In 1983 I was living next door to the much respected folklorist, Lucille Armstrong. Probably because she heard me playing the violin in the late hours, she invited me to tea one day and I met Narendra, who encouraged me to join Dunav. In the beginning I was not very confident at all; I used to try to hide behind the double bass player! Soon, though, I began to feel more confident and realised that playing folk music is more about sharing good times with friends. Dunav have gone on to be my constant friends for 30 years now, and we have had many good times together.