The Presentation of the 1999 WFMA Lifetime Achievement Award

photo of Tommy Makem

Since bad weather had prevented from receiving the WFMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Annual WFMA Benefit Festival Weekend, the World Folk Music Association presented the award to him on February 15th at Mrs. O'leary's Irish Pub, in Gaithersburg, MD. Dick Cerri and Maureen Harrigan presented the award to Tommy after playing a tape of the very eloquent presentation speech given by Danny Dole at the Benefit Concert that Tommy was unable to attend. The audience then gave Tommy a long, enthusiatic standing ovation in recognition of his many contributions to the music world.