Bonny Kate

Bonny Kate

Today’s tune is Bonny Kate, and is often paired with last session’s tune, Harper’s Frolic. This tune, also known as “Black Legs”, was first published under the title “Bonny Kate” in John Johnson’s Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances (London, 1758)....
Harper’s Frolic

Harper’s Frolic

In this session you will learn a jolly D major polka called Harper’s Frolic. Harper’s Frolic appears in Thompson’s Complete Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances. Vol 3 c.1773, and is regularly paired with Bonny Kate, which we will be learning...
The Plane Tree

The Plane Tree

Welcome to the first in a series of folk tune tutorials put together for the FolkActive Youth Ensemble. We are kicking off the series with The Plane Tree. Originally titled ‘Mominette’ and played as a reel in 4/4, this tune has transformed over time to...