The Brayzen Heads
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The Brayzen Heads

Orlando, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Orlando, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
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The Brayzen Heads


Dave Gilmore - Guitar, Vocals

Shane Farrell - Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin


and the odd special guest....


They have performed over 4000 shows throughout Europe and the USA.

The Brayzen Heads are coming to the end of a 3 year residency at Raglan Road Irish Pub, Walt Disney World, Florida. They are looking to travel around the USA and Canada sharing their style of Irish Music along the way.


David Gilmore hails from a seaside town of north Dublin called Portmarnock.
He was born into a musical family with his Dad firstly being in the two piece comedy duo Ginger alongside Paul Malone, and then on to front international group Bracken for over 30 years.
David started playing guitar at a young age and played around the Dublin pub scene through his college years and beyond.
On summer breaks from college he played the season out in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa for three seasons playing in the famous Luke Kelly Irish bar.
After college David headed over to the ever popular resort of Benidorm on Spain's costa Blanca coast. Starting out as a solo act in the harp bar, he went on to join the Benidorm's Irish Rovers. With his role as lead vocalist and guitars, David played alongside this lively 4 piece for a further seven years.
Playing 7 nights a week for their 10 month season then going on the road for a month tour of the UK.
David went on to hold a 3 year residency with Shane Farrell as the Brayzen Heads at Raglan Road Irish Pub in downtown Disney.




Shane Farrell was born in Manchester, England to Irish parents. His mother Mary hails from County Galway and his father Tom comes from County Cavan. Shane grew up in a household steeped in traditional Irish music and he started playing Irish music at 7 years of age. He quickly learned to master the mandolin, before progressing to the banjo and fiddle. He has been performing live concerts since the age of 12 years with a variety of musicians and groups around the world including The Irish Rovers, Charlie & the Bhoys, Lúnasa, The Banshees,  The Danny Burns Band, Micheal Mcgoldrick. 

All of Shane's four siblings are multi-talented musicians, holding both All-Britain and All-Ireland titles in the various array of instruments they play. Shane's older brother Colin is an accomplished fiddle and whistle player and musician at Raglan Road and member of Irish Supergroup Lúnasa and American Irish group The Elders.

Shane was All Britain Champion on Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin on numerous occasions, and has won many awards playing with Ó Carolan Ceili Band at the Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann.

He has composed many Traditional Tunes and produced music for many shows and productions including Irelands  TG4 Television channel.  To date Shane has performed live over 4000 times in Europe, Asia, USA & Australia on many different tours and Theatre Productions promoting Irish Traditional music and Culture. Since 2012 Shane has been playing in the House Band at Raglan Road, Downtown Disney In Orlando, Florida playing 6 NIghts a week. Raglan Road has been voted Best Entertainment venue In Orlando by USA today in 2015 and best live music venue by Orlando Magazine in 2015 as well as many more awards. 


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