2022 East Coast Music Award Winners
2022 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees
2021 Canadian Folk Music Award Winners
2021 Music Nova Scotia Award Winners
Tell Me, is our 2022 East Coast Music Award winning album. It also picked up a 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination and a 2021 Music Nova Scotia Award.
The Gilberts: One is our 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards winning debut. All songs recorded live off the floor on one day, in one take, on one mic.
Multi award winning trio The Gilberts deliver emotionally impactful songs, arrangements, recordings and performances infused with choral, Celtic, and country influences.
Siblings Frieden, Reuben and Maisie emigrated to Canada from the UK when they were knee-high to a grasshopper and were soon hopping through muddy festival grounds and up onto the stage for open mics. They quickly became known for their soaring three-part harmonies and over the years evolved into multi-instrumentalists.
Recent years have seen The Gilberts as featured artists at festivals including Lunenburg Folk Harbour; Deep Roots; Full Circle; Celtic Colours; and the Halifax Urban Folk Festival as well as virtual performances for Goderich Celtic Roots Festival; and as selected artists for the Canadian Folk Music Awards' showcase at the 2021 Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Their 2022 touring show ‘Harmonious’ features original songs by The Gilberts, and songs by influential artists including: Simon and Garfunkel; Fleetwood Mac; Crosby Stills and Nash; the Bee Gees; and the Mammas & the Papas. The Gilberts have performed at soft seat theatres including the Al Whittle; the Mermaid Theatre; Lunenburg Opera House; the Stage at St Andrews; the Ship's Company Theatre; and also the Halifax Convention Centre.
Their debut album ‘The Gilberts: One’ garnered the Young Performers of the Year award at the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The follow-up ‘Tell Me’ won a 2022 East Coast Music Award for Folk Recording of the Year and a 2021 Music Nova Scotia Award for Americana Recording of the Year. It was also nominated for a 2022 Canadian Folk Music Award in the Vocal Group of the Year category. Singles and tracks from both albums have received radio play on CBC, across the United States, and on a host of radio stations. The Gilberts are featured artists for the 2022 edition of the Story and the Song on CBC.
Frieden, Reuben and Maisie are grateful for the many educators, artists and supporters who have helped them on their musical and personal journeys, and are now mentors and educators to youth through several programs and initiatives.