Manitoba artists take home 9 Junos
Published Sunday, March 15, 2015 11:31AM CST
Last Updated Monday, March 16, 2015 10:40AM CST
Manitoba artists took home nine JUNO Awards after the gala on Saturday and the big show on Sunday.
Winners include local children’s entertainer Fred Penner, Polaris Prize-winning Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, local alt-country family band the Bros. Landreth, and violinist James Ehnes.
Manitobans were up for a total of nine awards.
Penner won Children’s Album of the year for Where in the World, his third JUNO. Tagaq won Aboriginal Album of the Year for Animism.
The Bros. Landreth’s debut album, Let I Lie, received Roots Traditional Album of the Year.
Ehnes took home Classical Album of the Year for his recording of Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin, Vol. 3.
Designer Roberta Hansen and photographer Mike Latchislaw also received an award for Recording Package of the Year category for Christian singer-songwriter Steve Bell’s 25th anniversary album Pilgrimage.