Hi ukers, I have some questions for the C.U.G. Question #1: a fantastic gentleman named Ted Jeffries, brought to my attention by C.U.G. uker Bruce, has offered to come and do a lecture/workshop on the circle of fifths (a bit of theory that makes learning uke less daunting). Ted just needs us to nail a date, so please return my email and tell me which month you'd like this to happen (I'm thinking to replace the 3:00 chord review with Ted's Circle of Fifths talk). Name a specific month. Question #2: James Hill has offered to do a workshop this coming Monday afternoon (a pass-the-hat kind of thing). Place TBD. He's performing Monday, May 17 evening at Onteora High (see my other message to you all) and is an amazing performer and educator. Let me know, specifically, if YOU could attend Monday afternoon. Question #3: can you all please remind me what songs were requested last month. I've misplaced my notes (and mind). I appreciate you returning this message a.s.a.p.
A small group of women, referred to as the "Ladies Who Uke" were taking lessons with Killian Mansfield in 2009. Killian passed away in August, 2009, following a 5-year cancer battle. After that, George Koury, a very talented ukulele player (and Tiny Tim's cousin) -- also a dear friend of Killian's -- graciously offered to guide the group. Currently, we meet the first Saturday of every month at the Phoenicia Library, which houses the Killian Mansfield Ukulele Collection. Donations can be made to the library to support the Catskill Ukulele Group meetings, maintaining the collection, and the elementary school and adult programming that the collection serves.