Dearbhla Collins – Collaborative Pianist & Vocal Coach – Photo Frances Marshall


The annual Dublin Song Series is a series of Lieder and classical art song recitals. 

Dearbhla Collins – Collaborative Pianist & Vocal Coach – Photo Frances Marshall

Dublin Song Series 2023 presents 3 song concerts with some of the greatest artists of this genre of today. The central focus of these recitals is songs written by Viennese composers and all include songs by the inventor of the Lied, Franz Schubert.

The Series is delighted to host the acclaimed British baritone, Sir Simon Keenlyside, making his Dublin debut. The second recital beings acclaimed Scottish tenor, Nicky Spence, to Irish audiences for the first time and the third one showcases the talent of Cork mezzo soprano, Niamh O’Sullivan, who is fast making a big career on the opera stages of Europe. All are accompanied by Dearbhla Collins, Ireland’s leading song recitalist.

21 MARCH 2023

Sir Simon Keenlyside, baritone and Dearbhla Collins bring you on a beautiful journey of love, loss and the magic of nature in songs by Schubert, Wolf, Duparc and Faure among others.

28 MARCH 2023

Nicky Spence and Dearbhla Collins explore settings of Shakespearean texts in music in English and German ranging from Purcell through Haydn and Schubert to Britten and Tippett.

4 APRIL 2023

The moving song cycle Frauenliebe-und-leben by Robert Schumann forms the cornerstone for this recital with Niamh O’Sullivan and Dearbhla Collins which also includes some of Schubert’s most beloved songs and a little nostalgic journey down an English / Irish country lane.

Founded by Dearbhla and her pianist brother, Finghin Collins, the Dublin Song Series is organised each year in partnership with the National Concert Hall and the Hugh Lane Gallery.

The Dublin Song Series hosts recitals of Lieder and other beautiful classical art songs, performed by leading Irish and international singers and pianists.

Full list of artists from past series concerts:


Juliane Banse
Anna Devin
Angelika Kirkschlager
Franzita Whelan
Lenneke Ruiten


Angela Brower
Sharon Carty
Tara Erraught
Anna Huntley
Ann Murray
Gemma Ni Bhriain


Paul McNamara
Mark Padmore
Dean Power
Gavan Ring


Thomas Allen
Benjamin Appl
Owen Gilhooly
Maarten Koningsberger
Jonathan Lemalu
Theo Platt
Will Thomas


Dearbhla Collins
Finghin Collins
Simon Lepper
Paul Lewis
Malcolm Martineau
Philip Mayers
Joseph Middleton
Helio Vida

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