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 Michigan 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.

    Upcoming Events:

    Feb 1 -Kalamazoo Storytelling Festival, MI

    April 25-26- Northlands Conference. Lake Geneva, WI

    May 2-3 -Rocky Mountain Conference, Denver, CO

    July 24-27 - National Storytelling Conference, Mesa, AZ

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 Yvonne HealyDVDs.

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.


May you have a thousand good things.