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)

Sorcha displays some serious bravado . . . impressive range . . . she travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability . . . witty verses and smart rhymes.
— Portland Phoenix

Sorcha composes stirring music steeped in blues, folk, jazz and soul.

She graces stages throughout 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)

Sorcha tours nationally solo and as a duo, and regionally with her band ‘Sorcha & The Clearing.’ She is equally at home performing on an acoustic stage, at a roots festival, on a sail boat or in a rock club.

She was selected as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2012) and has sung her original songs with The Fogcutters, a contemporary nineteen piece big band from Maine.

In addition, Sorcha’s work often connects music and healing and creative learning. She regularly performs for assisted living audiences with a focus on memory care, she works with young moms to write lullabies for their babies as part of the ‘Lullaby Project,’ a Carnegie Hall Musical Connections program, and she co-created a music and literacy program for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine.

Sorcha's third studio album, Quiet, was co-produced with Jeff Oehler of Beehive Productions and was released in September 2016.

Downeast Magazine offers: “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.”

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