IBAM awards in Chicago
Daniel has been awarded a prestigious 2017 iBAM! Award for his lifelong contribution to Irish music and culture globally. The gala awards dinner takes place annually in Chicago, which has the largest Irish heritage population outside of Ireland. Previous winners of the award include Movie Star Liam Neeson, Nobel Peace Prize Winners and illustrious others. iBAM! is a non-profit designed to fulfill the mission of the Irish American Heritage Centre in Chicago, and to help fund it.
Daniel performed at the very intimate Irish Heritage Centre Theatre in Chicago at a gathering of the best Irish authors, artists and musicians from around the world. Every single of the 648 seats were filled with Daniels biggest fans, dignitaries and VIPs. Following his tour of the US, Daniel has taken up residency in Branson, Missouri up until November 18th. Dates across the UK will then take Daniel up until Christmas time ending his 2017 world tour.
Also honored at the Gala were Frank Mathie for Media/Journalism, Timothy Egan for Literature, Kevin Dundon of Ireland for Culinary Arts, Joan Freeman of Ireland as Person of the Year for her work with Pieta House, Mary McNally of Chicago as Volunteer of the Year, and Philip Gray of Ireland for Visual Arts, and Jim Sheridan for Visual Arts.