2016 tour dates in motion – events to be announced soon..
Thurs 17 April 2014 The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
Sat 19 April 2014 Horse Hospital, London
Sat 26 April 2014 Cube Microplex, Bristol
Wed 4 June 2014 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Late Sep/Early Oct 2014 (date tbc) North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
The touring event (NOT Manchester) will involve:
Screening of the award-winning documentary The Delian Mode by Kara Blake;
3 music commissions inspired by the Delia Derbyshire Archive by Ailís Ní Ríain (with trumpeter Brendan Ball of The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Geth Griffiths on double-bass), Caro C and Daniel Weaver
To an Independent Listener – a 45 minute audio-visual collage of Delia Derbyshire archive material by Delia Derbyshire researcher David Butler and film maker Sarah Hill;
Live music will be accompanied by a digital visual art commission by Andrea Pazos.
Caro C performed a shorter version of her DD Day 2013 commission “Audient, My Dear” at the Ada Lovelace Day 2014 live event at Royal Institution, LONDON on Tues 14 OCT 2014
Delia Darlings On Tour Jan 2013
Delia Darlings are a female trio of Manchester based artists working in music and sound paying sonic homage to Delia Derbyshire having spent time by special arrangement with her archives at the University of Manchester and John Rylands Library in Manchester. Delia Darlings are Caro C, Naomi Kashiwagi and Ailís Ní Ríain and they have each produced a new music/sound based commission that has been inspired by the work of Delia Derbyshire. After premiering their new commissions as part of Delia Derbyshire Day 2013 on 12th January at Band on the Wall, Manchester, Delia Darlings went on tour to Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle.
Each tour date included a screening of The Delian Mode with an introduction to the film and Q&A with its Canadian award winning film director, Kara Blake and performances of the three new Delia Derbyshire inspired music commissions by Ailís Ní Ríain, Caro C and Naomi Kashiwagi with live visual accompaniment by Kara Blake (Only Ailís Ní Ríain and Caro C’s pieces were performed in Sheffield and Newcastle).
MANCHESTER – Band on the Wall – Sat 12 Jan 2013
LIVERPOOL – FACT – Weds 16 Jan 2013
SHEFFIELD- Queen’s Social Club (supporting Eccentronic Research Council) – Fri 18 Jan 2013
Supported by Arts Council England, The PRS Foundation for Music and the Quebec Arts Council