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Celtic-pop/rock band Drumlin launched their latest CD, “Paper Flowers,” in Spring 2011. The group, comprised of Dal Gilbert on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals; Anya Gilbert on violin, mandolin, tin whistle and vocals; Kassia Gilbert on vocals, cello and bass guitar; and Liam Gilbert on percussion, are siblings that have been performing together for over a decade.
Compared in some circles to the likes of the Barra MacNeils, Great Big Sea and the Rankin Family, Drumlin has been nominated for numerous prestigious Canadian musical accolades, including an East Coast Music Award in 2009 and a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2008. They were also presented an An’R International Award of Excellence in 2009.
Their first CD, “Mackerel Skies,” which was released two years ago, featured a collection of Nova Scotian folksongs from the Helen Creighton collection. The album, which aired on college and community radio stations as well as the CBC, received impressive reviews and ultimately gained international airplay.
Their latest venture leads the group in a new direction, as it is almost entirely comprised of Drumlin’s own songs reflecting feelings of romance, hope, loss, adventure and connection, including a single adaptation of a heritage song fragment found deep within the Nova Scotia Archives.
“Drumlin has established themselves, over several years of careful and diligent development and management, as one of the East Coast’s most promising musical entities.” -Brookes Diamond
“Drumlin has proven to be one of the most durable and talented groups on the East Coast music scene. They consistently deliver a high quality of musicianship whether it is live or recorded…” ~John Wiles, Station Manager