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Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

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

PHOTO Paul Tucker

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



Emily White, trombonist, has released on YouTube a performance of a piece I wrote for her, O 'r Galon.

You can view it here.

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

Here are London Viols, returning from playing in Mallorca, in 2018

For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert.  In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage St. James' Baroque and ended up running it ever since.  Be careful what you volunteer for!

Less than an hour after the Music in the Village quiz was sent out, the first 12 point answer arrived to claim a free ticket.  Quick on the draw, I would say!


Concerts this season will last about 65 minutes, with no interval or refreshments.

Music in the Village concerts will resume on May 26th, if public concerts are allowed as government guidance has predicted.  Please check the Music in the Village page for events.

I would like to salute Marcus Rashford MBE for the great work he has done.  I qualified for free school meals -  instrument loans & lessons were free too;  lucky for me.     Bravo, Mr. Rashford.