About

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

Singer, storyteller, actress and songwriter; Helena Byrne grew up in Ballyhale, county Kilkenny, in the south east of Ireland, a village well known for it’s phenomenal hurling players. But from a young age, it quickly became evident that Helena was not drawn to the field, but to the stage. With both parents coming from musical families, Helena grew up surrounded by music of all kinds, from Irish folk songs to blues, country and pop. Family gatherings would progress into sing-songs that often carried on til the wee hours of the night. There was nowhere that Helena felt more at home than when singing and performing. This remains true to this day.

For several years, she has combined her love of Irish folklore and passion for the performing arts, performing as a seanchaí (storyteller) and singer for groups of all ages across Ireland. Akin to the travelling seanchaí of times past, Helena also performs regularly across the Atlantic, most recently performing for the Irish Ambassador to the U.S. in Washington D.C. Helena interweaves tales of Irish folklore and history, with traditional Irish songs and wonderful insights into an Ireland of days gone by.

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As a singer/songwriter, Helena 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, Kíla and is fortunate to have worked with them on all three of her studio albums.

Email Helena at Helena@HelenaByrne.com

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