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Na Píobairí Uilleann has recently released a DVD - Traveller Piper, A Celebration of the Piping Tradition of Johnny and Felix Doran. The legacy of the Doran brothers is best reflected in the profound influence which their incredible piping has had on subsequent generations of musicians. Piping luminaries such as Davy Spillane, Paddy Keenan and Finbar Furey all cite the Dorans as sources of inspiration and that extraordinary influence remains undiminished today. The ‘travelling’ style of piping often refers directly to the Doran legacy. The DVD Traveller Piper features material filmed at the Doran Centenary Tionól which took place at Spanish Point in April 2008 and includes contributions from Finbar Furey, Paddy Keenan, Mickey Dunne, Mick Coyne, John Rooney and Leo Rickard.
A series of interviews and performances details the lives of these extraordinary musicians and their rich contribution to Irish traditional music.

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