Hi – I’m Pete Honeyman – musician, educator, woodturner, I’m stretching the boundary of H&I voices this week – I’m based in Perth, which is not in the Highlands, neither am I from the Highlands or indeed Islands and as it happens I was born and raised in Yorkshire (but don’t hold it against me). I do have family connections to Caithness, and have spent a lot of time in that oft neglected and beautiful corner of the region.
I have lived in Scotland for over 35 years, and work for UHI – I’ve been involved with the UHI project since the very beginning back in the 90s and these days I have responsibility for music, art, sound production, design, drama, film and creative writing courses throughout the university from jhetland to Argyll. This means I get to travel a lot around the patch, and this week will be in Inverness for a few days.
It’s a great privilege to have a job that involves travelling in the most stunning countryside, and to work with such amazing creative people who do such fantastic work with students and the creative sector.
I’m a performing musician, mainly jazz and blues and R&B these days, though I have turned my hand to most styles, and turn perfectly good chunks of wood into piles of shavings in the name of woodturning.
So, expect travel pics, some music, some heroes of mine, and I may ask .you some questions – there will be a test.