Sorcha Cribben-Merrill


Sorcha started making music at age 3 in Downeast Maine. She loves to support young musicians in expressing their natural ‘voice’ through whichever instruments and styles they want to explore.


Sorcha has been songwriting and performing for over 20 years. She sings and plays guitar, banjo and ukulele on stages nationwide. She was selected as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2012. Very active in the Portland music community, she performs solo, duo and with her band.

She graduated from Skidmore College cum laude with a major in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Music. Since returning to Maine in 2003, Sorcha has been connecting music with healing and creative education. She co-created a music and literacy program for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine and assists with the Center for Grieving Children’s Intercultural songwriting projects. She also supports young mothers in writing lullabies for their babies as part of the Lullaby Project (a Carnegie Hall Musical Connections program) and regularly performs jazz concerts for assisted living audiences, with a focus on memory care.

When not singing or learning to salsa dance, she can be found on, in or near the ocean.