What we're about
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. Killian's parents, Babs and Phil Mansfield lead the group on occasion now, but it is mostly a labor of love, a nurturing village of fun focused, good natured people who share what they know. Currently, we meet the first Saturday of every month at 10:30a at the Phoenicia Library, every Wed. at 6:00p at the Olive Library and every other Saturday at 9:30a at the Town of Ulster Library. Each of these libraries has a collection of loaner ukes. Donations can be made to the libraries to support the Catskill Ukulele Group meetings and to grow and maintain ukulele collections, and to further the elementary school and adult programming that the collections serve.