Cork City Samba Band is a 20 piece samba percussion group based in Cork City, Ireland.
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We made use of the 2021 lockdown to record a studio version of our Batucada rhythm which you can find on our Spotify artist profile.

Here's a four track live stream we did at Cyprus Avenue in 2021

FúinnAbout Us

Cork City Samba Band is a percussion group formed in 2012 and has 20 members. We play a variety of samba rhythms like samba reggae, maracatu and bai aõ, as well as drum & bass, funk and house (the deeper the better!).

We regularly play indoor and outdoor events around Cork City and we really love busking on the streets. One of the highlights of the last few years was travelling to Liverpool to play at Brazilica Festival and we had a great time gigging and busking in Galway in September 2019 too.

Our practice room is in the city centre, but you'll often see us rehearsing outside on the boardwalk at Grand Parade, in the Lee Fields or at beaches like Garrestown/Garrylucas when the weather's good. We post updates on social media if we are playing or practicing outdoors somewhere.

We usually welcome new members once every year, if you're interested in joining send us a message via social media and we'll let you know the story.


You can also get in touch through social media


Here are some of the dance groups we collaborate with