BILLY KENNEDY - United States Tour Schedule:
“Scots-Irish Chronicles Lecture Tour”
April 6– 17, 2005
Thursday, April 7: New York
workshop for Tourism Ireland on Scots-Irish
8: Lecture in Downtown Library,
Greenville, South Carolina 7pm contact Andy
9: Lecture and Scots-Irish workshop
in Columbia, South Carolina (organized by South
Carolina Department of Archives and History
Foundation) 11 am to 4 pm. Contact Joan G. Davis
10: Lecture at Pioneer Log House,
University of Western Kentucky, Bowling Green
2:30pm. Contact Jonathan jeffrey 270-781-2873
11: Talk to pupils at Ellis
Primary School, Hendersonville, Tennessee 1-2
pm; book signing at the hermitage, Nashville
3pm; lecture at Courthouse, Carthage, Tennessee
(organized by Smith County Historical/Genealogical
Society) 7pm. Contact Faith Young 615-735-1862
12: Lecture in Williamson County
Library, Franklin, Tennessee 6 pm. Contact Janice
E. Keck 615-595-1240
13: Lecture at Chattanooga and
Hamilton County Library, Chattanooga 7 pm. Contact
Mary Helms 423-757-5448.
14: Lecture at Archives/ Library,
Blountville, Tennessee (organized by Sullivan
County Historical Society) 7 pm. Contact Sheila
Hunt 423-279-0422 ~ 7 pm
15: Lecture at Middle Tennessee
State University, Murfreesbroro 7 pm, Tennessee.
Contact Georgia Dennis 615-898-5645.
16: Lecture in Lynn Henly Section,
Downtown Library, Birmingham, Alabama 2:30 pm
(organized by Birmingham Historical and Genealogical
Society). contact Scott Martin 205-254-8227.
Author – Journalist Billy Kennedy
Billy Kennedy is a journalist of wide recognition
in Northern Ireland for over 30 years. With
the Ulster/Belfast News Letter, a newspaper
founded in 1737, he has been a news editor,
assistant editor, and leader writer. He is also
a public relations consultant, author, and lecturer.
His abiding interest is in the Scots-Irish settlement
on the American frontier, and through his authorship,
Billy Kennedy has lectured in major cities and
towns in the southeastern Appalachian region,
on the eastern seaboard, and in Texas. He is
an authority on American country music and culture.
Billy Kennedy can be contacted at:
49 Knockaview Drive, Tandragee, Craigavon, Co.
Armagh, Northern Ireland,
BT62 2BH ~ phone from USA: 011 28 38 840769
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In his books, Billy Kennedy charts the influences
of the 18th-century Ulster Presbyterian immigrants
in the creation of the United States of America.
In the establishment of the Unites States, the
Scots-Irish were a most influential group both
in the drawing up and the signing of the Declaration
of Independence and the Revolutionary War.
Billy Kennedy’s other seven books in the
“Scots-Irish Chronicles” are:
“The Scots-Irish in the Hills of Tennessee”
“The Scots-Irish in the Shenandoah Valley”
“The Scots-Irish in the Carolina’s”
“The Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania and Kentucky”
“ Faith and Freedom: The Scots-Irish in
“Heroes of the Scots-Irish in America”
“The Making of America – How the
Scots-Irish Shaped a Nation”
books are available:
| in the United
Ardenlee Street. Belfast, BT6 8QJ
(028) 90450010 - Phone
in the United States:
Emerald House, Inc.
427 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609