Out Now – ‘Scéal – a Collection of Irish Stories, Music & Poetry’
‘Scéal’, meaning ‘Story’ in the Irish language, is a collection of Helena’s favourite Irish stories and poems, gathered by Helena from various sources, including her own family and neighbours. These stories of Leprechauns and Trooping Fairies, encounters with the ‘Other Folk’ during the festival of Samhain and poems inspired by these magical tales are sure to bring you into the ‘Other World’ and awaken your imagination.
Order your copy of Helena’s new album ‘Scéal – a Collection of Irish Stories, Music & Poetry’ in CD format
Scéal’s 17 tracks include My Lagan Love, Michael O’Brien & the Banshee of Graiguenamanagh, The Piper & the Pooka, James Byrne & the Death Coach, Sean Fitzgerald & the Leprechaun and many, many more.
Listen to ‘My Lagan Love’ performed by Helena, from her new album ‘Scéal’:
A Note from Helena: “For the past number of years I have been regaling guests with stories of the fairies and other enchanting tales from Irish folklore. Having had many guests ask me to record these stories, I am delighted to share with you this collection of my favourite stories and poems that I’ve been fortunate enough to gather over the years. I look forward to sharing this collection with you and hope that it will bring many hours of wonder and joy to you and yours.”
Helena is delighted that her father John, mother Mary and brother James have been kind enough to lend their vocals to this special collection.
Vocals by Helena Byrne, John Byrne, James Byrne & Mary Byrne
Tin Whistle by Colm O’Snodaigh and Piano by Josh Johnston.
Photography by Laelia Milleri, Dress by Claire Garvey.
Graphic Design by Jamie Hickey.
Recorded at Quiet Cailín Studios and Cauldron Studios.
What People Say About Helena’s Storytelling
“Helena is amazing… Was happily entertained by Helena’s story telling and singing… the star of the night was Helena with her charming personality and story telling expertise as well as her accent which I could listen to all night. I would recommend this to everyone to learn of Irish folklore and stories. Helena is a great entertainer and absolute pleasure.” – Dick, Saginaw, Texas (29/06/2015)
“Helena is a wonderful story teller, and we were all hanging on her every word. She also has a beautiful singing voice. We bought her CD and can’t wait to hear her sing again.” – Ellen M, Long Island, New York (09/06/2015)
“The storyteller, Helena, is fascinating, giving so much information about Ireland and the Irish way of life, in such an entertaining, engaging way that you never want her to stop.” – Rosemary S (28/02/2015)
“This was my favorite part of the trip. Helena was our story teller, I could have listened to her all night long. Her actions, the way she told stories made you feel like you were right there being a part of it. Never wanted her to stop.” – Tonie K, Kankakee, Illinois, USA (20/02/2015)
“I had the pleasure of taking a group of 39 people to the Brazen Head, Ireland’s oldest pub, for their-last evening in Dublin at the end of a 12 day tour of Ireland. But what a surprise lay in store when we met Helena Byrne our host for the evening. A very talented lady. With song /storytelling and folklore this has to be the most entertaining evening I have ever attended. Helena is just a breath of fresh air she truly is a great tourist ambassador for Ireland. This show is a must for anyone visiting Dublin.” – Austin McArdle, CIE Tours, Monaghan, Ireland (30/07/2014)
Order your copy of ‘Scéal – a Collection of Irish Stories, Music & Poetry’