Thrilling singing and percussion from the south of France

Swirling voices and energetic percussion fill the air: six friends from childhood bring their local folk songs to life in an exhilarating ride through the vocal traditions of the Massif Central


This is folk music, but maybe not as you know it. Pulsing, driving, wild - music to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Gutsy voices, reminiscent of Georgian singing with their focused sound and rich harmonies. Vocal lines interweave like parallel conversations to make joyful and energy-filled music.


San Salvador sing in Occitan, a southern French dialect. However you don’t need to understand Occitan to enjoy this music: their music brings a raw appeal that crosses the language barrier. As lead singer Gabriel Durif says, there is “a universality in our music that works.”


San Salvador formed in 2015 and since then they have travelled all over the world performing their songs in many different countries. Last year they went down a storm at WOMAD 2021. The band includes two pairs of siblings, making that close knit blend of voices even tighter. 


San Salvador are Gabriel Durif, Eva Durif, Laure Nonique Desvergnes, Sylvestre Nonique Desvergnes, Marion Lherbeil and Thibault Chaumeil.


Doors open: 7.30pm

Concert starts: 8pm

This concert is 1 hr 15 mins approx, there is no interval.



March 2022 Update: as official COVID restrictions end we wanted to update you on what measures we are taking to keep you safe. These are our current safety measures for concerts in May, and we ask for your help and cooperation to make our events as safe as possible:

  • Wear a mask 

We strongly encourage mask wearing for everyone over the age of 12 at our events at all times (including when seated during the concert).

  • Stay home if you’re unwell

Do not attend if you show any symptoms of COVID-19. Get in touch with us and we will refund your ticket.


This event will be run at full capacity (no socially distanced seating). 

If you are uncertain about coming along or you have any concerns you’d like to discuss, let us know by emailing


If you are disabled and need a personal assistant in order to attend then please get in touch to arrange your PA's ticket free of charge: /01865484777