Music Games from Near & Far
Bonnie Lockhart

All over the world, children delight in singing ring games, line games, play parties, and musical guessing games. In this workshop, we’ll play singing games from Chile, China, Mexico, Trinidad, Japan, Appalachia and more. All ages are welcome to join in the accessible fun of these musical games.

Singer/songwriter Bonnie Lockhart combines a love of diverse folk traditions with a gift for lyrics both witty and compassionate, and an active commitment to participatory, community-building music. From her first recording, made nearly forty years ago with the anti-war folk rock quartet, The Red Star Singers, to her most recent residencies in Oakland’s public schools, Bonnie shares the transformative power of song through performance, writing, recording and teaching. Her songs have been widely anthologized, and recorded by musicians including Gary Lapow, Charlie King, Robin Flower, Betsy Rose, Lisa Atkinson and Sarah Pirtle. Bonnie gives concerts for children and families at schools, libraries, festivals and community centers throughout the west coast. She is the past president and current ardent member of The Children’s Music Network, an national organization promoting empowerment of children through music. You can learn more about Bonnie, her performances and CDs at