Sophie Lee (2022) – An Investigation into the Effect of Group Singing and Group Drumming on the Wellbeing and Cognition of Persons with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease the Their Carers. Supervisor: Dr Hilary Moss.
Ciara Thompson (2021) Mo Stór é Mo Leanbh: Story, Meaning and Relationship in Irish Traditional Lullabies. Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Joyce.
Felix Morganstern (2021) Class, Masculinities and Sideways Nostalgia: Encounters with Irish Traditional Music in Germany. Supervisors: Dr. Aileen Dillane and Professor Britta Sweers (University of Bern).
Rebeca Tania Mateos Morante (2020)- A Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española. Supervisors: Dr. Catherine E. Foley, Professor José Miguel Marinas Herreras (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Dr. Mats Melin.
Jessica O’Donoghue (2020) – Music Therapy and Fluency Disorders. Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Moss.
Shane Cassidy (2020) – Music Therapy Assessment, Treatment and Evaluation Tool for the Physical Rehabilitation of Adult and Pediatric Patients with Acquired Brain Injury. Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Moss.
Ian Bascombe (2019) – A New Organology of Nineteenth Century Tin Whistle: Origins, Materialities, Stories and Journeys. Supervisor: Dr. Aileen Dillane.
Jack Talty (2019) – The Ivory Tower and The Commons?: Problematising Irish Traditional Music in Irish Higher Education. Supervisor: Dr. Aileen Dillane.
Fiona Byrne (2018) Investigating Evaluation of Audience Experience in the Visual Art Spaces in Ireland. Supervisor: Dr. Niamh NicGhabhann.
Jason Noone (2018) The Applications of Mainstream Music Technologies to Facilitate Access to Creative Musical Experiences for People with Disabilities: a Participatory Action Research project. Supervisors: Dr. Sandra Joyce and Dr. Jane Edwards.
Paul Dooley (2018) Harp Tuning Practice in Medieval Ireland and Wales. Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Sandra Joyce Paul Whittaker, CAWMS and Dr. Peter Tiernan, MSSI.
Hannah Fahey (2018) Singing Island: An Investigation into the Experiences of Classically Trained Teachers of Singing and the Changing Landscape of Vocal Pedagogy in the Republic of Ireland. Supervisor: Professor Helen Phelan
Mary McLaughlin (2018) Singing Between Worlds: The Portrayal of the Otherworld in the Traditional Songs of Donegal. Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Joyce.
Irene Horgan (2018) A History of Irish Step Dancing in the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut, U.S. Supervisor: Dr Catherine Foley.
Elizabeth Painter (2017) Dancing Identity: Embodied Style and Aesthetics in Cuban Casino and Everyday life. Supervisors: Dr Catherine Foley and Professor Anya Peterson Royce (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Carolyn Dike (2017) A Singing Space: Re-contextualizing Tradition. Supervisors: Dr. Colin Quigley and Dr. Sandra Joyce.
Francis Ward (2016) The Effects of New Technology on the Transmission of Irish Traditional Music. Supervisor: Dr. Colin Quigley.
Leah O’Brien Bernini (2016) The Neoliberalisation Of Cultural Production: An Ethnography Of Professional Irish Traditional Music. Supervisors: Dr. Colin Quigley and Professor Timothy Taylor (UCLA).
Deirdre Kelly (2016) Interpreting the Iconographies of Mythology and Spirituality in the ‘Dream’ Paintings of George (AE) Russell. Supervisors: Dr. Niamh.NicGhabhann and Dr Ciara Breathnach.
Gary Larson (2016) Contesting Creativity: Choices in Competitive Clogging in the Intermountain West. Supervisors: Dr. Catherine Foley and Dr. Colin Quigley.
Eamonn Costello (2015) Sean-nos singing and Oireachtas na Gaeilge: Identity, romantic nationalism, and the agency of the Gaeiltacht community nexus. Supervisors: Dr. Sandra Joyce and Dr. Niall Keegan.
Geraldine Cotter (2013) Continuity and Change in the Teaching and Learning of Irish traditional Music Performance in Ennis, County Clare 1950-1990 Supervisor: Dr. Aileen Dillane
Thomas Johnston (2013) The bloom of youth: conceptualising a theory of educative experience for Irish traditional music in post-primary music education in Ireland Supervisors: Dr. Sandra Joyce, Jean Downey, and Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Melanie Brown (2012) Musical Exploration of the Sabbath Morning Service in Dublin’s Orthodox Jewish Community Supervisor: Dr. Helen Phelan.
