Celebrating Delia’s 80th Birthday

Morocco Dave

On the 5th of May, electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire would have been 80 years old. Alongside Coventry’s celebrations of the event (Delia hailing from Coventry) I appeared on local BBC Radio, performed some live pieces at the Coventry Music Museum and did a day of hands-on, public-engagement, messing-about-with-synths at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery.

I had an absolutely brilliant, if hectic couple of days – radio with Vic Minett on Friday morning, set-up at The Herbert in the afternoon (this took a lot longer than expected thanks to the extremely enthusiastic parties of schoolchildren who just wanted to get their hands on the gear straight away – wonderful!) , public engagement Saturday morning, race across town for my live set at the Music Museum at lunchtime, more public engagement back at The Herbert in the afternoon and then a final live set using patches and sequencer…

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