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)

QUIET - NEW 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

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

She calms and ignites 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) . . .


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

"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
Five new moms wrote 5 new lullabies. And we recorded and performed them. Once again I contributed lead vocals and songwriting facilitation alongside the amazing Bay Chamber Music School crew and Wayfinder School students and teachers for this beautiful Carnegie Hall collaboration.

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DEC 19, 2016
IGUANA FUND GRANT
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. I will post updates here & on socials.

Reserve your (free) tickets to the Showcase April 10 at Club Passim >


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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.

Thin Disguise: A track from the new album by Sorcha. Filmed by Alex Coppola at a House Concert in Limerick, Maine. Nov 2015.

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

One of several Playing for Change/Playing for Maine videos, funded by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.


music@sorchastudio.com | 207.266.1261 | portland, maine