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)

This hard-touring solo (sometimes duo) artist . . . with brilliant virtuosity . . . already slayed at the State Theatre last year, and now she’ll conquer our hearts again on a smaller stage that will surely highlight this musician’s dedication and unexpected vocal power.
— Portland Phoenix
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SORCHA CRIBBEN-MERRILL is a Maine songwriter with a “sultry, jazzy” voice of unexpected power and presence. Her fiery folk-soul grooves, haunting ballads, and charming vignettes unveil “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability...witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix)

It all began with a 4-track and an old piano in the laundry room. Now, two decades later . . . read full bio >

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PORTLAND PRESS HERALD ARTS FEATURE (by RAY ROUTHIER)

HEARING IS BELIEVING...SORCHA CRIBBEN-MERRILL SHARES THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC WITH YOUNG AND OLD

"Within seconds of launching into “Hey Good Lookin,"...one short white-haired woman lifted her feet off the ground and began tapping her fuzzy slippers together to the beat...During the hour that she played, Cribben-Merrill got about a dozen residents of the memory care unit moving and dancing..." [read more]


LULLABY PROJECT: SONGWRITERS TEAM UP WITH NEW MOTHERS

A collaboration between Carnegie Hall | Bay Chamber Music School | Wayfinder Schools.

Sorcha joined Bay Chamber Concerts music faculty in Rockport, Maine as a songwriter facilitator and lead vocalist for a second year, supporting five new mothers write a lullaby for their baby... [read more]


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