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Daniel O'Donnell to be honoured with humanitarian award in US

The singer he has been nominated to the Scandinavian-America Hall of Fame

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Daniel O'Donnell to be honoured with humanitarian award in US

Daniel O'Donnell will be heading to Dakota in the US in September where he has been nominated to the Scandinavian-America Hall of Fame for the Humanitarian Award.

Recent notable inductees into the Hall of Fame include Kris Kristofferson and Josh Duhamel.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1984 as a permanent component of Norsk Høstfest, a festival that Daniel has performed at since 2008. Whilst it is an award that recognises notable persons of Nordic descent who have achieved greatness in their fields of endeavour, it also recognises people special to Norsk Høstfest, whose efforts have contributed significantly to the betterment of humanity.

Daniel has been chosen to receive the Humanitarian Award as a beloved Høstfest performer and as a tribute to his work with charitable causes most notably the Romanian Challenge Appeal which by 2015 had raised over €700,000. The charity builds houses for disabled and abandoned children and this charity work has also seen Daniel receive Romania’s second highest honour “Officer of the National Order of Loyal Service “ which he received in 2000 by the then president of Romania.

Daniel will be honoured with his Humanitarian Award at a special Banquet on 25th September, hosted by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.

He will then perform at the Norsk Høstfest festival on September 26.

In the meantime, Irish fans can catch Daniel performing in the INEC Killarney on August 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19. He will also tour the UK in October followed by the US in November and December.