IMG_4361 2The Pumpkinseeds were founded to give form to that which Mister Harvey is unable to fit upon his cello alone. They are a crack team of adventurous and like-minded musicians who bring to Pumpkinfield a wealth of experience from the full gamut of the performing spectrum.

The Seeds are always eager to explore any ideas – collaborations, sessions, installations… Arrangements and performances are sensitively crafted, and can vary in scope from solo instruments to full on unashamedly monstrous orchestral (sensitively crafted) blow-outs.

They’ve had a busy few months, including:

  • Running Up That Hill – A Celebration of the work of Kate Bush Curated by Emma Pollock – live string section for performances with Kathryn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Rachel Sermanni, Roddy Hart, Bdy_Prts, James Graham (Twilight Sad), Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow), Peter Brewis (Field Music) and Kathryn Williams (this show will be restaged in Glasgow on the 20th May)
  • Roddy Hart’s Roaming Roots – live string section for performances with Yola Carter, Emma Pollock, Ricky Ross, Roberta Sa, Sarah Jarosz, Bryde, Rory Butler, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Scott Hutchison, Jesca Hoop, Field Music, Kathryn Joseph

They can currently be found noodling about behind the magnificent voice of Lomond Campbell on his new album Black River Promise, and on Deacon Blue’s latest record The Believers, and several exciting projects are in the pipeline for 2017…

The Pumpkinseeds is/are/was:

Kate Miguda (violin)
Simon Graham (violin)
Seonaid Aitken (violin)
Liam Lynch (violin/viola)
Elita Poulter (violin)
Emma Lloyd (violin/viola)
Rory Sutherland (violin)
Asher Zaccardelli (viola)
Ian Anderson (viola)
Rik Evans (viola)
Emma Peebles (viola)
Ellen Raissa Jackson (viola)
Alastair Mailer (viola)
Harriet Davidson (cello)
Robin Mason (cello)
Linda Tim (cello)
Louise Martin (cello)
Emily Scott (bass)