The Gilberts

Multi award-winning siblings The Gilberts bring vibrant three-part harmonies, soulful lyricism and diverse influences to their songs, performances and recordings, including folk, choral, Celtic and country. Frieden, Reuben and Maisie emigrated to Canada in 2003 when knee-high to a grasshopper – 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, and Celtic Colours. Along the way they set up a home studio and recorded, engineered and mixed 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 song-writing 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 there have been feature interviews and performances for CBC, Global and CTV. They have featured in many fundraisers for hospital foundations and organisations and initiatives concerned with poverty, mental health, seniors’ wellbeing, drug overdose awareness, and the arts in schools. Music has been a gateway to connections, encounters and communities that would otherwise never have been experienced and has helped create a sense of belonging and rootedness in their adopted country.

Upcoming Shows

Harbour Hootenanny
Sunday June 11, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $25
Murray Harbour Community Centre ,

Sometimes music is just in your blood. Emily MacLellan, grand-daughter of Canadian Country Hall of Famer Gene MacLellan, makes her debut with Small Halls. Nova Scotia’s…

In Harmony
Monday June 12, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $25
Milton Community Hall,

A solo, a duo and a trio! This lineup in Milton includes Island favorite Cynthia MacLeod sharing the stage with Boston-based celtic/folk duo ‘Rakish’ and Nova…