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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.



November 25th

Anna Kondrashina flute &

Trevor Pinnock harpsichord

Bach flute sonatas and Chromatic fantasia & fugue

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!

November 4th 2020

Lucy Russell violin and Steven Devine fortepiano

sonatas for violin and piano - including Sonata no.4 in a minor Op.23 - by Beethoven & one for piano.

After a rehearsal at St. Michael & All Angels, on August 17th, we played to the public for 30 minutes.

Gillian Keith came to sing too!

PLEASE check in advance of this concert that London has not been put in lockdown.  

Concerts can continue under both Tier 2 & 3 conditions.

London-Viols-on-tour4w Rehearsal-performance-Aug20

Concerts this season will have no interval or refreshments and will last about 65 minutes.

Music in the Village 2020-21 next concert

Viola-player for Daalamist4w

A new on-line premiere,  a piece I wrote in memory of Gustav Clarkson, written for Adam Römer on viola called Daalamist available to view.