Stateside
5:27 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

A St. Patrick's Day story with Allison Downey and Yvonne Healy

St. Patrick's day is Sunday. It seems fitting to bring you a dash of Irish culture.

Yvonne Healy is a Michigan-based Irish-American storyteller.

Born in Ireland, she brings "rollicking kids’ tales, weird Celtic legends, outrageous family lore, or thought-provoking adult fare."

Her stories have helped her win awards as a raconteur, and she is currently the #1 traditional Irish story teller in the U.S.

You can listen to her story above. It was developed by Allison Downey and produced by Allison Downey & Zak Rosen. Special thanks to Peggy Watson, Bob Skon, and Kyle Norris for their production help.

And here's a tune "Ireland for You" written by Allison Downey and performed live in Michigan Radio's Studio East: 

(Annie Capps - harmony vocals, Rod Capps - lead guitar, John Austin - electric bass, Allison Downey - lead vocals and guitar, Engineered by the fabulous Bob Skon)

And here is a video of Yvonne Healy telling one of her stories:

The Bird: Multicultural Folklore from Yvonne Healy on Vimeo.