2022 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees
2021 Canadian Folk Music Award Winners
2021 Music Nova Scotia Award Winners
Our 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominated album ‘Tell Me’ is nominated in the CFMA's Vocal Group of the Year category, and won a 2021 Music Nova Scotia Award in the Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year category. It's the follow-up to our debut recording 'The Gilberts: One' which won the 2021 CFMA award for Young Performers of the Year.
We are delighted to be 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards winners in the Young Performer(s) of the Year category on the back of our debut recording 'The Gilberts: One' released in 2020. All songs recorded live off the floor on one day, in one take, with one mic, in one room. 'The Gilberts: One'.
Award winning sibling trio The Gilberts deliver emotionally impactful songs, arrangements, recordings and performances infused with choral, Celtic, and country influences.
Frieden, Reuben and Maisie, who emigrated to Canada from the UK as young children, are having a banner year with a 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award; a 2021 Music Nova Scotia Award; a 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination; the release of their second album; opening for Jimmy Rankin at the Halifax Convention Centre; and a second year as featured performers on ‘Holiday Magic’ a CTV special set for December.
In the Fall they made their Cape Breton debut at Celtic Colours following a busy Summer with performances for the Deep Roots Summer Concert Series; Full Circle Festival, Newport; the Halifax Urban Folk Festival; the Stage at St Andrew’s in Halifax; and Osprey Arts Centre.
Their new touring show ‘Harmonious’ also launched this year and 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.
Their debut album ‘The Gilberts: One’ garnered the Young Performers of the Year award at the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Their follow-up album ‘Tell Me’ won the 2021 Music Nova Scotia Award for Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year and is 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 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.