Yvonne Healy is a Born Storyteller!
She didn’t kiss the Blarney Stone; she swallowed it. This award-winning raconteur was born across the water. She grew up with Irish stories and language on an American Main Street. Rollicking kids’ tales, weird Celtic legends, outrageous family lore, or thought-provoking adult fare: whether it’s blarney or beyond, this American and Irish storyteller opens windows to life, as real and touching as it gets. Funny, too!
Top Irish Storyteller in the USA Award!
Yvonne is ranked #1 in the USA for traditional Irish storytelling by the leading cultural authorities in the Republic of Ireland and Canada.
See for yourself!
This Colorado storyteller travels nationwide. But you can enjoy a story whenever you want.
- Watch more videos NOW! Click Youtube for Family & Children or Vimeo for Adults & Teens. You can also visit Samples or Listen to Michigan Public Radio.
- Read A Tradition and a Gift – Yvonne keeps age-old Irish stories alive onstage
- Attend a Live Performance: to attend one of Yvonne’s many events at churches, nightclubs, conferences, schools or libraries, Click to email your location and you’ll receive a date she’ll be nearby.
*April 12-13, Golden, CO 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference and Concerts, American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., 80401 http://rmstory.org/conference/overview/
*April 26-28, Madison, WI 9:00 am – 11:00 pm, Northlands Confabulation, the Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin, 702 Langdon St.53703,http://northlands.net
*August 2-4, Dublin, OH 9:00 am – 11:00 , Coffman Park, 5600 Post Road, Dublin 43017 http://www.dublinirishfestival.org
*September 17-21, Oneida, TN, Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood Road, 37841 http://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/storytelling.html
*November TBA, The Moth Grand Slam, Denver, CO. Check back for details.
Yvonne is a Dynamic Storyteller
Interactive and humorous, Yvonne’s storytelling with children and families highlights participatory tales and drumming from world cultures. Teen, adult and college audiences savor personal narrative, chilling and romantic ghost stories, and heartwarming entertainment.
Yvonne is a Talented Writer
She writes all of the stories she performs. Some are her parents’ bedtime tales archived by the Irish Folklore Commission. Others are adapted from multicultural folklore and history. Still more are personal narratives reflective of her culture which she calls ‘Malls & Malarkey’. Yvonne publishes in European and American magazines, books, compact discs and DVDs.
Yvonne is a Gifted Educator
Her innovative school presentations address curriculum content expectations and standards-based education for grades K-12 (GLCEs, HSCEs.) Conference and college seminars and workshops focus on professional development.