Irish Storyteller Helena Byrne’s unique Irish music & storytelling performance will bring magic, laughter & festivity to your evening.
Combining her love of Irish folklore and passion for Irish music, Helena Byrne regularly performs as a seanchaí (storyteller) and singer in Dublin and further afield. Helena’s storytelling 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 to evening banquets and corporate events, learn how her music & stories can bring magic, laughter & festivity to your time in Ireland.
For Bookings Email Helena@HelenaByrne.com
Helena is a member of ‘Storytellers of Ireland’.
“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
Helena has performed for several companies and 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. She has also toured extensively in the US.
Helena also performs 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.
For Bookings Email Helena@HelenaByrne.com
‘Scéal – a collection of Irish Stories, Music & Poetry’ Out Now
‘Scéal’, meaning ‘Story’ in the Irish language, is a collection of Helena’s favourite Irish stories & poems, gathered from various sources including Helena’s own family and neighbours. Tales of the leprechaun, the banshee, trooping fairies, and Other World encounters during the festival of Samhain, are just some of the enchanting stories that will awaken your imagination.
Order your copy of Helena’s 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.
Online Storytelling Lessons
Bring a little magic to your gatherings with family and friends by regaling them with a wonderful story full of imagination and laughter.
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)
Helena was a wonderful storyteller with a brilliant singing voice. She knew how to keep the audience attention and had me on the edge of my seat as I was living myself in these stories. – Mariska, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (16/07/2017)
Spent the evening with Helena Byrne as our story teller. Great fun and a better understanding of the Irish psyche, mythology, history and culture. I always believed that fairies and lepruchans were fiction. Now I know they are true. Thank you. – Dave & Marilyn, Washington, Pennsylvania (06/07/2017)
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)
Helena Brought the Fairies to Life! Her singing voice is beautiful, and her stories of all tales Irish was informative and a great way to spend an evening in Dublin. – Jim Shelley, Granville, Ohio (25/05/2016)
What a wonderful introduction to Ireland’s history and culture! Helena was fabulous… put on a tremendous show of singing and storytelling that was not only enjoyable but educational as well. She has a unique style of engaging with the audience, telling stories, talking about Ireland’s history, and singing that delighted everyone. – R Harrison, Newtown, Pennsylvania (12/2016)
Captivating Storytelling and Enchanting Songs. Helena made everyone in the room feel welcome with her warm demeanor and hospitable nature. She held the room captivated by her charisma and detailed storytelling. and she began to sing towards the end of the evening, the event was elevated to a whole new level. – Dave M, Cary, North Carolina, Newtown, Pennsylvania (25/10/2016)
Captivating Storytelling at it’s finest. Helena’s gift of painting pictures on your mind will leave you wanting more. Do yourself a favor and spend an evening with Helena. – Kara G, Peoria, Illinois (23/08/2016)
Stories were enchanting, as was our story teller Helena. She also has an amazing singing voice. My 17 year old son loved it, and showed it! That never happens. – Jenna, Dauphin, Canada (08/04/2016)
Helena did a fantastic job of holding a crowded room of international guests spell bound with her stories, singing and musicians. It was our last night of our tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. – Dan G (05/09/2015)
Helena Byrne is a charming person. We loved her stories about the fairies and her voice is beautiful. We play her CD all the time. – Tom P, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (31/08/2015)
Helena is amazing… Was happily entertained by Helena’s story telling and singing. There was also a couple guys that played, they were funny and witty and entertaining as well but 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)
May I say that Helena is perfect at her role, and when sang brought the room to a level of mesmerizing awe. – J. Farmer (13/01/2015)
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)
Helena Byrne is a terrific storyteller. She has a great presence and terrific voice (when she sings traditional songs). – Mollie Rose Trail, Maryland, USA (29/06/2014)
Being entertained by Helena was more than a treat. The stories and facts were told beautifully and clearly, we were given such an interesting insight into aspects of Irish culture, we laughed sometimes, were touched at others. – Marilyn P, Nyon, Switzerland (25/05/2014)
Both the telling of the Celtic tales, the Irish music and beautiful singing by Helena (you must hear her voice to believe it) was second to none. – Kathleen S, Birmingham, UK (15/02/2014)
Helena, our host, conveyed the essence of the celtic tradition with mesmerizing stories and a singing voice like an angel. – Martha C, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (13/02/2014)
Our storyteller, Helena, was fabulously entertaining and informative. In addition to the stories themselves, she mixed into her narrative an explanation of how folklore was a critical aspect of expression in the Irish experience therefore suggesting the importance it held in appreciating Irish culture. We were not only thoroughly entertained but we also learned quite a lot about the significance of folklore to the Irish psyche in days past. Such awareness is even somewhat useful in understanding contemporary Irish culture. She also displayed a beautiful voice as she sang a couple of folk songs for us during the evening. – Debbie K, Adrian, Michigan, USA (08/02/2014)
To enquire about Helena’s storytelling email Helena at: firstname.lastname@example.org