Rose Clancy grew up surrounded by music and learned to play at 8. Her father and two uncles came to the United States from their native County Armagh in Northern Ireland to tour as the Irish Ramblers in the early 1960s. These Clancy brothers are unrelated to the Clancy Brothers band. Now, Rose is a much respected, high energy musician playing fiddle, mandolin and banjo at concerts and festivals throughout the Northeast while sharing the stage with some of the greatest traditional performers. Rose's unique fiddle style embraces Northern Irish, Scottish, and some French Canadian influences.
A graduate of the violin making program at North Bennet Street School in Boston, Clancy founded and runs The Chatham Fiddle Company, in Chatham, MA, which offers intimate in-house Concerts, instrument repair, rentals, sales and private music lessons.
Rose performs throughout the Northeast recently including Shalin Liu Performance Center, Payment Performing Arts Center, Gaelic Roots, Boston College, South Shore Conservatory Roots and Branches with Robbie O’Connell and at The Burren Backroom with Jacqueline Schwab and Robbie O’Connell. She has released several CD’s with The Clancy Tradition and released her first solo CD with pianist Brendan Dolan featuring the music of Ireland, Cape Breton and Scotland.
“lovely, energetic music played without pretension” - Daniel Neely, The Irish Echo
"Powerful fiddling from an Irish American who also know the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions” - Alex Monaghan
“Rose’s playing is elegant. There’s a purity and sophistication in her playing that really sets her apart” - Stephen Russell