Sile Denvir (2012) – I Lár an Aonaigh : iniúchadh ar an athmhíniú agus an taibhléiriú a déantar ar amhráin dhúchasacha Gaeilge in Éirinn agus in Albain i gcomhthéacs nua-aimseartha Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Dr. Lillis Ó Laoire.
Maria Escribano (2012) Rhythms of struggle : recovery, revival and re-creation of txalaparta in the Basque Country Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Dr. Colin Quigley.
Niall Keegan (2012) The art of juncture – transformations of Irish traditional music Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Anne Mannion (2012) Missale Vetus: Liturgy, Paleography and Repertoires in the Notated Missal Excl3515 Supervisors: Dr. Helen Phelan and Dr. Emma Hornby.
Paul McKeever (2012) Aspects of Organ-Building in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century, referencing White, Telford, and Post-Emancipation Choral Practice Supervisors: Dr. William McVicker and Dr. Helen Phelan.
Mats Melin (2012) Percussive Routes: An Examination of the Shared Commonalities in Cape Breton Step Dancing Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Foley
Maire O’Keeffe (2012) Journey into tradition : a social history of the Irish Button Accordion Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Anemieke Van Den Tol (2012) A self-regulatory perspective on people’s decision to engage in listening to self-selected sad music when feeling sad Supervisor: Professor Jane Edwards
Andrea Intveen (2011) Discovering anthroposophical music therapy : an investigation of its origins and applications Supervisor: Professor Jane Edwards.
Sandra Joyce (2011) Transforming Carolan Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Oscar Mascerenas (2011) Exposing the play in Gregorian Chant: the manuscript as an opening of re-presentation Supervisors: Dr. Helen Phelan and Dr Emma Hornby.
Mel Mercier (2011) The Mescher bones playing tradition : syncopations on the American landscape Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Eri Hirabayashi (2010) The goddess dances beyond time: an exploration of continuity through change in contemporary Japanese ritual, with specific reference to the miko mai shinji. Supervisor: Dr. Helen Phelan.
Alison Ledger (2010) Am I a founder or am I a fraud? Music therapists’ experiences of developing services in healthcare organisations Supervisor: Professor Jane Edwards
Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain (2010) An Examination of the Creative Processes in Competitive Irish Step Dance Supervisors: Dr Catherine Foley and Dr Colin Quigley.
Maire Ni Chaoimh (2010) Journey into Tradition: A Social History of the Button Accordion Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Mary Louise O’Donnell (2009) Custodians of Culture: A Social, Political, Musicological and Cultural History of the Irish Harp and its Patronage from 1790 to 1845 Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, and Dr. Tom Moylan.
Susan Motherway (2008) Mediating the Divide: The Globalisation of Irish Traditional Song Performance. Supervisors: Dr. John Morgan O’Connell and Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Victoria O’Brien (2008) A History of Irish Ballet From 1927 to 1963 Supervisor: Dr Catherine Foley.
Matt Cranitch (2006) Padraig O’Keefe and the Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Tradition Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Lee Higgins (2006) Boundary – Walkers: Contexts and Concepts of Community Music Supervisors: Professor Patricia Campbell Shehan: Dr Helen Phelan.
Jimmy O’Brien Moran (2006) Paddy Conneely – The Galway Piper: The Legacy of a Pre-Famine Folk Musician Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dr. Nicholas Carolan and Dr. Colette Moloney.
Olive Beecher (2005) The Dance Experience and Sense of Being: Therapeutic Application of Modern Dance Supervisors: Dr Catherine Foley and Professor Helen Payne.
Anthony McCann (2002) Beyond the commons : the expansion of the Irish Music Rights Organisation, the elimination of uncertainty, and the politics of enclosure. Supervisor: Dr John O’Connell.
Helen Phelan (2000) Laus Perennis : the emergence of a theology of music with reference to Post-Vatican II Irish Catholicism Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Joanna Trew (2000) Music, place and community : culture and Irish heritage in the Ottawa Valley Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Desi Wilkinson (1999) The world of traditional dance music in Brittany : an exploration of the political, cultural and socio-economic reality of traditional dance music in Brittany 1992-1999 Supervisors Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Dr John O’ Connell.
Hammy Hamilton (1996) The role of commercial recordings in the development and survival of Irish traditional music 1899-1993 Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Professor John Baily.
Elizabeth Doherty (1996) The Paradox of Pheriphery: Evolution of Cape Breton Fiddle Tradition c. 1928 -1995 Supervisor: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Colette Moloney (1995) The Bunting Manuscripts Supervisors: Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Dr. Paul Everett