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)

Jul
5
6:00 pm18:00

Barncastle - Blue Hill, ME

Barncastle features a wood-fired pizza oven and offers both traditional Italian cuisine and New England comfort food. Their menu celebrates vegetarian and vegan cuisine with a full selection of salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Enjoy wine, cider and local microbrews fireside in our intimate pub. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC IN THE PUB WEDNESDAY EVENINGS.


Apr
30
3:30 pm15:30

Jazz at Fallbrook Woods - Portland ME

  • Fallbrook Woods

Engaging residents in singing jazz standards, old time traditional tunes, and original songs. Fallbrook Woods is a senior living center dedicated to special care for patients suffering memory impairment from Alzheimer's or dementia in Portland, Maine. We have a blast. I love this job. http://fallbrookwoods.com

Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Club Passim - Cambridge, MA (Iguana Fund Recipient Showcase)

The Iguana Music Fund is an annual grant program that gives approximately $40,000 in grants annually to individual artists in amounts from $500 to $2,000 each. Grants are used for projects and expenses to aid in artists' career growth, and range from recording projects to community programs to specialized equipment or instruments.

I am honored that my project was among those funded - for performances at 10 Assisted Living Centers nationwide with limited funding for, or access to, live music activities.
Learn more: http://passim.org/iguana

April 10th Club Passim will host a showcase by 2016 Iguana Fund Recipients.
Reserve Tickets (free and open to the public): passim.org/club/iguana-music-night-2017

Apr
9
3:30 pm15:30

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence

Engaging residents in singing jazz standards, old time tunes and original songs in this Portland nursing home that offers "love-based" care. Music is a favorite, especially in the memory care center. http://sjrme.com

Apr
7
6:30 pm18:30

Coffeehouse at Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center - Castine, ME

An evening of great local music and community. The Coffee House is open to the public. Baked goods will be available for purchase, to support educational programming. For more information, contact the Wilson Museum at 326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.

112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME
http://www.wilsonmuseum.org/

Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME (opening for Heather Maloney)

Solo opening set for Heather Maloney.

Tickets $12
Learn more & Watch Videos of both artists:
https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=660

New England singer-songwriter HEATHER MALONEY launches her first ever multimedia, interactive live concert experience. Heather has written dozens of brand new, unreleased songs over the past year. Join in the immersive audio-visual ProjecTour, where throughout each show the lyrics to each new song will be projected behind her as she plays, as well as a mood-board style vintage art inspired by the stories and characters in the new material. At the end of each show the audience can vote for their favorite songs via the physical "Ballad Box", or by tweeting their favorite songs with the hashtag #HeathersProjecTour . Each vote helps determine what songs will appear on Heather's next full-length LP.

Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Local Motives - Live performance on WMPG Radio

Local Motives is WMPG’s long-running live, local music show. Since 1990 they have been broadcasting and recording Maine’s music history! It airs every Friday night from 7:30-9pm. From vaudeville to punk, soul to country, folk to electronic, nearly every type of music has been represented on the show. Hosted by Monica Wendel and Matt Perry.
http://www.localmotives.org/
http://www.wmpg.org/show/fri1930/

 

Mar
26
3:30 pm15:30

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence

  • Portland, ME

Engaging residents in singing jazz standards, old time tunes and original songs in this Portland nursing home that offers "love-based" care. Music is a favorite, especially in the memory care center. http://sjrme.com

 

Feb
26
3:30 pm15:30

Fallbrook Woods - Portland, ME

  • Fallbrook Woods

Engaging residents in singing jazz standards, old time traditional tunes, and original songs. Fallbrook Woods is a senior living center dedicated to special care for patients suffering memory impairment from Alzheimer's or dementia in Portland, Maine. We have a blast. I love this job. http://fallbrookwoods.com/

Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00

Live at Lake Flower Landing (CD RELEASE) - Saranac Lake, NY

  • Lake Flower Landing

Bluseed Studios & Beehive Productions proudly present...

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill – Saranac Lake CD Release Show of ‘Quiet’
Thursday, December 1st
Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY
Doors at 7:00pm – show starts at 7:30pm

Admission $12 / $10 for Bluseed Members

Sorcha was selected as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2012) and has sung her original songs with The Fogcutters, a contemporary big band from Maine. She has shared the stage with Tab Benoit, Tom Rush and the late Bill Morrissey and has performed at Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield, ME) and The State Theater (Portland, ME).
Her latest release, “Quiet” was produced and engineer by Jeff Oehler and recorded at Beehive Productions studios in Saranac Lake over the last year-and-a-half. For that reason she now thinks of Saranac Lake as her home-away-from-home and is excited to debut her new tunes here in the place where they were brought to life.

Visit http://www.sorchastudio.com/ for more info and to stream the new record.

Call 518-891-3799 or email admin@bluseedstudios.org to reserve your tickets.

Nov
20
3:30 pm15:30

Solo at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence

Engaging the residents of St. Joseph's by singing jazz, old time, popular and original music.

Studies have shown the profound effects music can have for residents living with dementia. St. Joseph's is working to provide each resident with a Mp3 player and personal playlist. To donate your used Ipod, Shuffle, or Mp3 player mail them to Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence Activity Department 1133 Washington Avenue Portland, Maine 04103.

http://sjr-me.com/

Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

CD Release House Concert, with Heather Styka

  • Big White Church, Penobscot ME

Returning to this lovely Big White Church House Concert venue in Penobscot, ME, my old stomping grounds, for a Hometown Celebration of my new release...'Quiet.' Hosted by Tom and Deb, the most gracious of hosts.

Co Bill with frequent collaborator Heather Styka
www.heatherstyka.com

FMI: Email music@sorchastudio.com

 

Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

'Quiet' CD Release Show

  • Portland House of Music, Portland ME

Celebrating the release of 'Quiet' my third studio album of original music
With special guest Katherine Matzell Frederick

I'll be joined by other guest performers, including:
Adam Montminy (bass), Chas Lester (drums / vocals), Jo Sorrell (cello / vocals), Meg DeFrancesco (vocals), Monique Barrett (vocals)

7pm Doors | 8pm Music
$8 advance | $10 day of show

Reserve Tickets:
https://www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/event/sorcha-cribben-merrill-cd-release/

music@sorchastudio.com | 207.266.1261 | portland, maine