Born in Ireland in 1986, Dearbhla began learning the trumpet at the age of 10. She graduated in 2008 from Queen's University Belfast, with a first class honours degree in music. Moving to London later that year, she began a Masters in Music Performance, studying with Anne McAneney at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Following graduation in 2010, Dearbhla moved to Berlin, where she now pursues an active career performing and teaching. Currently solo cornet with Berlin Concert Brass, she also plays with the rock band The Desperate Husbands! Over the years Dearbhla has performed with ensembles such as the Maribor International Orchestra, Shadwell Opera, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, The Rehearsal Orchestra, and the Ariel Band (BBC London), amongst others.

She has been fortunate to receive lessons and master-classes from renowned trumpet players such as Hakan Hardenberger, Bo Nilsson, Fritz Damrow, Jeroen Berwaerts, Gabor Tarkovi, Chris Martin and Craig Morris, to name but a few. In 2010, Dearbhla joined John Wallace to give the world première of Elias Shoot's  A Little Labyrinth for Two Trumpets at Dartington International Summer School, where she was a bursary student. Dearbhla also plays the violin.

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