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P.E.I.'s East Pointers win Juno award Saturday night

Nominated for the album Secret Victory, the East Pointers won Traditional Roots Album of the Year at a Juno gala dinner in Ottawa.

Wins Traditional Roots Album of the Year, beating out fellow P.E.I. band Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

The East Pointers — Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron — won a Juno for Traditional Roots Album of the Year Saturday night at a gala dinner in Ottawa. (Courtesy Mark Maryanovich Photography)

P.E.I.'s East Pointers won a Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year at Saturday night's non-televised Junos gala dinner in Ottawa.

Nominated for the album Secret Victory, the East Pointers — Tim Chaisson on fiddle, Jake Charron on guitar and Koady Chaisson on banjo — beat out fellow Island band, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin.

Other nominees in the category were Maria Dunn, The High Bar Gang and Jenny Whiteley.

The band was in Australia for the announcement, but expressed their joy on Twitter.

Other winners included the Strumbellas for single of the year and the late Leonard Cohen for artist of the year. The televised Juno Awards are set for Sunday night. 

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