'2009 East Coast Music Award Nominee!' '2009 An'R International Award of Excellence' '2008 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee' Drumlin is a family band from Nova Scotia with a passion for adapting, arranging, and restoring fragmented Canadian heritage songs into a cutting edge fusion of traditional and modern music. Dal, Anya, Kassia, and Liam Gilbert are multi-instrumental performers and talented songwriters, giving expression to the inner thoughts and candid observations of the new generation. Drumlin has been performing together for almost a decade. Their dynamic musical presence heartens the audience and celebrates life. The heritage songs performed by Drumlin have a rich and mystical history, creating the musical equivalent of historical fiction: entertainment and intimate insight into the past. Drumlin's East Coast sound and sibling harmonies are being featured on an ever-increasing number of other Canadian albums. Drumlin's new release 'Mackerel Skies' features the intriguing and untamed Nova Scotia heritage songs selected from the collections of folklorist Helen Creighton. These twelve songs were chosen from over one thousand tunes found in the Nova Scotia Archives. 'Mackerel Skies' is receiving great reviews and international airplay. 'For many, Drumlin's 'Mackerel Skies' will represent the future for traditional songs from the Maritimes.' - Clary Croft 'This recording of 'Mackerel Skies' has been a producer's dream. Drumlin's individual musicianship is honest, meticulous, and mature...' -Tim Feswick "The Canadian Maritimes must truly be a place of a music fertile soil because group after group seems to emerge from the region with a sound which captivates. The list of course includes the likes of Great Big Sea, The Rankin Family and the Barra MacNeils. Now you can add Drumlin to the list." - Calvin Daniels, Yorkton This Week 'Drumlin is a bright new light on Nova Scotia's musical horizon.' -Brookes Diamond Mackerel Skies is an ecologically friendly CD. It has a 100% recycled plastic tray, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, vegetable and soy inks, and a low carbon footprint. DRUMLIN recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage. They are pleased to work in partnership with the Culture Division to develop and promote cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
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