Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

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

June 20th: Music in the Village is presenting a Son et Lumiere at St. Michael and All Angels, Northcote Rd. E17 as the sun goes down round 9.20pm.  Over 500 candles will be lit to the sound of plainchant.          


June 4th to 18th, I'm playing bass viol every day  during the E17 Art Trail from noon for half an hour os so at the Inky Cuttlefish Studios

7 Blackhorse Lane, E17 6DS.

Music by Tobias Hume and others!          

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.  Enjoy!,_Antonio)

Coming soon, a concise note about low string basses for composers writing for period instruments.


London Viols                                                               PHOTO Paul Tucker