The Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley will host two online events in May featuring Irish singer and storyteller Helena Byrne.
Byrne will transmit her shows using Zoom from her home in Dublin.
• “Irish Folk Songs, Sing-Alongs, and Stories for Mother’s Day” takes place from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.
Byrne and acclaimed Irish singer Simon Morgan will perform a collection of Irish folk songs, and reveal insights into their origin and history. And the public is invited to sing along, just as an audience would at a traditional Irish sing-along by the fireside.
• From 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Byrne will return with “Irish Ghost Stories & The Supernatural in Ireland.” Telling tales of haunted castles, poltergeists and guardian angels, Byrne will delve deep into the captivating world of Irish ghost stories and the Irish people’s relationship with the afterlife.
Tickets to each show are $20 and provide access to one Zoom account. Everyone in a household can enjoy the stories and music for the price of one ticket.
Proceeds benefit the Irish artists and the new Irish Cultural Center’s museum. For tickets and more details, visit the ICC’s listings on Eventbrite or on their Facebook page: