette ‘Doctor Who: Earthshock – Classic Music from The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Volume 1′ and heard ‘Blue Veils and Golden Sands’ […] I was lost in that piece and its shimmering, melancholic beauty, its liquid depths and sense of something beyond a distant horizon.”- David Butler, Manchester University

“I am particularly interested in the mix of familiarity and strangeness that resulted from the pressures of having to make music for a large audience. Something new was created, even where the musical language itself didn’t radically depart from tradition. This is one of the reasons why she has become a cult heroine for many, and is often credited with helping to inspire a generation of musicians to create popular electronic music in the 1990s.”- Mark Ayres – Composer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop archivist

Delia Derbyshire Day – January 12, 2013

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A full day event dedicated to celebrating Delia is in the works! The Delian Mode will screen as part of a symposium which will include guest speakers, a listening session of rare Derbyshire tracks and new commissioned musical works inspired by the Delia Derbyshire archives held at the University of Manchester. Director Kara Blake will be present to participate in a Q&A / panel discussion and to provide live visual accompaniment to the musical performances. More information on DD Day 2013 and its offshoot events taking place throughout the UK in January here:


Monday, June 25, 2012

A great new resource for Deliaphiles:…

From the Sound Up: Building a Documentary

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SAW Video Media Art Centre in Ottawa hosts this special class on independent documentary production using The Delian Mode as a case study.

February 11th 2012, 4pm – 7pm, Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Admission: $25 / Limited to 15 participants