Alberta musicians bring home Junos
Tegan and Sara, Allan Gordon Bell win for their work
Some Albertans came away with hardware at Saturday night's 2014 Juno Awards.
Tegan and Sara won pop album of the year for Heartthrob. It was the duo's first Juno, following five previous nominations.
"Oh my God — we haven't won anything since 1996," Sara Quin said. "We want to start with our piano teacher, which was the last time we were awarded something."
"I'm so nervous," added sister Tegan. "It would literally take all the rest of tonight to say thank you to all the people who have supported us. In our case, it didn't take a village — it took an entire country. Thank you to everyone in Canada."
A University of Calgary professor also brought home the bling for his work.
Allan Gordon Bell, currently the acting director of the newly-formed School of Creative and Performing Arts, won the award for classical composition of the year with Field Notes.
"It was a great honour to be nominated and to be included in the company of composers whom I really admire," Bell said after his win. "This was a delightful surprise."
The awards were handed out at a gala in Winnipeg.