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Dr. Eleanor Giraud


Dr Eleanor Giraud

Course Director, MA Ritual Chant and Song

Room No: IW1.29,
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick

V94 DK18

Tel: +353-61-234743


Eleanor joined the Irish World Academy in 2016 as the Course Director of the MA in Ritual Chant and Song.  Her research interests are in the areas medieval music and sources studies, in particular notation, music book production, and the liturgy of the Dominican Order.  Before joining the Irish World Academy, Eleanor held the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellowship in Music at Lincoln College, Oxford, from 2014-2016.

Eleanor gained a Ph.D. (2013) and M.Phil. (2010) from the University of Cambridge, and a B.Mus. from Newcastle University (2009).  Her Ph.D. thesis sought to examine the role of the music notator within the process of producing manuscripts: who would have copied the music, how the copying of music was organised, and how music notators interacted with other trades involved in book production, such as text scribes.  She explored these questions through a study of liturgical manuscripts made for the Dominican convent of St-Jacques in Paris in the thirteenth century.

Eleanor’s latest chapter is now available on open access: Eleanor Giraud, ‘The Dominican Scriptorium at St-Jacques, and its production of liturgical exemplars’, in Andreas Nievergelt et al. (eds.), Scriptorium: Wesen, Funktion, Eigenheiten (Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015), 247-258.

For further details of Eleanor’s research, teaching and publications, see her profile on ULRIS.

For more details about the MA in Ritual Chant and Song, see

Dr. Sandra Joyce (Director)

                Dr. Sandra Joyce is Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, which has 16 programmes of study from BA to PhD level.  Together with Niall Keegan and Mícheál O Súilleabháin, she founded the BA Irish Music and Dance and… Continue Reading

Dr. Niall Keegan (Associate Director)

Niall Keegan was born in the south east of England and began playing Irish traditional flute at an early age amongst the community of first and second generation musicians in and around London. In 1990 Niall began studying under Dr Mícheál Ó Súileabháin for a Masters degree which he completed in 1992 with the submission… Continue Reading

Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (Founding Director & Chair of Music)

In January 1994, he established the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in the University of Limerick, where he took up position as the first holder of a new Chair of Music. The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance initially concernedwith research and innovation in Irish and Irish-related music world wide. These interests… Continue Reading

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