Daniel O'Donnell is to receive a humanitarian award in North Dakota for his charity work, most notably his concerts for the Romanian Challenge Appeal, which has raised over €700,000.
O'Donnell has been chosen for his work as a performer at Høstfest, the annual Scandinavian festival held every Autumn in Minot, North Dakota.
The Scandinavian-America Hall of Fame will present the Donegal star with the Humanitarian Award. Recent inductees include singer Kris Kristofferson and Transformers star Josh Duhamel.
O'Donnell will be honoured with the award as at a banquet on September 25, hosted by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.
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 decent 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.
the Romanian Challenge Appeal 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.
O'Donnell performs at the INEC Killarney on August 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 and will also tour the UK in October followed by the US in November and December.