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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Women's Songwriter Showcase @ Blue - Portland, ME

Featuring new and established women singers & songwriters of Portland & beyond.
4x25 minute showcases of great music by the women all around you.


To be considered please write to Jenny at

About the Host:

With a crystalline voice that has been characterized as “somewhere between Aimee Mann and Bonnie Raitt,” songwriter Jenny Van West released her first album Something Real in 2015 and the EP Honey & Hive in 2016, both produced by Ed DesJardins in Readfield. Winner of the 2015 Maine Songwriters Association songwriting contest and a finalist in 2017, Van is releasing her new album of original songs Happiness to Burn, produced by internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Shane Alexander in Los Angeles, in April 2018.

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7:00 PM19:00

NYE Special Performance: Sable Lodge - South Portland, ME

My duo is preparing a festive performance to help ring in the New Year with the wonderful folks at Sable Lodge Retirement Community!

Featuring jazz standards, old time classics, and a few originals tossed in. Get ready to sing along to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George Gershwin, Johnny Cash, Etta James, Elvis Presley…and so much more.

YOU’RE INVITED! There is a limited number of extra seats available - want to join us for this special concert-celebration? Contact: to reserve your seat or FMI.

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Hustle & Flow Yoga - Live Music with Vanessa Bresson - Portland, ME
9:00 AM09:00

Hustle & Flow Yoga - Live Music with Vanessa Bresson - Portland, ME

Vanessa and Sorcha return to play and sing a reflective, gently powerful live soundtrack to Liz’s Power Flow Sunday Morning yoga experience. Acoustic guitar, 2 voices, Hapi drum.

Sign up soon to get in on it - the class filled up quickly last time they serenaded.
Reserve your spot:

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6:00 PM18:00

First Friday @ Portland Museum of Art - Copper Beech Tree Lighting - Portland, ME

A group of 317 Main Teaching Artists (Sorcha included) will lead the community in singing songs of the season for the annual Copper Beech Tree Lighting outside the Portland Museum of Art.

Program: 6-6:30 // Tree lighting: 6:30 // Free admission.
Meet in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park at the Portland Museum of Art.

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1:00 PM13:00

Tidings Craft Fair (Ocean Gateway) - Portland, ME

Third annual holiday craft and art fair. Sorcha returns for a second year to serenade local artists, artisans, and shoppers buying local this holiday season.

This is one busy, happening fair with the most beautiful of views.

Fair opens at 10am (with live music all day).

Sorcha performs 1-4pm.

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