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Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

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

Steven Devine is including a premiére of a piece I wrote for him, Flats, in a recital at St. John the Baptist, Wellington in Somersest on August 27th

at 6.15pm.


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.

You can find all the dates for next season by clicking the button just above this text box, or further information on the Music in The Village page.

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 also on my lectures

page; during the 20th century many myths and misunderstandings have arisen high time to

dispel them.


London Viols                                                               PHOTO Paul Tucker