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 in America

Friday, April 8: Lecture in Downtown Library, Greenville, South Carolina 7pm contact Andy Croston 864-449-3524.

Saturday, April 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 803-896-6129

Sunday, April 10: Lecture at Pioneer Log House, University of Western Kentucky, Bowling Green 2:30pm. Contact Jonathan jeffrey 270-781-2873

Monday, April 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

Tuesday, April 12: Lecture in Williamson County Library, Franklin, Tennessee 6 pm. Contact Janice E. Keck 615-595-1240

Wednesday, April 13: Lecture at Chattanooga and Hamilton County Library, Chattanooga 7 pm. Contact Mary Helms 423-757-5448.

Thursday, April 14: Lecture at Archives/ Library, Blountville, Tennessee (organized by Sullivan County Historical Society) 7 pm. Contact Sheila Hunt 423-279-0422 ~ 7 pm

Friday, April 15: Lecture at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesbroro 7 pm, Tennessee. Contact Georgia Dennis 615-898-5645.

Saturday, April 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.

About 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

About “The Scots-Irish Chronicles”
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 America”
“Heroes of the Scots-Irish in America”
“The Making of America – How the Scots-Irish Shaped a Nation”

These books are available:
in the United Kingdom:
Ambassador Productions
Providence House
Ardenlee Street. Belfast, BT6 8QJ
(028) 90450010 - Phone
or in the United States:
Emerald House, Inc.
427 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 235-2434

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