Singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to Marty Whelan ahead of her upcoming performance in Dublin.

Her live shows in Ireland are always sell outs, a testament to her popularity.

Joan Armatrading was born in Saint Kitts but has lived in England most of her life. She chats to Marty Whelan about writing the theme music to the film 'The Flight of the Wild Geese'. She explains how she wrote the lyrics and music for the track and why she never plays the music live.

'Flight of the Wild Geese' Joan Armatrading
'Flight of the Wild Geese' Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading has had hits with the songs 'Love & Affection', 'Me Myself I' and 'Drop the Pilot'. 

This episode of 'Video File' was presented by Marty Whelan and broadcast on 26 July 1986.