Founder of Boston CCE and Music School
Larry Reynolds (1932 – 2012) emigrated from County Galway, Ireland bringing a passion for his homeland’s music and traditions. Dedicating the rest of his life to sharing that passion with others, he became a mainstay of Boston’s Irish scene, helping found the Boston branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and it’s music school. He encouraged young people to participate in Irish music, song and dance as well as promoting those arts in the New England area.
Honoring the Legacy of Larry Reynolds
To honor Larry’s contributions and remember his special place in the New England Irish community, the Reynolds family enabled the Reynolds-Hanafin- Cooley CCÉ Branch to create the LARRY REYNOLDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The Scholarship is presented each year to a young individual selected from the applications sent to the Board of Directors of the Boston CCÉ Music School. The award is funded through donations to RHC CCÉ in memory of Larry Reynolds. The amount of the award is dependent on funds available and to the extent to which the Scholarship compliments the RHC CCÉ branch’s commitment to enriching Irish culture in New England. Some examples of scholarship use are, but not limited to, support for participation in events such as Scoil Éigse or All Ireland Fleadh in Ireland or the Catskill Irish Arts Tír na nÓg’s Children & Youth Program camp.
An applicant for the Larry Reynolds Memorial Award should be a person under 21 years of age who participates in and contributes to the Irish Music/Dance/Song/Culture and Community of New England and is a member of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch of CCÉ. Previous winners may not apply again for 5 years.
In addition to the requirement of intermediate to advanced ability of the applicant, the following preferred qualifications are applicable:
- Those who demonstrate an earnest dedication to advance traditional Irish culture.
- Those who demonstrate the capacity to benefit from participation in advanced traditionalcultural experience.
- Those who would offer to the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch some of the benefits of traditional cultural knowledge.
For complete details and application click Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application.
Application deadline for 2019 is July 12, 2019.
Mail completed application and documentation to:
Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
c/o 84 Old Sudbury Rd
Wayland, MA 01778
Announcement of this years scholarship recipient will be by July 20th 2019. All applicants will be notified.