Judy Collins to Receive 2012 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

Irish American Writers & Artists

Singer, Activist, Author, Sixties Icon and Irish American to be Honored in NYC on Oct. 15

Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc., (IAW&A) a non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration of Irish American achievement in the arts, announced today that the recipient of the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 is legendary singer, activist, author, and Sixties icon Judy Collins.

“Few American artists have sustained a career in popular music that is as exceptional and iconic as Judy Collins,” said IAW&A co-founder and president T.J. English. “Beginning in the early 1960s, with her role in the emergence of the folk music phenomenon, and through the rock ‘n roll explosion and cultural upheavals of the late-60s and early-70s, Judy’s pristine voice and beautiful songs gave clarity and hope to an entire generation. She has maintained that same level of artistry ever since.”

With a career that has spanned…

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