Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.  

Music in the Village will have an Artist in Residence for the 2017-18 season, Walthamstow-based Anna Alcock.  Anna's Inky Cuttlefish studio is an absolute must-see on the E17 Art Trail.


The Music in the Village Son et Lumiere at St. Michael and All Angels, Northcote Rd. E17 will take place again next year, on June 20th 2018

You can find all the dates for next season by clicking the button just above this text box.

PHOTO Paul Tucker

I play violone and violone grosso, sometimes large bass violin,  for  St James' Baroque.  


In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage the ensemble too and ended up running it for 12 years.  Be careful what you volunteer for!


For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert.  


In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.



I posted my Capuzzi concerto edition for free use on IMSLP.  You can find the preface on the lectures page on this website.  


A concise note for composers writing new music for old instruments is now on my lectures page; during the 20th century many myths and misunderstandings have arisen high time to dispel them.


London Viols                                                               PHOTO Paul Tucker