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 is a lovely record for a long, meditative drive. 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's third studio album takes improvisational risks and stretches into new solo sounds. Each song invites a deep listening.

Produced by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Jeff Oehler
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jeff Oehler
Beehive Productions, Saranac Lake, NY
Assistant engineer: Redia Spada
Additional recording by Evan Casás, Portland, ME (Track 8)

Artwork and design by Sorcha
Design and layout by Susan Bibeau, Beehive Productions
Photography by Tricia Jamiol Photography

All songs written by Sorcha Cribben-Merrill (BMI)

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill: Vocals, Acoustic and
Electric Guitars, Ukulele (3, 7), Drums (5, 6, 7)
Jason Rafalak: Upright Bass (2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)
Raky Sastri: Drums (2, 8, 10, 11, 12)
Meg DeFrancesco Book: Harmony Vocals (7)


$15 - COMPACT DISC (+ shipping)


Sorcha's sophomore album
A celebration of loss and growth, released June 2010

Recorded and mixed by Pete Morse, Busted Barn Recording
Portland, Maine

Additional recording by Chris Watkinson Sounds
(Track 10 recorded live at Bowdoin College)

Mastered by Lincoln Clapp, Belfast, Maine


Sorcha: vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo

Pete Morse: electric guitar, pedal steel, acoustic guitar

Patia Maule: piano (track 10)


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Debut original album.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Pete Morse
Busted Barn Recording, Portland and Freeport, Maine

Released in Winter 2006


Sorcha: Vocals, acoustic guitar

Pete Morse: Electric & acoustic guitars, lap steel, bass, mandolin, banjo, synth

Zak Trojano: Drums and percussion

Frank Ferrell: Fiddle (tracks 1 & 10)



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