Derek Gifford

Whether accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or singing unaccompanied, Derek’s enthusiasm becomes contagious. Relaxed and confident, with chorus songs a specialty, his humorous approach will soon have any audience singing along.

Derek developed a love of singing from his early experiences in his school choir.

Derek first discovered the English tradition at the Drover’s Arms Folk Club in Birmingham in the late 1960s. It was here he met some of the people that were to influence his already developing traditional style  such as Pete and Chris Coe, Mick Bramich and Paul Ryan.

Apart from enjoying music in general, Derek’s other great interest is bird-watching (or ‘birding’) and he has developed three shows called ‘Birds in Folk Song’, ‘More Birds in Folk Song’ and ‘Even More Birds in Folk Song’ which combine his two major interests.

He is also a very popular workshop leader at Folk Week.

Dates Appearing

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Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]

Recurring

Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]

Recurring

Beginner’s Guitar Workshop

Festival Arena Broadstairs Recreation Ground, Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1AA, Broadstairs

Derek Gifford welcomes all ages and stages for a relaxed series of encouraging workshops, with the opportunity to perform in the workshop show on Friday afternoon. Monday 8th 10am-11.30am Tuesday […]

Get Tickets £3.50 – £7.00
Recurring

Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]

Recurring

Beginner’s Guitar Workshop

Festival Arena Broadstairs Recreation Ground, Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1AA, Broadstairs

Derek Gifford welcomes all ages and stages for a relaxed series of encouraging workshops, with the opportunity to perform in the workshop show on Friday afternoon. Monday 8th 10am-11.30am Tuesday […]

£3.50 – £7.00
Recurring

Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]

Recurring

Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]

Recurring

Beginner’s Guitar Workshop

Festival Arena Broadstairs Recreation Ground, Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1AA, Broadstairs

Derek Gifford welcomes all ages and stages for a relaxed series of encouraging workshops, with the opportunity to perform in the workshop show on Friday afternoon. Monday 8th 10am-11.30am Tuesday […]

£3.50 – £7.00
Recurring

Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]

Recurring

Beginner’s Guitar Workshop

Festival Arena Broadstairs Recreation Ground, Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1AA, Broadstairs

Derek Gifford welcomes all ages and stages for a relaxed series of encouraging workshops, with the opportunity to perform in the workshop show on Friday afternoon. Monday 8th 10am-11.30am Tuesday […]

£3.50 – £7.00
Recurring

Singalongs

Singalong sessions at The Neptune's Hall have been a tradition at Folk Week for many many years, we will sadly miss the wonderful Peter Collins this year, but the helm […]