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Award Winning PUMKIDS

Pied Pumkin is now playing for audiences of three generations! On May 1, 2008 we released PUMKIDS - our brand new CD featuring 12tuneful talesfor all ages. We performed the PUMKIDS family show at Canadian children's festivals and comminty halls. PUMKIDScombines songs from the CD and Rick Scott's award winning children's repertoireperformed Pumkin style.

PUMKIDS won Best Chidlren's Album at the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Outstanding Children's Release in the Western Canadian Music Awards and Parents' Choice and North American Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Honors in the US.

Pied Pumkin also performs "more adult oriented but allages welcome," evening concerts at folk clubs and community halls. Families please feel welcome to come to any of our shows except on the rare occasion when liquor licensing prohibits it.

. If you are interesting in presenting a performance please email

photo by Julia Graff

canada council

We gratefully acknowledge the support
of the Canada Council for the Arts


photo by Julia Graff


pumkids cd cover

Pied Pumkin's new CD
PUMKIDS - Tuneful tales for kids and kin

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"a 2007 Parents' Choice Silver Honor award winner."


"Songs fueled by heart and delivered via stand-out vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentals add up to listening pleasure for ears of any age thanks to the talents of Rick Scott, Shari Ulrich and Joe Mock. Subjects range from the rewards of practice, practice, practice ("Annabelle's Fiddle") and the pleasures of getting around, whether on foot or in a wheelchair ("Good Footin'"), to home, sweet, home ( "Bowen Island"). Fred Penner is a guest vocalist and the CD includes a lovely pair of all-embracing songs written by Scott, Penner and album producer Valley Hennell for the 2006 World Congress on Down Syndrome."

School Library Journal, August 2007

“This exuberant album deserves a place in every library.”

Rick Scott, Joe Mock, and Shari Ulrich are the veteran Canadian folk trio Pied Pumkin. This album of 13 folk, novelty, and folk-rock songs features beautiful harmonies and bouncy, toe-tapping melodies, including two sung in French. The trio plays masterfully on a range of instruments, and their vocals blend beautifully."Annabelle's Fiddle" tells about a young girl who practiced a great deal to learn to play the fiddle.Fred Penner joins the group on "Upside of Down/Cote de Down," a song written for the 2006 World Congress on Down Syndrome."Bowen Island" is a beautiful tune reminiscent of a Gordon Lightfoot song."Sebastaphone" cooks chapattis (flat unleavened bread) for every-one. Among the other songs are "Papa Do Wah Diddy,"" "We're Having a Party," "Elephant Ride," "Little Tai," "When the Bell Rings" and others.

This exuberant album deserves a place in every library.

Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX

_______________Elephant Ride is nominated for Best Children's Song in the US Independent Music Awards

________________Valley Hennell, the album producer, has been nominated
in the Packaging category of the US Independent Music Award Album for her work on
the Pumkids - Tuneful Tales For Kids & Kin Album

____________ "Pumkids: Tuneful Tales for Kids & Kin"won a 2007 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award. Quote: "judged by independent experts to be innovative, age-appropriate, and of exceptional and lasting educational and entertainment value.

_____________"Pied Pumkin Pumkids has won in the catagory of Outstanding Children's Reconding for the 2007 Western Canada Music awards.

Pumkids won Best Childrens Album at the 2007 Canadain Folk Music Awards - to see a photo