Donal Lunny has been a consistent and hugely influential presence in the emergence of Irish traditional music over the past five decades. As a founding member of both Planxty and The Bothy Band, his unique approach has altered the genre's sound forever.

In this segment of A Celtic Sojourn, I talk with Lunny about his career in music, his incorporation of new instruments in his early days, his partnership with Andy Irvine, and a journey into rock and jazz with the ground-breaking band Moving Hearts. The conversation also touches on many of his other collaborations since the early 70s.

In his latest project Atlantic Arc, Lunny gathers some of the finest musicians in Ireland and Scotland to create a fresh new sound while keeping the continuum of the tradition so crucial to his own musical journey.

Get more information on Atlantic Arc here.