In a strange twist of fate, through Cork/Chennai consultant Áine Edwards, we also met the great accordion player Tony MacMahon, who was at that time staying in India. It was perhaps through something of the heartfelt world of Irish music that Tony represents that we actually came to our most successful collaboration. Tony has been a regular visitor to India for many years, and through Áine had been introduced to Professor Subramanian and his school in Chennai. Tony had been very moved by the veena and Indian music in general and I had met him in Ireland at several Indian classical concerts. It was through these connections that I came to know of the Professor’s music and the original idea for an Irish–Indian collaboration began.
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