Back in 2003 a women's drumming group, The Belties were struggling to survive in Castle Douglas, numbers had been falling and the decision was made to split the band in two, one half to go further west to Newton Stewart and the other half to come to Dumfries.
So with a few drums, bells, tambos and six women we started of building a new drumming band.
As numbers steadily increased we were able to think about performing in public. Carlisle was our first venture but first we needed a name - after much discussion and many suggestions one of our members at the time, Ev came up with "The Samba Sisters" and the rest as they say is history.
The Samba Sisters have gone from strength to strength both in numbers and playing ability - adding new Samba and Brazilian numbers to the repertoire each year.
Interested in a Workshop?
We normally invite new members in September of each year and they are introduced to our world with some Workshops. Come along to one of our Samba Drumming Workshops to find out more (you don't have to want to join to attend the Workshops) >>
View the places we're playing in the Gig List >>
If you can't make a gig, see and hear the Samba Sisters in the sound & vision gallery >>
Want The Samba Sisters to play at your event? Please contact us >>