About

Helena has been performing since she was knee high to a guitar.

As a singer/songwriter she has been a support act for James Taylor, Katie Melua and Bob Geldof at the Source Festival, Kilkenny and Glenstall Abbey Sanctuary Concert alongside renowned Irish singers Moya Brennan and Cara O’Sullivan. She was a third place winner in the 2fm Young Songwriter’s Contest, Vicar’s Street, Dublin and performed as a ‘Lady of the Castle’ for Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquets. She has performed as a session vocalist for both Rónán and Colm Ó Snodaigh, founding members of Irish group, Kila and most recently collaborated with Rónán, who features on her debut album ‘Ceol’.

Combining her love of Irish folklore and passion for the performing arts, Helena regularly performs as a seanchaí (storyteller) for groups of all ages. Helena interweaves tales of the Other Folk and traditional Irish songs, with wonderful insights into Irish life in times past.

Helena also works in theatre as an actor and director, and founded the Break-Away Project Performance Company in 2012. As part of their mission, the Break-Away Project work towards creating links between Irish and American artists, regularly showcasing work by American artists in Ireland and developing showcase opportunities for Irish artists in America. They also encourage the creation of new theatre and music, creating opportunities for new work to be showcased and developed.

Email Helena at helena@helenabyrne.com

Useful Links:

Helena’s YouTube Channel
Helena’s Sound Cloud Channel