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Byrne, Helena

Byrne, Helena



Availability: Full time and is prepared to travel.



Helena Byrne’s unique Irish Storytelling & Song performance will bring magic, laughter & festivity to your event.


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


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


Helena offers tailored entertainment packages to suit your requirements. From evening banquets, candle-lit family dinners to corporate events, she will find the perfect bespoke format for your event.



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


“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


"Brought me back to my ancestor’s Irish heritage. Helena was amazing. Her storytelling was riveting. I truly felt like she brought me back to the 1800’s. Very talented singer as well." – James, Dublin, Ireland (18/07/2017)


"Our storyteller, Helena, was enchanting. She had the whole room on the edge of its seat while we listened to her tell stories, and I left truly wanting more. Cannot recommend this enough." – Kaylee, USA (05/07/2017)


Preferred audience:

All audiences except pre-school.


Background experience:

Helena has performed for several companies & tour operators including Adams & Butler Luxury Travel, Irish Luxury Tours, Bunratty Castle & Folkpark, The National Leprechaun Museum, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Libraries, and the Yarn Storytelling Festival in County Wicklow. Helena also performs regularly across the Atlantic, most recently performing for the Irish Ambassador to the U.S. in Washington D.C.


Helena is also 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.





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

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