sorcha cribben-merrill

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill is a singer-songwriter hailing from Maine who composes stirring folk-blues-soul music. She sings in a sultry, jazzy voice of unexpected power. From haunting ballads to funk grooves, her songs unveil “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix)

NEW VIDEO: TENFOLD | from QUIET CD RELEASE
portland house of music and events | 9.30.16


QUIET ALBUM

It’s refreshing to hear a record devoted to her tranquil side - it only underscores the crazy range of one of Maine’s most versatile troubadours. And there’s nothing quiet about that.
— Downeast Magazine

'Breathable' filmed/multitracked: Beehive Productions, Saranac Lake, NY

 

ABOUT


Sorcha composes stirring music steeped in blues, folk, jazz and soul, gracing stages in New England and beyond with her 'sultry, jazzy' voice of unexpected power and presence.

From haunting ballads to charming vignettes to funk grooves, her songs unveil “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix). [read more...]


NEWS

SEP 30, 2017 - CELEBRATING ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF QUIET CD RELEASE
Enjoy a live video from the CD Release show at Portland House of Music and Events.

WATCH TENFOLD >


AUG, 2017 - NEW TEACHING ARTIST @ 317 MAIN
Sorcha joins the Little Roots program teaching early childhood music classes to families and children, birth - age 7 at 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine.


JUNE, 2017 - MUSIC & DANCE COLLABORATION
Catch dancer and performance artist Sara Juli's new American Dance Festival-commissioned piece 'The Lectern' touring the US this year for Sara's original song with piano arrangement / accompaniment by Sorcha.


APR 2, 2017 - PORTLAND PRESS HERALD FEATURE STORY: Sorcha Cribben-Merrill shares the healing power of music with young and old (by Ray Routhier)

"During the hour that she played, Cribben-Merrill got about a dozen residents of the memory care unit moving and dancing, including several in wheelchairs who were spun and twirled by nurses..." [read more]


MAR, 2017 - LULLABY PROJECT: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN
Carnegie Hall | Bay Chamber Music School | Wayfinder Schools

Five new moms wrote 5 new lullabies. And we recorded and performed them. Once again I contributed lead vocals and songwriting facilitation alongside the Bay Chamber Music School crew and Wayfinder School students and teachers. Recorded at Rockport Opera House, Maine; recorded and mixed by Jud Caswell.


DEC 19, 2016 - IGUANA FUND GRANT

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I am honored to be among the recipients of this year's Iguana Fund, courtesy Club Passim.

My grant will fund my performance at 10 Assisted Living centers nationwide with limited funding for, or access to, live music. Stay tuned for project updates.


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VIDEOS

Breathable: A track from Sorcha's new album 'Quiet.' Filmed and multi-tracked by Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY. Captured with Peluso Microphones. WATCH ON VIMEO >


'Thin Disguise' - performed by Sorcha. Filmed by Alex Coppola at a House Concert in Limerick, Maine. Nov 2015. WATCH ON VIMEO >


WCSH-6 Live Performance of two songs from the new album and interview, Portland / Bangor, Maine. Great Big Bubble > Carving >

WCSH-6 Live Performance of two songs from the new album and interview, Portland / Bangor, Maine.

Great Big Bubble >
Carving >


'House of Hope' performed by Sorcha and Jo Sorrell (cello/harmony vocals). Courtesy Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM); filmed by Alex Coppola, recorded by Evan Casas, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Wyman.

Playing for Change/Playing for Maine videos were funded by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

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music@sorchastudio.com | 207.266.1261 | portland, maine