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The Declaration                              April 6 – 8

Letter of Liberty                             April 4

Freedom Come A' Ye                      April 9

Rebel Tongue                                 April 21st

Dugcast                                           May

St Andrew's Society Banquet         New York

Library of Congress                       Washington DC

 Many thanks to everyone who responded so positively to my series on the Declaration of Arbroath. Unfortunately after 30 days, it drops off the BBC Sounds player, but eventually, I hope to make all of my programmes available online.

 In the meantime, though, anyone in search of my programmes when they are no longer available on BBC Sounds, should head over to the Youtube channel Indymatters. They have uploaded a number of my archive series, so you might well find what you are looking for there.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8pvizzdWKWWNqaTIZirHyg/playlists?disable_polymer=1


 I also contributed to the excellent film, The Letter of Liberty  made about the Declaration, by Lesley Riddoch and Charles Stuart and it is available here:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bZYWJBpMhQ

 

Freedom Come  A' Ye

Alex Salmond, former First Minister of Scotland also featured the Declaration in his tv programme on Russia Today. Delighted to contribute with historian Ted Cowan: You can watch it here.

 https://www.rt.com/shows/alex-salmond-show/485264-arbroath-declaration-scottish-independence/

 

REBEL TONGUE

 It gied me meikle pleisure tae contreibute tae my pal Ally Heather's television documentary on Scots.  A delicht as weel tae see clips fae ma ain series on the subjeck The Mother Tongue that wis braidcast in the 1980s.  Gie yer een, yer lugs an yer harns a  treat bi cleikin here. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ht9w

 

DUGCAST FAE THE DUGHOOSE

 Fair enjoyed my blether with Paul Kavanagh, aka the Wee Ginger Dug. You can tune in by clicking here: 

https://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/dugcast-fae-the-dughoose-with-billy-kay/



St ANDREW'S SOCIETY OF NEW YORK  ANNUAL BANQUET

The Universities Club Manhattan   November 22, 2019    

 It was a privilege and a pleasure to address such a prestigious Society. Here is an article about what was a very special occasion for the Kay family.

 https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/in-living-color/

 Mike Alexander did this fine piece about it in the Dundee Courier:

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/1008544/newports-billy-kay-touched-and-honoured-to-receive-prestigious-scottish-american-cultural-award-in-new-york/

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS  Washington DC February 21st  JAMES HOGG SYMPOSIUM

 I felt honoured to contribute to the James Hogg Symposium in Washington DC along with Valentina Bold, Sheena Wellington and Adrian Hunter from Scotland and Nancy Groce from the American Folklife Centre – a great promoter of Scottish culture in America. Here is  the Video of the day's proceedings. My illustrated lecture begins at 052.30 and ends at 1.43.50

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ew0K6PMExo

 https://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/hogg/schedule.html