Directory of Storytellers

Byrne, Helena

Byrne, Helena


Availability: Full time and is prepared to travel.



Combining her love of Irish folklore and passion for Irish music, Helena Byrne regularly performs as a seanchaí (storyteller) and singer. Helena interweaves tales of the Other World and the mysterious Fairy Folk with traditional Irish songs and wonderful insights into the Irish life of days gone by.

Akin to the traditional travelling seanchaí of times past, Helena is renowned for bringing her spellbinding stories and songs to diverse audiences in settings large and small. From young to old, Helena will bring your imagination into the fascinating world of the Banshee, the Pooka and the supernatural, while emulating the traditional Irish sing-song.


“Not only was I entertained but I learned a lot as well. Helena Byrne, a charming, young Irish woman, looking every bit the fairy herself, all petite and delicate, lured us into a world of fairies and pookas and an Ireland of long ago, with her marvelously narrated stories and song. Oh her singing voice – I would have listened to her all night…” – Patricia O, London, UK (TripAdvisor 15/09/2015)

Helena offers tailored entertainment packages to suit your requirements. From afternoon walks through Dublin City and children’s parties to evening banquets and corporate events.

“If you don’t get goosebumps when you hear her beautiful voice then you may need to consult a medical professional because chances are, you’re dead inside.” – Travel Ireland Magazine, March 2016

“I didn’t want the stories to end, each one was more spellbinding than the last.” –The Celtic Connection Magazine, March/April 2016



Preferred audience:

All audiences except pre-school.


Background experience:

Helena has performed for companies such as Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Libraries, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, the National Leprechaun Museum, the Yarn Storytelling Festival, and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Helena also produces her own storytelling events throughout Ireland.

Helena has also worked as a Resident Storyteller for Irish Folk Tours’ show ‘An Evening of Food, Folklore & Fairies’, ranked as TripAdvisor’s Number One ‘Nightlife in Dublin’ event and nominated as CIE Tours ‘Best Evening Performance in Ireland’ 2016.

Later in 2016 Helena will be travelling to North America for her first US tour, performing for numerous Irish organisations, museums and concert venues.


+353 85 149 6103 Mobile: +353 85 149 6103
Dublin, Co. Dublin

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