Woman quits career in NY to make violins in Mass.

From the Washington Times:

A finished violin made by Rose Clancy lies in her studio in Chatham, Mass.  Seven years ago Clancy was 42 years old when she decided to bow out of her successful family business in New York to handcraft violins. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Lane Turner)

A finished violin made by Rose Clancy lies in her studio in Chatham, Mass. Seven years ago Clancy was 42 years old when she decided to bow out of her successful family business in New York to handcraft violins. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Lane Turner)

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) – Lots of people harbor dreams but never follow through on them. Rosemary Clancy’s was to craft violins by hand. She was 42 years old when she decided to drop everything and go for it.

It was a radical decision. Clancy had a major role in a successful family business in New York City. She had played violin all her life but had never worked in wood. She had never really used tools. Nothing prepared her for the exacting, three-year course of study she would undertake, except her lifelong love of traditional Irish music.

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