sorcha cribben-merrill

singer | songwriter

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)


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NEWS


SEP 30, 2017 - CELEBRATING ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF QUIET CD RELEASE

Enjoy a live video from the 'Quiet' CD Release show at Portland House of Music and Events in Portland, Maine.

Featuring: Chas Lester, drums; Adam Montminy, bass; Monique Barrett, Meg Book, Jo Sorrell, backup vocals.

 


AUG, 2017 - joined 317 main: little roots TEACHING ARTIST 

Sorcha joins the Little Roots team teaching early childhood music classes to families and children (birth through age 7) at 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine.

She teaches Family Classes, Stomp & Drum (ages 3-4), Stomp & Strum (ages 4-5), Strum & Sing (ages 5-7) and private lessons for Little Roots students focusing on ukulele and instrument exploration.

Sorcha also performs with other 317 Main music faculty.


JUNE, 2017 - MUSIC & DANCE COLLABORATION

Internationally touring dancers/performance artists Sara Juli and Claire Porter debuted their new commissioned performance piece ''The Lectern' at the American Dance Festival. 

Juli's original song is arranged and performed by Sorcha (recorded audio). Stay tuned for future performances.


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: SONGWRITERS TEAM UP WITH NEW MOTHERS

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

Sorcha was invited to join Bay Chamber Concerts music faculty in a Rockport, ME based Lullaby Project as a songwriter facilitators, and lead vocalist for a second year. Five new mothers each wrote a lullaby for their baby, in collaboration with a Bay Chamber songwriter. The musicians recorded them at Rockport Opera House in Rockport, Maine, with the mothers producing their own song; recorded and mixed by Jud Caswell.


DEC 19, 2016 - IGUANA MUSIC FUND GRANT winner

Sorcha was among the recipients of this year's Iguana Fund, courtesy Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Her grant will fund solo performance at 10 Assisted Living centers nationwide with limited funding for, or access to, live music. 


EXPLORE SORCHA'S DUO | TRIO | BAND COLLABORATIONS >

 

music@sorchastudio.com | 207.266.1261 | portland, maine