Ph.D,M.A., B.Mus., B.A., H.Dip(Ed).
Helen Phelan: is course director of the MA in Ritual Chant & Song at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Her qualifications include undergraduate degrees in Music and German, a teaching diploma and Masters in Education and doctoral work in the area of ritual studies and liturgical music (specialising in Post Vatican II Irish liturgical music).
She is the director of the ‘Sanctuary’ initiative which coordinates Higher Education Authority funding for work with the ritual music of the refugee and asylum seeking community in Ireland. She is also director and founder of the Anáil Dé: Breath of God Festival of Sacred World Music.
Her publications include Anáil Dé: Breath of God, Music Ritual and Spirituality, which she edited for Veritas Publications in 2001 and from which she also designed a four-part radio documentary.
Dr. Helen Phelan,
Room No: IW1.16,
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick