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‘For Foresters’ are a theatrical, poetic and expressive three-piece act from Co. Donegal.

Formed in June 2015; they are comprised of Gabriel Paschal Blake (guitar/vocals), Conal Doherty (bass) and Gary Hamilton (drums).

Their music is presented with a deep focus on lyrical narratives accompanied by ethereal tones and compelling melodies. For Foresters are not just musicians but storytellers who recite their pro’s through raw, honest tunes.

Their live shows have never been more energetic, dynamic and emotional. Performing in ensembles of up to 7, w/ Sax, Ambient Vocals and Layering Guitar, their musical and live ideas are realized. Real life, re-created through art.

They are just off the back of releasing their Debut Single, ‘Towels,’ on 23/01/07. As well as being one of the highlights of the Other Voices Music Trail 2016 and performing at Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2017.

“‘Bath’ builds from small whispered beginnings to a crescendo of sax and full-band swinging on the crux of the lyric “I am done being the silent one.” Super promising.” – Nialler9

“For Foresters sound is instantly compelling. A fully realised merging of alternative-pop and indie-folk sensibilities, ‘Towels’ has now established the trio as a force to be reakoned with on the scene.” – The Last Mixed Tape.

“Accompanied a sublime video … the single is a swelling cloud of first-rate experimental ambient folk that confronts the tough experience of Blake.” – The Thin Air.


€5 adv / €7 door

Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.