From the Washington Times:
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.