Joan's Irish Journey

Legendary singer-song writer Joan Armatrading begins a musial trip across Ireland in Dublin.

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In the company of top recording star Mary Black, pop cellist Vyvienne Long and traditional musicians she sets the tone for a week of musical celebration.

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2/5. In Limerick Joan Armatrading explores the rich roots of Irish music, attends harping school, and at the World Centre for Irish Music and Dance, hears how traditional music can be given a wildly contemporary spin.

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Joan Armatrading is in County Clare walking the rocky landscape of the Burren. She has a musical encounter with a piper and spends an evening with the world's best ceili band.

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4/5. The music and story of the Aran Islands are celebrated by Joan Armatrading as she crosses the sea from Galway, she meets Ireland's best unaccompanied ballard singer.

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From the festival excitement and music of Galway Joan Armatrading completes her journey at Ballinasloe where Europe's biggest horse fair attracts thousands of farmers and dealers.