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Canadian Folk Music Awards 2021 winners The Gilberts are a sibling contemporary folk trio bringing vibrant three-part harmonies, soulful lyrics and melodious alchemy to their original songs. They have performed at major festivals and soft seat theatres and received critical acclaim for their lives shows and recordings. Their CFMA nomination came on the back of their debut album 'The Gilberts: One'. Their new album 'Tell Me' was released in 2021. Their music has been played on CBC radio in Canada, and across the United States. The Gilberts are Frieden, Reuben and Maisie.
Canadian Folk Music Awards 2021 winners The Gilberts are a sibling contemporary folk trio bringing vibrant three part harmonies, soulful lyricism and a melodious alchemy to their songs and stages. The Gilberts are Frieden, Reuben and Maisie. They were born in the UK but they grew up at music festival grounds around Nova Scotia, first as toddlers trundling around muddy or sun-baked fields, then when a little older they started stepping up to open mics.
Soon they were being invited to perform at small events, and then came invitations to perform on festival main stages. The Gilberts have performed at Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Deep Roots in Wolfville, and Full Circle at Newport. They have played dozens of other gigs ranging from soft-seat theatres to pastures, and developed a reputation for delivering engaging and memorable shows. Their original songs have been on CBC playlists and received airplay across the United States. They have also been featured on Global News and CTV.
The 2021 CFMA win in the Young Performer(s) of the Year category came on the back of their 2020 debut album 'The Gilberts: One.' A follow-up album 'Tell Me' was released early 2021. Diverse musical influences inform their song-writing, performance, and choices including choral music, musical theatre, 1970s soft rock and pop, singer-songwriters, and folk music from the 1960s to the current scene.
The Gilberts have received helping hands and words from countless musicians, educators and supporters who have shared their time and experience so generously.