Irish Books, Arts, and Music Celebration 2017 Honors Deserving Irish
By Irish America Staff
December / January 2018
The Ninth Annual iBAM! 2017 opened in October with a near-sold-out concert when Daniel O’Donnell took the stage with his band and gave folks a show to remember.
O’Donnell (above, second from right) was honored at the annual awards gala, held at the Irish American Heritage Center, for his outstanding contributions in the field of music. Also honored were: (left to right) Frank Mathie for Media/Journalism, Timothy Egan for Literature, Kevin Dundon for Culinary Arts, Joan Freeman as Person of the Year for her work with Pieta House, Mary McNally as Volunteer of the Year, and Philip Gray of Ireland for Visual Arts, and Jim Sheridan (not pictured) for Visual Arts. ♦