Illinois Storyteller Profile
|Bio:||Yvonne Healy didn’t simply kiss the Blarney Stone; she swallowed it. A citizen of both Ireland and the USA, she spoke Gaelic and English until starting school. From this cultural stew grew one of America’s most endearing storytellers. |
“Healy is unafraid to amuse her listeners in any way possible. She throws herself into stories with gusto -singing, laughing, and even shouting if needed.” reports AudioFile Magazine.
A little bit Ireland and a little bit USA, Healy’s award-winning stories blend Irish whimsy, small town nostalgia and the bite of New York City showbiz. Performances are honest, humorous and passionate and range from urban slams to kiddy shows. Her traditional storytelling is ranked second in North America by Ireland’s authority on traditional culture.
Yvonne serves the art of storytelling on the Board of Directors, National Storytelling Network. Please watch free videos and contact her through www.IrishStoryTeller.US.
|Age Groups:||Elementary, Grades K-5 |
High School/Young Adult
Middle, Grades 6-8
|Story Types:||Bilingual |
Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
|Workshops using Storytelling:||For Educators |