Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
SORCHA CRIBBEN-MERRILL

Sorcha composes stirring music steeped in folk, blues, jazz and soul and performs with a sultry voice 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) Sorcha tours nationally solo and as a duo, and regionally with her band ‘Sorcha & The Clearing.’

She is equally at home performing on an acoustic stage, at a roots festival, on a sail boat or in a rock club. She also offers interactive jazz performances for individuals with dementia, group sing-alongs for children and families, songwriting workshops, and private 'music exploration' lessons. 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 nineteen piece big band from Maine. Her third album of original music, 'Quiet,' (co-produced by Beehive Productions) was released in Fall 2016.

Contact Information

First Name: 
SORCHA
Job Title/Position: 
Singer-Songwriter / Teaching Artist
Physical Address: 
Portland, ME 04103
Last Name: 
CRIBBEN-MERRILL
Phone: 
207-266-1261

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Music - Folk
Music - Pop / Rock
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region
National
International

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100