Sorcha Cribben-Merrill – Friday, July 21st at 7pm
Join Magical Yoga for the Songwriter Series, our intimate concerts featuring local and regional singer songwriters. Bring a beverage, a chair, pillow, or blanket, and some friends as you sit and listen to the stories of our lives and the musicians who tell them.
Sorcha composes stirring music steeped in folk, blues, jazz and soul and performs with a “sultry” voice of unexpected power and riveting stage presence. From haunting ballads to charming vignettes 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, 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 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.
In addition, Sorcha’s work often connects music and healing and creative learning. She regularly performs for assisted living audiences with a focus on memory care, she works with young moms to write lullabies for their babies as part of the ‘Lullaby Project,’ a Carnegie Hall Musical Connections program, and she co-created a music and literacy program for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine.
Her third studio album of original music, Quiet, was co-produced with Beehive Productions and released in September 2016. Downeast Magazine offers: “It’s refreshing to hear a record devoted to her tranquil side – it only underscores the crazy range of one of Maine’s most versatile troubadours. And there’s nothing quiet about that.”