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.
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.
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.
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.
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.