Sin Scéal Eile

We are thrilled to welcome renowned Irish singer and storyteller Helena Byrne to the stage at Mermaid with her show ‘Sin Scéal Eile‘, an enchanting evening of stories and songs.

Singer and seanchaí Helena Byrne combines her passion for music and singing with her love of Irish folklore, interweaving tales of Irish folklore and history, with traditional Irish songs and wonderful insights into an Ireland of days gone by.

For this special World Storytelling Day celebration, Helena will bring a varied assortment of stories and songs to the Mermaid stage, from spooky Irish ghost stories and encounters with the Fairy folk, to heart-warming meet cutes in Bray’s own Arcadia Ballroom.

About Helena Byrne:

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.

As a young singer/songwriter, Helena quickly established herself in Ireland as a unique talent, playing as 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 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 three of her studio albums.

VENUE: Mermaid Arts Centre


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