Sorcha’s “sultry and jazzy” voice captures the blues, jazz and country influences in her music. Wielding acoustic guitar and claw hammer banjo, this 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist “unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes” (Portland Phoenix). read full bio >
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- assisted living, bereavement centers, hospices, schools
8.7.13: Sorcha & The Clearing BAND DEMO TRACKS RELEASED!
Our band’s spring studio session yielded three demo tracks, which are now available, streaming online. Recorded and mixed by Frank Hopkins at Sweet Dream Recording, Portland ME. Listen, share and join our mailing list to stay in the know…
7.11.13: Festival Season!
Looking forward to partaking in 3 upcoming festivals:
7/13 – Arootsakoostik Music Festival (New Sweden, ME) – short solo set with Adam Montminy on bass
8/3-8/5 – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale, NY) – informal side stage performances at “Focus Music” tent and “Acoustic Live” radio tent.
9/7 – Connecticut Folk Festival (Edgerton Park, CT) – in the round with Connor Garvey & more
7.8.13: Songwriting Workshop for Collaborative School
July 10 – Facilitating an interactive presentation and songwriting workshop for Collaborative School students. The Collaborative School is a division of the nonprofit Maine Special Education / Mental Health Collaborative (MSE/MHC) and provides day treatment services for children in grades K – 12.
6.5.13: New York Bound
Eager to explore the Big Apple – a rarity for this rural gal – and perform at Pete’s Candy Store as part of their “Afternoon Delight” happy hour series. Special guest Gabe Mortali will join.
5.2.13: Mini New England Tour announced – with Zak Trojano
Embarking on a three date run around Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, collaborating with Zak Trojano. Finishing up in Maine at Putnam Smith’s CD release party.
5/15 – Educators Conference at Attitash Mountain (Bartlett, NH)
5/17 – House Concert with Mary Patterson (Somerville, MA)
5/18 – The Parlor Room (Northampton, MA)
5/19 – One Longfellow Square (Portland, ME) – harmony support for Putnam Smith
4.15.13: Special Live Band Performance – Cold River Radio Show
On May 12, Sorcha & The Clearing is excited to be the featured musical guest on the “Cold River Radio Show” – a beloved variety show in Intervale, NH hosted by Jonathan Sarty, recorded live before a studio audience. Featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors, and storytellers. www.coldriverradio.com
3.8.13: Songwriting / Creative Expression Presentations
Wed, March 13, 2013: Presenting at University of New England as part of a Social Work and the Creative Arts class, Portland, ME.
Spring 2013: Collaborative School in New Gloucester, ME.
THREE’S PRIME with Sorcha & The Clearing, Connor Garvey Band and Rusty Belle
January 10, 2013; 7:30pm; $10 adv / $15 door; tix: www.onelongfellowsquare.com
10.25.12: Vermont / MA tour with Rusty Belle, Putnam Smith, Jo Sorrell
Teaming up with Rusty Belle to play Burlington and Montpelier Vermont, then heading to Boston to play a special Club Passim show with Putnam Smith and Jo Sorrell. details >
10.3.12: California tour LAUNCHED
Four date west coast adventure…
10/6 – Private Wedding, Los Angeles, CA (private wedding)
10/9 – El Rio, San Francisco: w/ Jo Sorrell on cello / with Addie & The Subtrax
10/11 – Companion Bakeshop, Santa Cruz, CA: w/ Jo Sorrell on cello
10/12 – Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA: w/ Jo Sorrell on cello
6.25.12: Honored to have been selected to perform in the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase! Looking forward to performing among such amazing talent. Frequent collaborator Jo Sorrell will join me on cello/harmonies.