2022 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
2021 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
2021 MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA AWARD WINNERS
Multi award-winning siblings The Gilberts bring vibrant three-part harmonies, soulful lyricism and diverse influences to their songs, performances and recordings. Frieden, Reuben and Maisie emigrated to Canada in 2003, growing up on muddy folk festival fields, stepping up to open mics, performing at small events and soon touring soft seat theatres and playing major festivals including Deep Roots, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Full Circle, Paddlefest, and Celtic Colours. Along the way they set up a home studio and recorded and released two albums, garnering a Canadian Folk Music Award, an East Coast Music Award, and a Music Nova Scotia Award. As siblings there is an organic and intuitive flow to their songwriting and arrangements, and there are often wistful and meditative elements in their music that evoke strong emotional responses in audiences. Their music is played widely on CBC and independent radio, and they have done feature interviews and performances for CBC, Global News and CTV. They have been featured in many fundraisers for hospital foundations and organizations and initiatives concerned with poverty, mental health, seniors’ wellbeing, drug overdose awareness, and the arts in schools.