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)


ceremony | cocktail hour

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Sorcha takes great care to work with couples
to select music that truly captures them. 

She specializes in solo ceremony
and cocktail hour music.

Warmth, professionalism and authenticity are
always at the heart of the experience.

Inquire about duo performance options/rates
and unique, customized requests.

Sorcha tailors her setlist to fit the desired atmosphere.

She offers a large catalog of original music and select covers - including songs by Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Patti Griffin, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Sam Cook, Neil Young, Patsy Cline.

Special request songs have included songs by Louis Armstrong, Adele, Citizen Cope, Kate Wolf, Traci Chapman, The Cure.

Please include your event date and location with your email inquiry. 


Sorcha composed 'Beauty and The Mystery' for two dear friends on their wedding day.

Since the first performance during their ceremony, it has become Sorcha's most requested song by other couples. She has sung it at numerous other weddings and celebrations (to the couple's delight).

Sorcha's custom songs are generally written as a personal gift for dear friends. On rare occasions, Sorcha will agree to write a custom song for hire, for a particular person or rite of passage. Just ask > | 207.266.1261 | portland, maine